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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 52 65 49
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -16
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 6 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 1.56% 2.52% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 2.96% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 6
Average salary £37,500 £47,675 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.34% +73.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £51,350 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
340 405 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 88.54% 84.91% 85.13%
Number of salaries quoted 291 362 217
Average salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 31 October 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 13 (72.22%) Automated Testing
2 10 (55.56%) ISEB
3 9 (50.00%) Degree
4 8 (44.44%) C++
5 6 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Firmware
6 5 (27.78%) Python
6 5 (27.78%) C
6 5 (27.78%) SAP
6 5 (27.78%) QA
6 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
6 5 (27.78%) VHDL
6 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Time Management
6 5 (27.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
7 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (22.22%) V-Model
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (16.67%) Electronics
8 3 (16.67%) Device Driver
8 3 (16.67%) Perforce
8 3 (16.67%) Windows
8 3 (16.67%) UML
8 3 (16.67%) OO
8 3 (16.67%) C#
8 3 (16.67%) MFC
8 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
8 3 (16.67%) JIRA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (5.56%) Joomla!
1 1 (5.56%) Drupal
1 1 (5.56%) WordPress
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 3 (16.67%) NUnit
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Software Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Test Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Software Test Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Tester
5 3 (16.67%) Junior
5 3 (16.67%) Junior Tester
5 3 (16.67%) QA Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) SAP Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Test Leader
6 2 (11.11%) SAP Test Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Junior Software Tester
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Software Tester
7 1 (5.56%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) MFC
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) VHDL
2 3 (16.67%) Device Driver
2 3 (16.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Automated Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Time Management
4 4 (22.22%) V-Model
4 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
5 3 (16.67%) UML
5 3 (16.67%) OO
5 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Logistics
6 1 (5.56%) Test Management
6 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) C++
2 5 (27.78%) C
2 5 (27.78%) Python
3 3 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) VBScript
4 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) ISEB
2 9 (50.00%) Degree
3 5 (27.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) SAP
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Perforce