The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Tester
Rank 820 848 839
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 93 34 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.031% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.033% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 70 27 52
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,900 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £59,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.70% +6.25%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110530 102537 112239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.28% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90232 84940 96167
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 28 July 2014 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 28 July 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 +35 90 £42,500 -5.55% 6
London -46 24 £50,000 +2.56% 2
Yorkshire -22 18 £42,500 +6.25%
South East +18 15 £45,000 - 1
South West 0 15 £32,500 +0.77% 1
Dorset +7 10 £32,500 +16.07% 1
Poole - 10 £32,500 - 1
East of England - 10 £47,500 - 1
West Yorkshire -27 9 £54,000 -
Leeds - 9 £54,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 7 £47,500 -
Sheffield -8 6 £42,500 +6.25%
South Yorkshire -9 6 £42,500 +6.25%
Cambridge - 6 £53,750 -
Hampshire +5 5 £40,000 -11.11%
Buckinghamshire - 5 £45,000 -
Havant - 5 £40,000 -
Coventry - 4 £37,500 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £45,000 -
Swindon - 4 £35,000 -
Wiltshire - 4 £35,000 -
West Midlands - 4 £37,500 -
City of London -12 3 £47,500 -
Kent - 3 £65,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £65,000 -
North West +2 2 £37,000 -12.94% 1
East Midlands -7 2 £35,500 -16.47%
Manchester -12 2 £37,000 -4.51% 1
Bedford - 2 £41,000 - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £41,000 - 1

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 52 (37.96%) QA
2 40 (29.20%) SQL
2 40 (29.20%) ISEB
3 36 (26.28%) Finance
3 36 (26.28%) Software Testing
4 35 (25.55%) Test Automation
5 34 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (23.36%) Automated Testing
7 27 (19.71%) Selenium
7 27 (19.71%) Manual Testing
8 23 (16.79%) Telecoms
9 21 (15.33%) Java
10 18 (13.14%) MS Excel
11 17 (12.41%) Windows
11 17 (12.41%) Penetration Testing
12 16 (11.68%) Test Management
12 16 (11.68%) Linux
12 16 (11.68%) MySQL
13 15 (10.95%) C#
13 15 (10.95%) QuickTest Pro
13 15 (10.95%) Apple iOS
13 15 (10.95%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (10.95%) ISTQB
14 14 (10.22%) Test Strategy
15 13 (9.49%) Information Security
16 12 (8.76%) Scrum
16 12 (8.76%) CCNA
16 12 (8.76%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (8.76%) .NET
16 12 (8.76%) MS Office

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 7 (5.11%) Apache
2 5 (3.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (2.92%) IIS
4 1 (0.73%) Confluence
4 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (13.14%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.46%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.73%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.57%) LTE
1 9 (6.57%) GGSN
1 9 (6.57%) SGSN
1 9 (6.57%) 3G
1 9 (6.57%) Broadband
2 6 (4.38%) Firewall
3 2 (1.46%) Network Security
4 1 (0.73%) AMQP
4 1 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.73%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.68%) MySQL
2 6 (4.38%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.19%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.46%) Hazelcast
4 2 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (1.46%) Big Data
4 2 (1.46%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.46%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.73%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.73%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (19.71%) Selenium
2 15 (10.95%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (8.76%) Cucumber
4 10 (7.30%) Jenkins
5 9 (6.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (6.57%) JIRA
6 8 (5.84%) WebDriver
7 6 (4.38%) SoapUI
8 5 (3.65%) Behat
9 4 (2.92%) Subversion
9 4 (2.92%) JUnit
9 4 (2.92%) FitNesse
9 4 (2.92%) Git (software)
10 3 (2.19%) Hudson
10 3 (2.19%) Metasploit
10 3 (2.19%) PHPUnit
10 3 (2.19%) JMeter
11 2 (1.46%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.46%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.46%) WATIR
General
1 36 (26.28%) Finance
2 23 (16.79%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.57%) Retail
3 9 (6.57%) Multimedia
4 6 (4.38%) Banking
5 3 (2.19%) Law
6 2 (1.46%) Electronics
6 2 (1.46%) Marketing
7 1 (0.73%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.73%) Legal
7 1 (0.73%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.76%) .NET
2 8 (5.84%) XML
3 7 (5.11%) RESTful
3 7 (5.11%) JSON
4 6 (4.38%) Gherkin
5 5 (3.65%) SOAP
5 5 (3.65%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.19%) HTML
6 3 (2.19%) CSS
6 3 (2.19%) LAMP
7 2 (1.46%) Flash
7 2 (1.46%) JSF
7 2 (1.46%) Adobe AIR
7 2 (1.46%) REST
8 1 (0.73%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.73%) Java SE
8 1 (0.73%) Java EE
8 1 (0.73%) EJB
8 1 (0.73%) Web Services
8 1 (0.73%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.30%) Computer Science
2 9 (6.57%) Smart Meter
3 8 (5.84%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.65%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (2.92%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.19%) Open Source
7 2 (1.46%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.73%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.73%) EFT
8 1 (0.73%) EFTPOS
8 1 (0.73%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.73%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.73%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.41%) Windows
2 16 (11.68%) Linux
3 15 (10.95%) Apple iOS
4 11 (8.03%) Android
5 8 (5.84%) UNIX
6 2 (1.46%) Solaris
7 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.28%) Software Testing
2 35 (25.55%) Test Automation
3 34 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (23.36%) Automated Testing
5 27 (19.71%) Manual Testing
6 17 (12.41%) Penetration Testing
7 16 (11.68%) Test Management
8 15 (10.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (10.22%) Test Strategy
10 13 (9.49%) Information Security
11 12 (8.76%) Scrum
11 12 (8.76%) BDD
12 11 (8.03%) E-Commerce
12 11 (8.03%) TDD
12 11 (8.03%) Automation Testing
13 10 (7.30%) Performance Testing
13 10 (7.30%) Test Scripting
14 9 (6.57%) Network Architecture
14 9 (6.57%) Regression Testing
15 8 (5.84%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 40 (29.20%) SQL
2 21 (15.33%) Java
3 15 (10.95%) C#
4 11 (8.03%) PHP
5 8 (5.84%) VB
6 7 (5.11%) VBA
6 7 (5.11%) VBScript
7 6 (4.38%) Python
7 6 (4.38%) Ruby
8 3 (2.19%) Perl
8 3 (2.19%) C++
9 2 (1.46%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.73%) Scala
10 1 (0.73%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (29.20%) ISEB
2 15 (10.95%) ISTQB
3 12 (8.76%) CCNA
3 12 (8.76%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (8.03%) Degree
5 9 (6.57%) CCNP
6 7 (5.11%) CISSP
7 6 (4.38%) CEH
7 6 (4.38%) Security Cleared
8 5 (3.65%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (2.19%) CISA
10 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.46%) MCITP
10 2 (1.46%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.73%) GPEN
11 1 (0.73%) OSCP
11 1 (0.73%) PCI QSA
11 1 (0.73%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (37.96%) QA
2 8 (5.84%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (3.65%) vSphere
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.73%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 8 (5.84%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.19%) Nessus
3 2 (1.46%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 6 (4.38%) HP
1 6 (4.38%) Microsoft
1 6 (4.38%) Oracle
2 5 (3.65%) Cisco
2 5 (3.65%) VMware
3 4 (2.92%) Telerik
4 2 (1.46%) Adobe
4 2 (1.46%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.46%) SAP
4 2 (1.46%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (0.73%) Twitter
5 1 (0.73%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.73%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.73%) Informatica
5 1 (0.73%) IBM
5 1 (0.73%) Siebel
5 1 (0.73%) TOWER Software
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