The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 46 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 9 14 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 2.20% 2.52% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 2.97% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 8 14 3
Average salary £34,836 £34,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.45% +19.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £40,000 £31,700
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Software Testing
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leicester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
361 472 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 88.05% 84.89% 83.92%
Number of salaries quoted 293 410 264
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,841 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Leicester

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Leicester

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Leicester region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (30.00%) Bugzilla
5 3 (30.00%) Test Management
5 3 (30.00%) JIRA
5 3 (30.00%) ISEB
5 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (30.00%) Zephyr
5 3 (30.00%) SDLC
6 2 (20.00%) Java
6 2 (20.00%) QA
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Scrum
7 1 (10.00%) Selenium
7 1 (10.00%) Degree
7 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
7 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (10.00%) SQL
7 1 (10.00%) OOP
7 1 (10.00%) OO
7 1 (10.00%) Python
7 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
7 1 (10.00%) CRM
7 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
7 1 (10.00%) C#
7 1 (10.00%) C++

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Leicester region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Bugzilla
1 3 (30.00%) JIRA
1 3 (30.00%) Zephyr
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Test Coordinator
2 3 (30.00%) Coordinator
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) Test Management
4 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (30.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) OOP
5 1 (10.00%) OO
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (30.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
Leicester, Leicestershire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, 25 days holiday
Posted: 3 days ago