The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Leicester region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 53 51 55
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 10 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 1.88% 2.14% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 2.63% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 3
Average salary £34,000 £28,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.29% -36.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
428 304 363
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 80.60% 81.50% 76.74%
Number of salaries quoted 367 261 284
Average salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.84% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £28,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
Leicestershire

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
Salary Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Leicester

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 15 (75.00%) Degree
2 14 (70.00%) C++
3 12 (60.00%) Automated Testing
4 10 (50.00%) ISEB
5 9 (45.00%) Regression Testing
6 8 (40.00%) VHDL
6 8 (40.00%) Firmware
6 8 (40.00%) Python
6 8 (40.00%) C
6 8 (40.00%) Time Management
6 8 (40.00%) Integration Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
7 6 (30.00%) C#
7 6 (30.00%) MFC
7 6 (30.00%) Visual Studio
8 4 (20.00%) Electronics
8 4 (20.00%) Device Driver
8 4 (20.00%) Perforce
8 4 (20.00%) OO
8 4 (20.00%) NUnit
8 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (20.00%) Windows
8 4 (20.00%) JIRA
8 4 (20.00%) QA
9 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
9 3 (15.00%) UML
9 3 (15.00%) SQL
10 2 (10.00%) VBScript
10 2 (10.00%) VB
10 2 (10.00%) TestDirector

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (20.00%) NUnit
2 4 (20.00%) JIRA
3 2 (10.00%) TestDirector
4 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 4 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Software Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) Analyst
5 4 (20.00%) Tester
6 3 (15.00%) QA Analyst
6 3 (15.00%) Junior Analyst
6 3 (15.00%) Junior
6 3 (15.00%) Junior Tester
7 2 (10.00%) Software Tester
7 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
7 2 (10.00%) Junior Software Tester
8 1 (5.00%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) MFC
2 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) VHDL
1 8 (40.00%) Firmware
2 4 (20.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 9 (45.00%) Regression Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Time Management
3 8 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (20.00%) OO
6 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) UML
7 2 (10.00%) Test Management
7 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) C++
2 8 (40.00%) Python
2 8 (40.00%) C
3 6 (30.00%) C#
4 3 (15.00%) SQL
5 2 (10.00%) VBScript
5 2 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) Degree
2 10 (50.00%) ISEB
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Perforce
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
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