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 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
Tester
Rank 47 51 59
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 1.72% 1.94% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 1.99% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 2
Average salary £50,000 £62,500 £23,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +163.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,414 £48,750 £19,950
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £62,500 £27,550
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
395 453 362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 97.29% 97.63% 97.57%
Number of salaries quoted 311 396 331
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,000 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
Salary Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Leicester

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 3 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) GCIH
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Information Management
2 2 (25.00%) CEH
2 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (25.00%) Wireless
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (25.00%) Open Source
2 2 (25.00%) GWAPT
2 2 (25.00%) GPEN
2 2 (25.00%) OSCP
2 2 (25.00%) OSCE
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) VoIP
3 1 (12.50%) VPN

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) Intranet
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Information Management
2 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Open Source
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Security Management
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) GCIH
1 2 (25.00%) CEH
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (25.00%) GWAPT
1 2 (25.00%) GPEN
1 2 (25.00%) OSCP
1 2 (25.00%) OSCE
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CISMP
2 1 (12.50%) CISSP
2 1 (12.50%) CISA
2 1 (12.50%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
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