The median annual salary for a Lead Tester was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 795 872 854
Rank change year-on-year +77 -18  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 49 46 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.061% 0.047% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.049% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 46 40 74
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £33,600
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £61,625 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.52% +5.55%  

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 77233 94416 96917
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.29% 96.45% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 64704 79862 79959
Median salary £45,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.08% +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +68 18 £65,000 +17.11% 2
South East +64 10 £52,500 - 1
Yorkshire +36 8 £51,000 -11.30% 2
South West +33 8 £62,500 +51.51%
West Midlands +29 3 £47,500 - 1
East of England - 2 £35,500 -
Lead Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 64 (53.78%) Selenium
2 60 (50.42%) QA
3 46 (38.66%) SQL
4 45 (37.82%) ISEB
4 45 (37.82%) Software Testing
5 44 (36.97%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (36.13%) ISTQB
7 37 (31.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 34 (28.57%) Test Automation
9 31 (26.05%) Finance
10 28 (23.53%) Test Scripting
10 28 (23.53%) Automated Testing
10 28 (23.53%) Relational Database
11 27 (22.69%) Oracle
12 26 (21.85%) Regression Testing
13 25 (21.01%) SDLC
13 25 (21.01%) Test Strategy
14 23 (19.33%) CRM
15 22 (18.49%) Test Management
15 22 (18.49%) Defect Management
15 22 (18.49%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (17.65%) XML
17 20 (16.81%) WebDriver
17 20 (16.81%) Cucumber
18 19 (15.97%) Management Information System
19 18 (15.13%) Microsoft
19 18 (15.13%) MS Office
19 18 (15.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 17 (14.29%) Mentoring
21 16 (13.45%) HP Quality Center

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 6 (5.04%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.20%) CMS
2 5 (4.20%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (4.20%) Umbraco
3 3 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.84%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (15.13%) MS Office
2 15 (12.61%) MS Project
2 15 (12.61%) MS Visio
3 10 (8.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.52%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.20%) HTTP
2 1 (0.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (23.53%) Relational Database
2 15 (12.61%) Oracle BI EE
3 12 (10.08%) SQL Server
4 8 (6.72%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.52%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.84%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.84%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 64 (53.78%) Selenium
2 20 (16.81%) Cucumber
2 20 (16.81%) WebDriver
3 14 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (10.08%) SoapUI
4 12 (10.08%) SpecFlow
5 11 (9.24%) Visual Studio
6 10 (8.40%) JMeter
7 7 (5.88%) Capybara
7 7 (5.88%) Jenkins
8 6 (5.04%) Git (software)
8 6 (5.04%) JIRA
8 6 (5.04%) WATIR
9 5 (4.20%) HP UFT
9 5 (4.20%) LoadRunner
10 3 (2.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.52%) JUnit
11 2 (1.68%) Appium
11 2 (1.68%) Protractor
11 2 (1.68%) TestNG
General
1 31 (26.05%) Finance
2 4 (3.36%) Law
3 3 (2.52%) Legal
4 1 (0.84%) Electronics
4 1 (0.84%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.84%) Marketing
4 1 (0.84%) Retail
4 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.65%) XML
2 13 (10.92%) SOAP
3 7 (5.88%) .NET
3 7 (5.88%) HTML
4 4 (3.36%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.68%) CSS
5 2 (1.68%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.68%) Web Services
6 1 (0.84%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.84%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.84%) J2EE
6 1 (0.84%) JSON
6 1 (0.84%) Middleware
6 1 (0.84%) REST
6 1 (0.84%) RESTful
6 1 (0.84%) Spring
6 1 (0.84%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.49%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (15.97%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.72%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.36%) CESG
5 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.84%) Fintech
5 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.56%) Windows
2 7 (5.88%) Mac OS X
2 7 (5.88%) Windows 10
2 7 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.20%) Linux
4 3 (2.52%) Android
4 3 (2.52%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.84%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (37.82%) Software Testing
2 44 (36.97%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (31.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 34 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 28 (23.53%) Automated Testing
5 28 (23.53%) Test Scripting
6 26 (21.85%) Regression Testing
7 25 (21.01%) SDLC
7 25 (21.01%) Test Strategy
8 23 (19.33%) CRM
9 22 (18.49%) Defect Management
9 22 (18.49%) Test Management
10 17 (14.29%) Mentoring
11 16 (13.45%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (12.61%) Performance Testing
13 14 (11.76%) BDD
14 13 (10.92%) Agile Testing
14 13 (10.92%) Automation Testing
15 12 (10.08%) Coaching
16 11 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 46 (38.66%) SQL
2 16 (13.45%) C#
3 14 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 12 (10.08%) Java
5 8 (6.72%) Ruby
6 1 (0.84%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (37.82%) ISEB
2 43 (36.13%) ISTQB
3 18 (15.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (6.72%) Degree
5 6 (5.04%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.04%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.36%) OSCP
7 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.84%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (50.42%) QA
2 2 (1.68%) SDET
3 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 7 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.84%) Docker
2 1 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (13.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (22.69%) Oracle
2 18 (15.13%) Microsoft
3 15 (12.61%) HP
3 15 (12.61%) Siebel
3 15 (12.61%) Sun
4 7 (5.88%) VMware
5 5 (4.20%) Sitecore
6 3 (2.52%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.68%) SAP
8 1 (0.84%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.84%) Infor
8 1 (0.84%) Sage
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