The median annual salary for a Lead Tester was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Tester
UK
Rank 819 895 866
Rank change year-on-year +76 -29  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 46 46 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.045% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.047% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 43 40 77
Median salary £52,500 £48,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £39,800 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £61,250 £60,000
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. 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 80774 98602 101550
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.35% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 66963 82534 82926
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Lead Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Tester in the UK

Lead Tester
Top 29 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 22 March 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 +111 46 £52,500 +5.00% 5
London +73 15 £65,000 +8.33% 1
South East +57 9 £52,500 - 1
South West +20 8 £62,500 +51.51%
Yorkshire +33 7 £51,000 -11.30% 1
Leeds +25 7 £51,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +23 7 £51,000 - 1
Bristol - 7 £62,500 -
West Sussex - 6 £52,500 -
West Midlands +30 5 £47,500 - 2
City of London +42 3 £67,500 +22.72% 1
Warwick - 2 £55,000 -
Staffordshire - 2 £40,000 -
Warwickshire - 2 £55,000 -
East of England - 2 £35,500 -
Bournemouth +33 1 - -
Dorset +28 1 - -
Kent +24 1 £37,500 -11.76%
Hampshire +22 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £54,000 -
Birmingham - 1 - - 2
Colchester - 1 £40,000 -
Maidstone - 1 £37,500 -
Norwich - 1 £31,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £40,000 -
Haywards Heath - 1 £52,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £54,000 -
Essex - 1 £40,000 -
Norfolk - 1 £31,000 -

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 featuring Lead Tester in the job title.

1 63 (52.94%) Selenium
2 57 (47.90%) QA
3 49 (41.18%) SQL
4 46 (38.66%) ISEB
5 45 (37.82%) Software Testing
6 43 (36.13%) ISTQB
7 42 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (31.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 34 (28.57%) Test Automation
10 32 (26.89%) Finance
11 29 (24.37%) Relational Database
12 28 (23.53%) Oracle
13 25 (21.01%) Test Strategy
13 25 (21.01%) Automated Testing
13 25 (21.01%) Test Scripting
13 25 (21.01%) Regression Testing
14 24 (20.17%) CRM
14 24 (20.17%) Analytical Skills
15 23 (19.33%) SDLC
15 23 (19.33%) Defect Management
15 23 (19.33%) Test Management
16 22 (18.49%) XML
17 21 (17.65%) WebDriver
18 20 (16.81%) Management Information System
19 19 (15.97%) MS Office
19 19 (15.97%) Cucumber
20 17 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
20 17 (14.29%) Mentoring
20 17 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 17 (14.29%) Business Intelligence

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (5.04%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.20%) CMS
2 5 (4.20%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (4.20%) Umbraco
3 3 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.68%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (15.97%) MS Office
2 16 (13.45%) MS Project
2 16 (13.45%) MS Visio
3 10 (8.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.52%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.20%) HTTP
2 1 (0.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (24.37%) Relational Database
2 16 (13.45%) Oracle BI EE
3 13 (10.92%) SQL Server
4 8 (6.72%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.52%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.84%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.84%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 63 (52.94%) Selenium
2 21 (17.65%) WebDriver
3 19 (15.97%) Cucumber
4 13 (10.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (10.08%) SoapUI
5 12 (10.08%) SpecFlow
6 11 (9.24%) JMeter
7 10 (8.40%) Visual Studio
8 8 (6.72%) Jenkins
9 7 (5.88%) Capybara
9 7 (5.88%) JIRA
10 6 (5.04%) WATIR
11 5 (4.20%) Git (software)
11 5 (4.20%) HP UFT
11 5 (4.20%) LoadRunner
12 3 (2.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (2.52%) JUnit
13 2 (1.68%) eggPlant
13 2 (1.68%) Ranorex
13 2 (1.68%) TestNG
General
1 32 (26.89%) Finance
2 4 (3.36%) Law
3 3 (2.52%) Legal
4 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.84%) Electronics
5 1 (0.84%) Marketing
5 1 (0.84%) Retail
5 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.49%) XML
2 13 (10.92%) SOAP
3 7 (5.88%) HTML
4 6 (5.04%) .NET
5 4 (3.36%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.68%) CSS
6 2 (1.68%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.68%) Web Services
7 1 (0.84%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.84%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.84%) J2EE
7 1 (0.84%) JSON
7 1 (0.84%) Middleware
7 1 (0.84%) REST
7 1 (0.84%) RESTful
7 1 (0.84%) Spring
7 1 (0.84%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.17%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (16.81%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.72%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.36%) CESG
5 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.84%) Fintech
5 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.40%) Windows
2 7 (5.88%) Mac OS X
2 7 (5.88%) Windows 10
2 7 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.04%) Linux
4 3 (2.52%) Android
4 3 (2.52%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.84%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (37.82%) Software Testing
2 42 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (31.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 34 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 25 (21.01%) Automated Testing
5 25 (21.01%) Regression Testing
5 25 (21.01%) Test Scripting
5 25 (21.01%) Test Strategy
6 24 (20.17%) CRM
7 23 (19.33%) Defect Management
7 23 (19.33%) SDLC
7 23 (19.33%) Test Management
8 17 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 16 (13.45%) Performance Testing
10 13 (10.92%) Agile Testing
10 13 (10.92%) Automation Testing
10 13 (10.92%) BDD
11 12 (10.08%) Coaching
12 10 (8.40%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (41.18%) SQL
2 16 (13.45%) C#
3 14 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 12 (10.08%) Java
5 7 (5.88%) Ruby
6 1 (0.84%) Perl
Qualifications
1 46 (38.66%) ISEB
2 43 (36.13%) ISTQB
3 17 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (6.72%) Degree
5 6 (5.04%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.04%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.36%) OSCP
7 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.84%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (47.90%) QA
2 2 (1.68%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 7 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.84%) Docker
2 1 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (23.53%) Oracle
2 17 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 16 (13.45%) HP
3 16 (13.45%) Siebel
3 16 (13.45%) Sun
4 7 (5.88%) VMware
5 5 (4.20%) Sitecore
6 3 (2.52%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.68%) SAP
8 1 (0.84%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.84%) Infor
8 1 (0.84%) Sage
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Sussex
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Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: From £40,000 to £44,999 per annum £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + benefits package
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