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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Tester
Rank 855 825 823
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 35 76 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.070% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.074% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 27 45 57
Average salary £41,000 £47,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.68% +4.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,400 £35,000 £34,700
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £64,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £41,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +13.69%

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
106438 102688 109004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.55% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 86956 85302 92787
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 22 October 2014 within the UK.

Lead Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead Tester
Top 28 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 22 October 2014. 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 -18 35 £41,000 -18.00% 6
London -20 16 £57,500 +15.00% 1
East of England -10 10 £37,500 +3.44%
Cambridge - 7 £37,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 7 £37,500 -
South East -11 6 £33,500 -38.81% 1
Berkshire -4 2 £40,000 -10.11% 1
Hampshire -5 2 £26,000 -60.00%
Bedfordshire -9 2 £41,000 +26.15%
South West -14 2 £32,500 -23.52% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £40,000 -
Andover - 2 £26,000 -
Bedford - 2 £41,000 -
City of London +10 1 £47,500 -13.63%
North West -14 1 £34,000 -6.20% 2
Abingdon - 1 - -
Banbury - 1 £40,000 -
Basildon - 1 £52,500 -
Manchester - 1 £34,000 - 1
Newbury - 1 £40,000 -
Poole - 1 £32,500 -
Reading - 1 - - 1
Stockport - 1 £34,000 - 1
Swindon - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £32,500 -
Essex - 1 £52,500 -
Edgware - 1 £60,000 -

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 39 (30.95%) Test Automation
2 38 (30.16%) ISEB
2 38 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (29.37%) Software Testing
4 32 (25.40%) SQL
5 31 (24.60%) QA
6 27 (21.43%) Selenium
7 26 (20.63%) Finance
8 24 (19.05%) Automated Testing
8 24 (19.05%) Manual Testing
9 19 (15.08%) ISTQB
9 19 (15.08%) Windows
10 17 (13.49%) Penetration Testing
11 16 (12.70%) MS Excel
12 15 (11.90%) CCNA
12 15 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (11.90%) Java
12 15 (11.90%) Information Security
13 14 (11.11%) Regression Testing
13 14 (11.11%) Linux
13 14 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
13 14 (11.11%) Cucumber
13 14 (11.11%) Test Scripting
14 13 (10.32%) C#
14 13 (10.32%) MySQL
14 13 (10.32%) Telecoms
15 12 (9.52%) MS Office
15 12 (9.52%) Test Management
15 12 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
16 11 (8.73%) JIRA

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 5 (3.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (3.17%) Apache
2 4 (3.17%) IIS
3 1 (0.79%) Confluence
3 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (12.70%) MS Excel
2 12 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.94%) Firewall
2 9 (7.14%) GGSN
2 9 (7.14%) SGSN
2 9 (7.14%) LTE
2 9 (7.14%) 3G
2 9 (7.14%) Broadband
3 5 (3.97%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.17%) LAN
4 4 (3.17%) WAN
5 1 (0.79%) Network Security
5 1 (0.79%) AMQP
5 1 (0.79%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.32%) MySQL
2 6 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (21.43%) Selenium
2 14 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 14 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 11 (8.73%) JIRA
4 7 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 6 (4.76%) TestComplete
5 6 (4.76%) eggPlant
5 6 (4.76%) WebDriver
6 5 (3.97%) SoapUI
6 5 (3.97%) Behat
6 5 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (3.97%) FitNesse
7 4 (3.17%) Subversion
8 3 (2.38%) PHPUnit
9 2 (1.59%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.59%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.59%) JUnit
9 2 (1.59%) JMeter
9 2 (1.59%) Metasploit
9 2 (1.59%) WATIR
General
1 26 (20.63%) Finance
2 13 (10.32%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.14%) Multimedia
4 6 (4.76%) Banking
4 6 (4.76%) Retail
5 2 (1.59%) Electronics
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
6 1 (0.79%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.14%) .NET
2 5 (3.97%) SOAP
3 3 (2.38%) Gherkin
3 3 (2.38%) HTML
3 3 (2.38%) CSS
3 3 (2.38%) XML
4 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.59%) Flash
4 2 (1.59%) JSON
4 2 (1.59%) Adobe AIR
4 2 (1.59%) RESTful
5 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.79%) Java EE
5 1 (0.79%) Web Services
5 1 (0.79%) EJB
5 1 (0.79%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.14%) Smart Meter
2 8 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.97%) User Experience
4 5 (3.97%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.17%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.17%) Open Source
6 2 (1.59%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.79%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.79%) CESG
7 1 (0.79%) EFT
7 1 (0.79%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.08%) Windows
2 14 (11.11%) Linux
3 5 (3.97%) UNIX
3 5 (3.97%) Solaris
4 4 (3.17%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (30.95%) Test Automation
2 38 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (29.37%) Software Testing
4 24 (19.05%) Automated Testing
4 24 (19.05%) Manual Testing
5 17 (13.49%) Penetration Testing
6 15 (11.90%) Information Security
7 14 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 14 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 12 (9.52%) Test Management
8 12 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (7.94%) Test Strategy
9 10 (7.94%) Vulnerability Management
10 9 (7.14%) Network Architecture
10 9 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (7.14%) E-Commerce
11 8 (6.35%) Automation Testing
12 7 (5.56%) Performance Testing
12 7 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (5.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 32 (25.40%) SQL
2 15 (11.90%) Java
3 13 (10.32%) C#
4 10 (7.94%) Ruby
5 8 (6.35%) PHP
6 7 (5.56%) Python
7 6 (4.76%) VB
7 6 (4.76%) Perl
8 5 (3.97%) VBScript
8 5 (3.97%) VBA
9 4 (3.17%) C++
10 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.79%) C
10 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (30.16%) ISEB
2 19 (15.08%) ISTQB
3 15 (11.90%) CCNA
3 15 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (7.94%) CISSP
5 9 (7.14%) CEH
5 9 (7.14%) CCNP
6 7 (5.56%) Degree
6 7 (5.56%) Security Cleared
7 6 (4.76%) CISA
8 5 (3.97%) MCITP
8 5 (3.97%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (2.38%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.79%) GPEN
10 1 (0.79%) OSCP
10 1 (0.79%) PCI QSA
10 1 (0.79%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (24.60%) QA
2 2 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (4.76%) vSphere
2 5 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.59%) Nessus
2 2 (1.59%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 11 (8.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.76%) HP
2 6 (4.76%) Oracle
2 6 (4.76%) VMware
3 5 (3.97%) Cisco
4 3 (2.38%) Telerik
5 2 (1.59%) Adobe
5 2 (1.59%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.79%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.79%) SAP
6 1 (0.79%) Informatica
6 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.79%) Siebel
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