The median annual salary for a Lead Tester was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Tester
England / West Midlands
Rank 208 238 -
Rank change year-on-year +30 -  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Tester 5 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.065% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.068% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 0
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 -
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 advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4575 5918 4877
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.87% 96.37% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3768 4813 4169
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Lead Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Tester in the West Midlands

Lead Tester
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Lead Tester in the West Midlands

Lead Tester
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Tester in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Tester in the West Midlands

Lead Tester
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Staffordshire - 2 £40,000 -
Warwickshire - 2 £55,000 -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Lead Tester
England

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Lead Tester in the job title.

1 11 (84.62%) Selenium
2 10 (76.92%) QA
3 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (53.85%) Regression Testing
4 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
4 7 (53.85%) SOAP
5 6 (46.15%) Finance
5 6 (46.15%) SoapUI
5 6 (46.15%) Agile Testing
6 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
6 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
6 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
6 4 (30.77%) SDLC
7 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
7 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
7 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
7 3 (23.08%) SpecFlow
7 3 (23.08%) Java
7 3 (23.08%) Oracle
8 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
8 2 (15.38%) ISEB
8 2 (15.38%) SQL
8 2 (15.38%) JMeter
8 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Process Improvement
8 2 (15.38%) BDD
8 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Driving Licence
8 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (84.62%) Selenium
2 6 (46.15%) SoapUI
3 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
4 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
4 3 (23.08%) SpecFlow
5 2 (15.38%) JIRA
5 2 (15.38%) JMeter
6 1 (7.69%) Appium
6 1 (7.69%) Capybara
6 1 (7.69%) Concordion
6 1 (7.69%) eggPlant
6 1 (7.69%) HttpUnit
6 1 (7.69%) JBehave
6 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 1 (7.69%) JUnit
6 1 (7.69%) Ranorex
6 1 (7.69%) Subversion
6 1 (7.69%) TestNG
6 1 (7.69%) The Grinder
6 1 (7.69%) WATIR
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.69%) JSON
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) RESTful
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.69%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Regression Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Agile Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
4 4 (30.77%) SDLC
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
6 2 (15.38%) BDD
6 2 (15.38%) Coaching
6 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
6 2 (15.38%) People Management
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Process Improvement
6 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 1 (7.69%) API Testing
7 1 (7.69%) DevOps
7 1 (7.69%) Mobile First
7 1 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (76.92%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Xamarin
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