Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Tester was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1004 1060 1102
Rank change year-on-year +56 +42 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 170 138 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.077% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.080% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 161 118 165
England median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,925 £34,400
90th Percentile £85,000 £67,875 £61,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +20.69% -3.33% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 162309 172056 197302
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131276 145303 165484
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Lead Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Lead Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +57 79 £70,000 +40.00% 6
South East +70 32 £45,000 +5.88% 2
North of England -28 30 £40,000 -5.88% 3
North West -21 16 £40,000 -11.11%
Yorkshire +2 13 £40,000 +5.26% 3
Midlands +42 12 £43,750 +19.05%
East of England +10 10 £51,000 +3.55%
West Midlands +16 7 £42,500 +15.65%
South West - 7 £45,000 -
East Midlands +45 5 £47,500 -
North East - 1 £34,000 -
Lead Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 114 (67.06%) Test Automation
2 91 (53.53%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (51.76%) QA
4 82 (48.24%) Selenium
5 49 (28.82%) Cucumber
6 48 (28.24%) Linux
7 47 (27.65%) WebDriver
8 45 (26.47%) SQL
9 44 (25.88%) Test Strategy
10 43 (25.29%) Java
11 36 (21.18%) BDD
12 35 (20.59%) Software Testing
13 34 (20.00%) Ruby
14 32 (18.82%) Penetration Testing
15 30 (17.65%) C#
16 29 (17.06%) Functional Testing
17 28 (16.47%) Jenkins
18 27 (15.88%) Mentoring
18 27 (15.88%) Manual Testing
19 26 (15.29%) Degree
19 26 (15.29%) Unix
20 25 (14.71%) SOAP
20 25 (14.71%) CREST Certified
21 24 (14.12%) ISEB
21 24 (14.12%) Security Cleared
22 23 (13.53%) Web Testing
22 23 (13.53%) XML
23 22 (12.94%) HTML
23 22 (12.94%) JavaScript
23 22 (12.94%) Integration Testing

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 7 (4.12%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.53%) Confluence
3 2 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) FastStats
1 1 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.71%) SaaS
2 5 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.18%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.76%) HTTP
2 10 (5.88%) Internet
3 5 (2.94%) Wireless
4 4 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.76%) Firewall
6 2 (1.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 10 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.53%) MySQL
4 5 (2.94%) Big Data
5 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 82 (48.24%) Selenium
2 49 (28.82%) Cucumber
3 47 (27.65%) WebDriver
4 28 (16.47%) Jenkins
5 19 (11.18%) RSpec
5 19 (11.18%) SpecFlow
6 18 (10.59%) SoapUI
7 15 (8.82%) JIRA
8 11 (6.47%) WATIR
9 7 (4.12%) JMeter
9 7 (4.12%) NUnit
10 5 (2.94%) Appium
10 5 (2.94%) FitNesse
10 5 (2.94%) JUnit
10 5 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (2.94%) TestNG
11 4 (2.35%) Geb
11 4 (2.35%) Git (software)
11 4 (2.35%) Robot Framework
11 4 (2.35%) TestRail
General
1 19 (11.18%) Finance
2 6 (3.53%) Marketing
3 4 (2.35%) Games
3 4 (2.35%) Legal
4 3 (1.76%) Banking
4 3 (1.76%) Retail
5 1 (0.59%) Advertising
5 1 (0.59%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.71%) SOAP
2 23 (13.53%) XML
3 22 (12.94%) HTML
4 20 (11.76%) .NET
5 19 (11.18%) Web Services
6 11 (6.47%) ASP.NET
6 11 (6.47%) REST
7 9 (5.29%) Gherkin
8 5 (2.94%) RESTful
9 4 (2.35%) Apache CXF
10 3 (1.76%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.76%) WSDL
11 2 (1.18%) CSS
11 2 (1.18%) HTML5
11 2 (1.18%) jQuery
11 2 (1.18%) WinForms
12 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (0.59%) Google Maps API
12 1 (0.59%) JSON
12 1 (0.59%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.29%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (2.94%) User Experience
4 4 (2.35%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.76%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.59%) HoloLens
7 1 (0.59%) HTC Vive
7 1 (0.59%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.59%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 48 (28.24%) Linux
2 26 (15.29%) Unix
3 21 (12.35%) Windows
4 18 (10.59%) Android
4 18 (10.59%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.59%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (67.06%) Test Automation
2 91 (53.53%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (25.88%) Test Strategy
4 36 (21.18%) BDD
5 35 (20.59%) Software Testing
6 32 (18.82%) Penetration Testing
7 29 (17.06%) Functional Testing
8 27 (15.88%) Manual Testing
8 27 (15.88%) Mentoring
9 23 (13.53%) Web Testing
10 22 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (12.94%) Integration Testing
10 22 (12.94%) QA Automation
11 21 (12.35%) Scrum
12 20 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
13 19 (11.18%) API Testing
14 18 (10.59%) User Acceptance Testing
15 17 (10.00%) E-Commerce
16 16 (9.41%) Data Protection
16 16 (9.41%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 45 (26.47%) SQL
2 43 (25.29%) Java
3 34 (20.00%) Ruby
4 30 (17.65%) C#
5 22 (12.94%) JavaScript
6 12 (7.06%) Groovy
7 9 (5.29%) Python
8 4 (2.35%) C
8 4 (2.35%) C++
8 4 (2.35%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.76%) Perl
9 3 (1.76%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.59%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.59%) PHP
10 1 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (15.29%) Degree
2 25 (14.71%) CREST Certified
3 24 (14.12%) ISEB
3 24 (14.12%) Security Cleared
4 13 (7.65%) ISTQB
5 12 (7.06%) Cyber Scheme
5 12 (7.06%) Tigerscheme
6 7 (4.12%) CEH
6 7 (4.12%) MCSA
6 7 (4.12%) MCSE
6 7 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.94%) CHECK Team Leader
7 5 (2.94%) OSCP
7 5 (2.94%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.35%) CHECK Team Member
8 4 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.76%) GXPN
9 3 (1.76%) Master's Degree
9 3 (1.76%) OSCE
9 3 (1.76%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (51.76%) QA
2 8 (4.71%) ISO 20022
2 8 (4.71%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (2.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (1.76%) Nessus
1 3 (1.76%) Nmap
2 2 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (11.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.12%) Capita
3 4 (2.35%) hybris
3 4 (2.35%) Oracle
4 3 (1.76%) HP
5 2 (1.18%) Sony
6 1 (0.59%) Google
6 1 (0.59%) Mapbox
6 1 (0.59%) Teradata