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

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 53 56 61
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 2 12 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 0.49% 2.16% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 2.21% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2 11 1
Average salary £35,750 £62,500 £19,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.80% +228.94%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
398 544 359
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 97.07% 97.84% 97.82%
Number of salaries quoted 325 482 315
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,000 £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
Salary Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 27 July 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Leicester

Tester
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Finance

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 (33.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) HP