The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Tester role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lead Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Tester
Rank 834 880 849
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 55 53 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.045% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.048% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 47 49 29
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,800 £31,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £38,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -3.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
100537 111151 100882
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82695 91319 83930
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Lead Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Lead Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Tester
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the UK.

Lead Tester Salary Trend in the UK

Lead Tester
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lead Tester over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 within the UK.

Lead Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead Tester
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 2 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 55 £45,000 +2.85% 5
London +35 14 £43,750 -16.66% 2
Cambridge +17 9 £50,000 -6.97% 2
Cambridgeshire +13 9 £50,000 +5.26% 2
East of England +8 9 £50,000 +5.26% 2
East Midlands +12 8 £45,000 +26.76%
South East +11 8 £55,000 +46.66% 1
North West - 8 £32,500 -
Northampton +6 6 £45,000 +20.00%
Northamptonshire -1 6 £45,000 +20.00%
Cheshire - 5 £32,500 -
Warrington - 5 £32,500 -
Berkshire +3 4 £52,500 +10.52%
Reading - 4 £52,500 -
City of London +60 3 £50,000 -2.43% 1
West Midlands - 3 £31,500 -
Manchester - 3 £42,500 -
Nottingham +3 2 £43,000 +28.35%
Nottinghamshire +3 2 £43,000 +28.35%
Surrey - 2 £51,250 - 1
Hove - 2 £60,000 -
East Sussex - 2 £60,000 -
West Yorkshire +29 1 £57,500 -
Yorkshire +4 1 £57,500 +35.29%
Warwickshire - 1 £31,500 -
Chiswick - 1 £42,500 -
Stockport - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £31,500 -
Coventry - 1 £37,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £30,000 -

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Tester in their job title.

1 98 (74.81%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (51.91%) QA
3 61 (46.56%) Selenium
4 57 (43.51%) Java
5 50 (38.17%) Automated Testing
6 45 (34.35%) ISEB
7 43 (32.82%) Scrum
8 34 (25.95%) SQL
9 33 (25.19%) Mentoring
10 31 (23.66%) WebDriver
10 31 (23.66%) Test Automation
11 28 (21.37%) User Acceptance Testing
11 28 (21.37%) Manual Testing
11 28 (21.37%) C#
11 28 (21.37%) ISTQB
12 27 (20.61%) Software Testing
12 27 (20.61%) TDD
13 23 (17.56%) Finance
14 20 (15.27%) Test Scripting
14 20 (15.27%) Cucumber
15 19 (14.50%) BDD
16 17 (12.98%) Microsoft
16 17 (12.98%) SQL Server
17 16 (12.21%) Test Strategy
18 15 (11.45%) Team Foundation Server
19 14 (10.69%) HTML
19 14 (10.69%) CSS
19 14 (10.69%) UNIX
19 14 (10.69%) QuickTest Pro
19 14 (10.69%) Degree

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.29%) IIS
1 3 (2.29%) Node.js
2 1 (0.76%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (4.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.76%) Wireless
1 1 (0.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.98%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.29%) MySQL
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 61 (46.56%) Selenium
2 31 (23.66%) WebDriver
3 20 (15.27%) Cucumber
4 15 (11.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (10.69%) QuickTest Pro
6 13 (9.92%) SpecFlow
6 13 (9.92%) Jenkins
7 11 (8.40%) LoadRunner
7 11 (8.40%) JIRA
7 11 (8.40%) Hudson
8 10 (7.63%) Visual Studio
9 9 (6.87%) FitNesse
10 8 (6.11%) Git (software)
10 8 (6.11%) WatiN
11 5 (3.82%) MSTest
11 5 (3.82%) JBehave
11 5 (3.82%) Firebug
11 5 (3.82%) Fiddler
11 5 (3.82%) TeamCity
12 4 (3.05%) WinRunner
General
1 23 (17.56%) Finance
2 9 (6.87%) Retail
3 8 (6.11%) Banking
4 5 (3.82%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.53%) Publishing
5 2 (1.53%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Marketing
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Games
6 1 (0.76%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.69%) HTML
1 14 (10.69%) CSS
2 11 (8.40%) .NET
3 10 (7.63%) XML
4 6 (4.58%) Java EE
4 6 (4.58%) J2EE
5 4 (3.05%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.29%) RESTful
7 2 (1.53%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.76%) SOAP
8 1 (0.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.16%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.05%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.29%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.29%) N-Tier
3 3 (2.29%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.29%) User Experience
4 2 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.76%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.69%) UNIX
2 9 (6.87%) Linux
3 7 (5.34%) Windows
4 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.76%) Android
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (74.81%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (38.17%) Automated Testing
3 43 (32.82%) Scrum
4 33 (25.19%) Mentoring
5 31 (23.66%) Test Automation
6 28 (21.37%) User Acceptance Testing
6 28 (21.37%) Manual Testing
7 27 (20.61%) Software Testing
7 27 (20.61%) TDD
8 20 (15.27%) Test Scripting
9 19 (14.50%) BDD
10 16 (12.21%) Test Strategy
11 13 (9.92%) Line Management
12 12 (9.16%) Performance Management
13 11 (8.40%) OO
13 11 (8.40%) V-Model
13 11 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (8.40%) Performance Testing
13 11 (8.40%) Waterfall
13 11 (8.40%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (43.51%) Java
2 34 (25.95%) SQL
3 28 (21.37%) C#
4 12 (9.16%) C++
5 11 (8.40%) Perl
5 11 (8.40%) Ruby
6 10 (7.63%) Python
7 8 (6.11%) PHP
8 7 (5.34%) C
9 3 (2.29%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.53%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.76%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 45 (34.35%) ISEB
2 28 (21.37%) ISTQB
3 14 (10.69%) Degree
4 5 (3.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.76%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.76%) CEH
6 1 (0.76%) CISSP
6 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (51.91%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (7.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (12.98%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.29%) ION Trading
2 3 (2.29%) HP
3 2 (1.53%) VMware
3 2 (1.53%) Telerik
4 1 (0.76%) SAP
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle
4 1 (0.76%) Apple
4 1 (0.76%) hybris
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