The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 53 74 53
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 4 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 1.07% 1.96% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 2.01% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 5
Average salary £35,000 £62,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.00% +92.30%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Tester
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leicester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
369 547 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 98.93% 97.68% 99.09%
Number of salaries quoted 325 464 302
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,619
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £48,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Tester
Salary Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Leicester region.

Tester Salary Trend in Leicester

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 5 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (71.43%) PCI DSS
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) C
3 3 (42.86%) PHP
3 3 (42.86%) VoIP
3 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) CISSP
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) GIAC
3 3 (42.86%) Objective-C
3 3 (42.86%) Information Management
3 3 (42.86%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (42.86%) CEH
3 3 (42.86%) CISMP
3 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Open Source
3 3 (42.86%) GPEN
3 3 (42.86%) OSCP
4 2 (28.57%) ISEB
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) V-Model
5 1 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) VoIP
1 3 (42.86%) VPN
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
1 1 (14.29%) Ranorex
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 5 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Information Management
2 3 (42.86%) Ethical Hacking
2 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
3 2 (28.57%) V-Model
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) PHP
2 3 (42.86%) Objective-C
2 3 (42.86%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CISSP
1 3 (42.86%) GIAC
1 3 (42.86%) CEH
1 3 (42.86%) CISMP
1 3 (42.86%) GPEN
1 3 (42.86%) OSCP
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) PCI DSS
2 2 (28.57%) QA
Leicester
Ascent People
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 10 days ago