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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 55 64 57
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 2 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 0.50% 0.74% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.76% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 3
Average salary £62,500 £23,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+163.15% -26.92%
UK excluding London average salary £34,308 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.90% +4.61%
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
388 393 375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 97.24% 96.80% 97.15%
Number of salaries quoted 339 359 298
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 £24,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 October 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 9 (75.00%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) C
2 8 (66.67%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) VoIP
2 8 (66.67%) VPN
2 8 (66.67%) CISSP
2 8 (66.67%) Firewall
2 8 (66.67%) Wireless
2 8 (66.67%) GIAC
2 8 (66.67%) Objective-C
2 8 (66.67%) PHP
2 8 (66.67%) Information Management
2 8 (66.67%) Ethical Hacking
2 8 (66.67%) CEH
2 8 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 8 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (66.67%) CISMP
2 8 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 8 (66.67%) PCI DSS
2 8 (66.67%) Open Source
2 8 (66.67%) GPEN
2 8 (66.67%) OSCP
3 3 (25.00%) QA
3 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) UML
4 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (8.33%) CSS3
4 1 (8.33%) HTML5
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) VoIP
1 8 (66.67%) VPN
1 8 (66.67%) Firewall
1 8 (66.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) CSS3
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Information Management
1 8 (66.67%) Ethical Hacking
1 8 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 8 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
1 8 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (25.00%) UML
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) CRM
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C
1 8 (66.67%) Java
1 8 (66.67%) Objective-C
1 8 (66.67%) PHP
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) CISSP
1 8 (66.67%) GIAC
1 8 (66.67%) CEH
1 8 (66.67%) CISMP
1 8 (66.67%) GPEN
1 8 (66.67%) OSCP
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) PCI DSS
2 3 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Sitecore