The median annual salary for a Lead Tester was £53,750 in advertised job vacancies in England 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
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 802 819 902
Rank change year-on-year +17 +83  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 53 88 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.063% 0.095% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.098% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 49 75 49
Median salary £53,750 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.38% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £55,000
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 England. 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80108 89468 100526
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.97% 96.55% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 65932 76287 83736
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
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 England

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Tester in England

Lead Tester
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Lead Tester in England

Lead Tester
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Tester in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Tester in England

Lead Tester
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the England 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
London +20 16 £62,500 - 1
South East +35 8 £57,500 +9.52% 2
East of England +3 8 £42,250 -11.05% 2
Yorkshire 0 6 £54,750 -21.78%
North West -48 6 £35,000 -22.22% 1
West Midlands +5 3 £47,500 +31.94% 3
East Midlands - 3 £47,500 - 1
South West - 3 £60,000 -
Lead Tester
UK

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

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 England region featuring Lead Tester in the job title.

1 83 (83.84%) Test Automation
2 52 (52.53%) Selenium
3 45 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (38.38%) QA
5 35 (35.35%) Test Scripting
6 32 (32.32%) Software Testing
7 30 (30.30%) Test Strategy
8 22 (22.22%) SDLC
9 21 (21.21%) Regression Testing
9 21 (21.21%) Java
9 21 (21.21%) SQL
10 20 (20.20%) ISTQB
11 19 (19.19%) C#
12 18 (18.18%) Microsoft
12 18 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (18.18%) Cucumber
12 18 (18.18%) BDD
13 17 (17.17%) Mentoring
13 17 (17.17%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (17.17%) .NET
14 16 (16.16%) Scrum
15 13 (13.13%) Degree
15 13 (13.13%) Finance
15 13 (13.13%) JavaScript
15 13 (13.13%) ISEB
15 13 (13.13%) Team Foundation Server
16 12 (12.12%) E-Commerce
16 12 (12.12%) Manual Testing
17 11 (11.11%) SQL Server
18 10 (10.10%) Open Source

Lead Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.05%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.04%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.02%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.01%) FastStats
2 1 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.05%) SaaS
3 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.01%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.03%) HTTP
1 3 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.05%) MySQL
3 4 (4.04%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (4.04%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 3 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.01%) Big Data
5 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 52 (52.53%) Selenium
2 18 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 13 (13.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (10.10%) SpecFlow
5 8 (8.08%) Visual Studio
5 8 (8.08%) WebDriver
6 7 (7.07%) SoapUI
7 6 (6.06%) TestNG
8 5 (5.05%) Jenkins
9 4 (4.04%) Appium
9 4 (4.04%) Git (software)
9 4 (4.04%) JIRA
9 4 (4.04%) JUnit
9 4 (4.04%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (4.04%) TeamCity
9 4 (4.04%) YouTrack
10 3 (3.03%) Jasmine
10 3 (3.03%) NUnit
10 3 (3.03%) Protractor
11 2 (2.02%) HP UFT
General
1 13 (13.13%) Finance
2 4 (4.04%) Italian Language
3 3 (3.03%) Legal
4 2 (2.02%) Law
4 2 (2.02%) Marketing
4 2 (2.02%) Retail
5 1 (1.01%) Electronics
5 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.17%) .NET
2 9 (9.09%) SOAP
3 8 (8.08%) Web Services
4 6 (6.06%) HTML
5 5 (5.05%) REST
6 4 (4.04%) XML
7 3 (3.03%) CSS
7 3 (3.03%) RESTful
8 2 (2.02%) JSON
9 1 (1.01%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.01%) Apache CXF
9 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.01%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.01%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) CESG
2 4 (4.04%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.04%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.01%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.05%) Linux
2 3 (3.03%) Windows
3 1 (1.01%) Android
3 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (83.84%) Test Automation
2 45 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (35.35%) Test Scripting
4 32 (32.32%) Software Testing
5 30 (30.30%) Test Strategy
6 22 (22.22%) SDLC
7 21 (21.21%) Regression Testing
8 18 (18.18%) BDD
8 18 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (17.17%) Mentoring
9 17 (17.17%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (16.16%) Scrum
11 12 (12.12%) E-Commerce
11 12 (12.12%) Manual Testing
12 10 (10.10%) Open Source
13 9 (9.09%) User Stories
14 8 (8.08%) Context-Driven Testing
14 8 (8.08%) Penetration Testing
14 8 (8.08%) Workflow
14 8 (8.08%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.21%) Java
1 21 (21.21%) SQL
2 19 (19.19%) C#
3 13 (13.13%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.08%) Ruby
5 2 (2.02%) C
5 2 (2.02%) C++
5 2 (2.02%) MATLAB
5 2 (2.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (20.20%) ISTQB
2 13 (13.13%) Degree
2 13 (13.13%) ISEB
3 10 (10.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.06%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.05%) OSCP
6 3 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.02%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (1.01%) CHECK Team Member
8 1 (1.01%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.01%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (38.38%) QA
2 4 (4.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.01%) Docker
1 1 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 18 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.05%) Oracle
3 1 (1.01%) SAP
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