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 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 42 56 52
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 12 4 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 2.96% 0.86% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 0.99% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 7
Average salary £34,918 £34,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.21% +21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,950 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £35,000 £40,040
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
374 405 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 92.12% 87.28% 85.98%
Number of salaries quoted 297 346 287
Average salary £38,000 £42,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.58% +11.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,202 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Leicester

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
4 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
5 4 (30.77%) QA
5 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
6 3 (23.08%) Bugzilla
6 3 (23.08%) JIRA
6 3 (23.08%) Java
6 3 (23.08%) ISEB
6 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Zephyr
6 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
6 3 (23.08%) Test Management
6 3 (23.08%) SDLC
7 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
7 2 (15.38%) Selenium
7 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 2 (15.38%) HP UFT
7 2 (15.38%) C#
7 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Games
8 1 (7.69%) Scrum
8 1 (7.69%) Finance
8 1 (7.69%) Degree
8 1 (7.69%) C++

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (7.69%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Bugzilla
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
1 3 (23.08%) Zephyr
2 2 (15.38%) HP UFT
2 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Test Manager
1 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Test Coordinator
2 3 (23.08%) Coordinator
3 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Test Management
4 3 (23.08%) SDLC
5 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) OOP
6 1 (7.69%) OO
6 1 (7.69%) CRM
6 1 (7.69%) BDD
6 1 (7.69%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 3 (23.08%) ISEB
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) SAP