The median annual salary for a Lead Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Lead Tester
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 - 117
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 4 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.28% - 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% - 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 6
Median salary £35,000 - £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £38,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +31.57% -15.55%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1385 938 1639
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.32% 96.40% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1041 816 1308
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Lead Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Lead Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Tester in Cheshire

Lead Tester
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Lead Tester in Cheshire

Lead Tester
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 1 £35,000 -
Lead Tester
North West

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Lead Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Lead Tester in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) System Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) User Stories
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (25.00%) Internet of Things
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement

Lead Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Internet of Things
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (75.00%) System Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA