The median annual salary for a Lead Tester was £52,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 838 844 930
Rank change year-on-year +6 +86  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 52 88 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.089% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.093% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 48 75 49
Median salary £52,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.47% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £55,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £37,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +32.45% -16.11%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Lead Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Tester in the UK

Lead Tester
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Lead Tester in the UK

Lead Tester
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Tester over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Tester in the UK

Lead Tester
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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
England +12 52 £52,000 +6.66% 17
London +24 14 £58,750 -6.00% 3
South East +39 10 £57,500 +9.52% 3
East of England -8 8 £42,250 -11.05% 2
North West -47 6 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Yorkshire -6 5 £49,500 -29.28% 3
Hampshire +18 4 £57,500 +0.87% 2
Oxfordshire +15 4 £67,500 -
Basingstoke +7 4 £57,500 +0.87% 2
Ipswich - 4 £32,500 -
Cheshire - 4 £35,000 -
Suffolk - 4 £32,500 -
West Yorkshire +5 3 £60,000 -14.28% 1
Leeds +1 3 £60,000 -14.28% 1
West Midlands -5 3 £47,500 +31.94% 3
Cambridgeshire -19 3 £52,000 +60.00% 2
East Midlands - 3 £47,500 - 2
South West - 3 £60,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £47,500 - 2
Bristol - 3 £60,000 -
Nottingham - 3 £47,500 - 2
Cambridge - 3 £52,000 - 2
City of London +29 2 £67,500 +22.72% 1
North Yorkshire +5 2 £40,500 +15.71% 2
Manchester -45 2 £46,000 +2.22%
Warwickshire - 2 £51,750 - 1
Worcester +12 1 £37,500 -21.05%
East Sussex +11 1 £50,000 -
Brighton +7 1 £50,000 -
Worcestershire 0 1 £37,500 -21.05%

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 featuring Lead Tester in the job title.

1 84 (82.35%) Test Automation
2 53 (51.96%) Selenium
3 46 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (38.24%) QA
5 35 (34.31%) Test Scripting
6 32 (31.37%) Software Testing
7 30 (29.41%) Test Strategy
8 22 (21.57%) SDLC
9 21 (20.59%) Regression Testing
9 21 (20.59%) Java
9 21 (20.59%) SQL
10 20 (19.61%) C#
10 20 (19.61%) ISTQB
11 19 (18.63%) Microsoft
12 18 (17.65%) Cucumber
12 18 (17.65%) BDD
12 18 (17.65%) .NET
12 18 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (16.67%) Mentoring
14 16 (15.69%) Scrum
15 14 (13.73%) Degree
16 13 (12.75%) Manual Testing
16 13 (12.75%) Finance
16 13 (12.75%) SQL Server
16 13 (12.75%) JavaScript
16 13 (12.75%) ISEB
16 13 (12.75%) Team Foundation Server
17 12 (11.76%) E-Commerce
18 10 (9.80%) Open Source

Lead Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (4.90%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.96%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.98%) FastStats
2 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.90%) SaaS
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.98%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.94%) HTTP
1 3 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.88%) MySQL
3 4 (3.92%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (3.92%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 3 (2.94%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.98%) Big Data
5 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 53 (51.96%) Selenium
2 18 (17.65%) Cucumber
3 13 (12.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (9.80%) SpecFlow
5 8 (7.84%) Visual Studio
5 8 (7.84%) WebDriver
6 7 (6.86%) SoapUI
6 7 (6.86%) TestNG
7 5 (4.90%) Appium
7 5 (4.90%) Jenkins
8 4 (3.92%) Git (software)
8 4 (3.92%) JIRA
8 4 (3.92%) JUnit
8 4 (3.92%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (3.92%) TeamCity
8 4 (3.92%) YouTrack
9 3 (2.94%) Jasmine
9 3 (2.94%) NUnit
9 3 (2.94%) Protractor
10 2 (1.96%) HP UFT
General
1 13 (12.75%) Finance
2 4 (3.92%) Italian Language
3 3 (2.94%) Legal
4 2 (1.96%) Law
4 2 (1.96%) Marketing
4 2 (1.96%) Retail
5 1 (0.98%) Electronics
5 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.65%) .NET
2 9 (8.82%) SOAP
2 9 (8.82%) Web Services
3 6 (5.88%) HTML
3 6 (5.88%) REST
4 4 (3.92%) XML
5 3 (2.94%) CSS
5 3 (2.94%) RESTful
6 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.96%) JSON
7 1 (0.98%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.98%) Apache CXF
7 1 (0.98%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.98%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.88%) CESG
2 5 (4.90%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.92%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.98%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.90%) Linux
2 3 (2.94%) Windows
3 1 (0.98%) Android
3 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (82.35%) Test Automation
2 46 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (34.31%) Test Scripting
4 32 (31.37%) Software Testing
5 30 (29.41%) Test Strategy
6 22 (21.57%) SDLC
7 21 (20.59%) Regression Testing
8 18 (17.65%) BDD
8 18 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (16.67%) Mentoring
9 17 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (15.69%) Scrum
11 13 (12.75%) Manual Testing
12 12 (11.76%) E-Commerce
13 10 (9.80%) Open Source
14 9 (8.82%) Penetration Testing
14 9 (8.82%) User Stories
15 8 (7.84%) API Testing
15 8 (7.84%) Workflow
15 8 (7.84%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.59%) Java
1 21 (20.59%) SQL
2 20 (19.61%) C#
3 13 (12.75%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.84%) Ruby
5 2 (1.96%) C
5 2 (1.96%) C++
5 2 (1.96%) MATLAB
5 2 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (19.61%) ISTQB
2 14 (13.73%) Degree
3 13 (12.75%) ISEB
4 10 (9.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.90%) OSCP
7 4 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.96%) CHECK Team Leader
8 2 (1.96%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (1.96%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (38.24%) QA
2 4 (3.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) Docker
1 1 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 19 (18.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.90%) Oracle
3 1 (0.98%) SAP
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Send
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus pension and health insurance
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k DoE + options
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
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Salary: Excellent + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £60000 - £67000 per annum + excellent benefits, bonus etc
Posted: 6 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: up to 39k Plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, health, rewards etc
Posted: 6 days ago
Birkenhead
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Great Benefits
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Basingstoke
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
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