Period
to 23 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Tester was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 July 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 West
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 310 345 352
Rank change year-on-year +35 +7 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 13 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.12% 0.018% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.018% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 5
South West median annual salary £62,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +51.52% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £53,625 £36,375 £31,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £51,125 £43,550
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -

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 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
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 10163 10819 11745
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 97.02% 97.11% 97.40%
Number of salaries quoted 8495 9095 9817
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £22,900
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,650 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Lead Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Tester in the South West

Lead Tester
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Lead Tester in the South West

Lead Tester
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Tester in the South West over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Tester in the South West

Lead Tester
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 23 July 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
Bristol - 10 £62,500 -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Dorset +24 1 - -
Lead Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 West region featuring Lead Tester in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (69.23%) Open Source
2 9 (69.23%) Java
3 8 (61.54%) Software Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (38.46%) Scrum
5 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (30.77%) Selenium
6 4 (30.77%) SDLC
6 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
7 3 (23.08%) Jasmine
7 3 (23.08%) Protractor
7 3 (23.08%) Context-Driven Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
7 3 (23.08%) TestNG
7 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Degree
7 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
7 3 (23.08%) SQL
7 3 (23.08%) .NET
7 3 (23.08%) Oracle
7 3 (23.08%) C#
7 3 (23.08%) HTML
7 3 (23.08%) JUnit
7 3 (23.08%) CSS
8 2 (15.38%) ITIL
8 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
8 2 (15.38%) Linux

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

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) Jasmine
2 3 (23.08%) JUnit
2 3 (23.08%) Protractor
2 3 (23.08%) TestNG
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
1 3 (23.08%) CSS
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (69.23%) Open Source
3 8 (61.54%) Software Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) Scrum
5 4 (30.77%) SDLC
5 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
6 3 (23.08%) Context-Driven Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
6 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
7 2 (15.38%) ITIL
7 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
7 2 (15.38%) Stress Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Test Management
7 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 2 (15.38%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) CEH
2 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) MCSA
2 2 (15.38%) MCSE
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft