Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 515 595 625
Rank change year-on-year +80 +30 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 32 7 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.020% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.021% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 31 3 24
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -22.73% +22.22%
10th Percentile £31,250 £34,250 £36,625
90th Percentile £72,500 £43,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £53,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +19.44% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29304 33921 41438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 96.97% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 24468 28449 34555
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Lead Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
Thames Valley +55 10 £50,000 +17.65%
Oxfordshire +15 9 £50,000 +42.86%
Hampshire - 7 £57,500 -
East Sussex +1 5 £32,500 - 1
Surrey - 5 £38,500 -
West Sussex - 4 £39,000 -
Buckinghamshire +15 1 £35,000 -17.65%
Lead Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 South East region featuring Lead Tester in the job title.

1 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (50.00%) Degree
2 16 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (40.63%) Selenium
4 11 (34.38%) Software Testing
5 9 (28.13%) ISEB
6 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (25.00%) C#
6 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 8 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 8 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 8 (25.00%) SDLC
7 7 (21.88%) Mentoring
7 7 (21.88%) REST
7 7 (21.88%) .NET
8 6 (18.75%) SQL
8 6 (18.75%) Web Services
8 6 (18.75%) QA
9 5 (15.63%) TestNG
9 5 (15.63%) Appium
9 5 (15.63%) API Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Computer Science
9 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing
9 5 (15.63%) MySQL
10 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
10 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
10 4 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (12.50%) CHECK Team Member
10 4 (12.50%) CREST Certified

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.63%) MySQL
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (40.63%) Selenium
2 5 (15.63%) Appium
2 5 (15.63%) TestNG
3 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 4 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 3 (9.38%) NUnit
4 3 (9.38%) SpecFlow
4 3 (9.38%) TestComplete
4 3 (9.38%) TestPartner
4 3 (9.38%) VersionOne
4 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.25%) JIRA
5 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
6 1 (3.13%) Selenium IDE
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
1 2 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) .NET
1 7 (21.88%) REST
2 6 (18.75%) Web Services
3 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.25%) SOAP
4 2 (6.25%) WSDL
5 1 (3.13%) Google Maps API
5 1 (3.13%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (34.38%) Software Testing
4 8 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 8 (25.00%) SDLC
4 8 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 7 (21.88%) Mentoring
6 5 (15.63%) API Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 4 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Agile Project Management
8 3 (9.38%) BDD
8 3 (9.38%) Project Management
8 3 (9.38%) Scrum
8 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
8 3 (9.38%) TDD
8 3 (9.38%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) C#
2 6 (18.75%) SQL
3 3 (9.38%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.13%) MATLAB
4 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) Degree
2 9 (28.13%) ISEB
3 4 (12.50%) CHECK Team Member
3 4 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (12.50%) CREST Certified
4 1 (3.13%) CHECK Team Leader
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) hybris
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) Google
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Mapbox