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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 52 76 51
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -25
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 3 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 0.78% 1.39% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.69% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 8
Average salary £40,000 £43,250 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.51% +57.27%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
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
296 473 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 77.28% 82.12% 81.76%
Number of salaries quoted 258 398 250
Average salary £41,500 £38,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.21% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 26 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 5 (83.33%) SAP
1 5 (83.33%) Automated Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Manual Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 4 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 4 (66.67%) V-Model
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) WordPress
3 1 (16.67%) Joomla!
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) Drupal
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Logistics
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Joomla!
1 1 (16.67%) Drupal
1 1 (16.67%) WordPress
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) SAP Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) SAP Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (16.67%) QA Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Senior SAP Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Automated Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Manual Testing
2 4 (66.67%) V-Model
2 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 4 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Logistics
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) SAP