The median annual salary for a Lead Tester was - in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 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
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 229 244
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 0 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.14% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 8
Median salary - £42,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
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 the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5931 5576 6456
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.83% 97.04% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4959 4681 5205
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Lead Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Tester in the North West

Lead Tester
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Lead Tester in the North West

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West region featuring Lead Tester in the job title.

1 14 (77.78%) ISEB
2 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Test Strategy
3 10 (55.56%) Automated Testing
4 8 (44.44%) QA
4 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
5 7 (38.89%) Mac OS X
5 7 (38.89%) VMware
5 7 (38.89%) Regression Testing
5 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
5 7 (38.89%) SQL
5 7 (38.89%) Windows
5 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
5 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (38.89%) Selenium
5 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (38.89%) Defect Tracking
5 7 (38.89%) Windows 10
5 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
5 7 (38.89%) Case Management
6 5 (27.78%) SDLC
6 5 (27.78%) SpecFlow
6 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
6 5 (27.78%) Oracle
7 4 (22.22%) RDBMS
7 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 4 (22.22%) WebDriver

Lead Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) RDBMS
2 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Selenium
2 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
2 5 (27.78%) SpecFlow
3 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 3 (16.67%) JIRA
5 2 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (5.56%) jMock
6 1 (5.56%) JUnit
6 1 (5.56%) Mockito
6 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
2 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) J2EE
2 1 (5.56%) Spring
2 1 (5.56%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Mac OS X
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
1 7 (38.89%) Windows 10
1 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
2 2 (11.11%) Android
2 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (61.11%) Test Strategy
2 10 (55.56%) Automated Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Case Management
3 7 (38.89%) Defect Tracking
3 7 (38.89%) Regression Testing
3 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (27.78%) SDLC
5 4 (22.22%) Agile Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 3 (16.67%) Coaching
6 3 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (16.67%) Process Improvement
6 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 3 (16.67%) System Testing
6 3 (16.67%) User Stories
7 2 (11.11%) TDD
8 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.56%) Scrum
8 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) ISEB
2 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
1 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) VMware
3 5 (27.78%) Oracle
4 2 (11.11%) Xamarin