The median annual salary for a Lead Tester was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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
England / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 386 421 467
Rank change year-on-year +35 +46  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 8 15 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.055% 0.082% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.084% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 2
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,500 £38,750
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £57,300 £48,750
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 the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14084 17831 20749
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.53% 96.94% 97.20%
Number of salaries quoted 11801 15169 16871
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Tester in the South East

Lead Tester
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Lead Tester in the South East

Lead Tester
Salary Histogram in the South East

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

Salary histogram for Lead Tester in the South East

Lead Tester
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the South East 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
Hampshire +33 3 £57,500 +0.87% 1
Oxfordshire +17 3 £67,500 -
East Sussex +9 1 £50,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £52,500 - 1
Lead Tester
England

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region featuring Lead Tester in the job title.

1 15 (88.24%) Test Automation
2 12 (70.59%) Selenium
3 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) Visual Studio
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 6 (35.29%) C#
5 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
5 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
6 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
7 4 (23.53%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
7 4 (23.53%) Degree
7 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
7 4 (23.53%) QA
7 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
7 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
7 4 (23.53%) Web Services
7 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
8 3 (17.65%) ISEB
8 3 (17.65%) SQL
8 3 (17.65%) MySQL
8 3 (17.65%) REST
8 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (17.65%) TestNG
8 3 (17.65%) Appium
8 3 (17.65%) API Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (11.76%) Coaching
9 2 (11.76%) DevOps

Lead Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (70.59%) Selenium
2 8 (47.06%) Visual Studio
3 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
4 3 (17.65%) Appium
4 3 (17.65%) TestNG
5 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
6 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
6 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
6 1 (5.88%) NUnit
6 1 (5.88%) SilkTest
6 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Web Services
2 3 (17.65%) REST
3 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.88%) Middleware
3 1 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Test Automation
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
4 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
4 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
5 4 (23.53%) Continuous Deployment
5 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
6 3 (17.65%) API Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (11.76%) Coaching
7 2 (11.76%) DevOps
7 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Agile Testing
8 1 (5.88%) BDD
8 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Line Management
8 1 (5.88%) Scenario Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) C#
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) MATLAB
5 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (17.65%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) CHECK Team Member
3 1 (5.88%) CREST Certified
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
1 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
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