The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Leicester region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
Leicestershire / Leicester
Rank 54 - 53
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 8 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 1.95% - 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% - 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 1
Median salary £35,000 - £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leicester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
409 399 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 99.76% 99.01% 99.72%
Number of salaries quoted 398 357 303
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

The demand trend of job ads across the Leicester region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Leicester region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in Leicester

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, Software 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 Leicester region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Selenium
2 8 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (80.00%) Scrum
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) Regression Testing
3 7 (70.00%) C#
3 7 (70.00%) Java
3 7 (70.00%) Manual Testing
3 7 (70.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (70.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (30.00%) QA
5 1 (10.00%) Validation
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (10.00%) NUnit
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Scalability Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (10.00%) Kanban
5 1 (10.00%) FMCG
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Appium
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester 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:

Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) Appium
3 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (10.00%) NUnit
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (80.00%) Scrum
1 8 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (70.00%) Automation Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Manual Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Kanban
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Scalability Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA