The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 59 60 59
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 0.22% 0.53% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.54% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 4
Average salary £22,500 £23,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -26.92%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +14.81%
Software Tester
Leicestershire

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
453 368 449
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 97.63% 97.35% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 397 335 357
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 3 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) QA

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA