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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 54 51 54
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 6 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 1.26% 2.63% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 3.13% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 5
Average salary £34,000 £28,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.29% -12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,500 £23,240
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,040 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
391 319 363
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 81.80% 83.95% 76.91%
Number of salaries quoted 333 284 285
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 £30,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £43,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Leicester

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 22 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 (68.18%) Degree
2 14 (63.64%) Automated Testing
2 14 (63.64%) C++
3 12 (54.55%) ISEB
4 11 (50.00%) Regression Testing
5 8 (36.36%) Firmware
5 8 (36.36%) VHDL
5 8 (36.36%) Python
5 8 (36.36%) C
5 8 (36.36%) Time Management
5 8 (36.36%) Integration Testing
6 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
6 6 (27.27%) C#
6 6 (27.27%) MFC
6 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
7 5 (22.73%) QA
8 4 (18.18%) JIRA
8 4 (18.18%) NUnit
8 4 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (18.18%) Electronics
8 4 (18.18%) Device Driver
8 4 (18.18%) Perforce
8 4 (18.18%) OO
8 4 (18.18%) Windows
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 3 (13.64%) UML
9 3 (13.64%) SQL
9 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
10 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (9.09%) V-Model

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 4 (18.18%) JIRA
2 4 (18.18%) NUnit
3 2 (9.09%) TestDirector
4 1 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 4 (18.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Software Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Test Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Software Test Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Senior Software Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Tester
5 3 (13.64%) Junior
5 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Junior Tester
5 3 (13.64%) Junior Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) QA Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Junior Software Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Software Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Manual Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.55%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) MFC
2 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Firmware
1 8 (36.36%) VHDL
2 4 (18.18%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Automated Testing
2 11 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 8 (36.36%) Time Management
3 8 (36.36%) Integration Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 4 (18.18%) OO
6 3 (13.64%) UML
6 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
7 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (9.09%) V-Model
7 2 (9.09%) Test Management
7 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
7 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) C++
2 8 (36.36%) Python
2 8 (36.36%) C
3 6 (27.27%) C#
4 3 (13.64%) SQL
5 2 (9.09%) VBScript
5 2 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) Degree
2 12 (54.55%) ISEB
3 4 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Perforce
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) SAP