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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 52 53 70
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 3 2 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 0.77% 0.51% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.51% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 11
Average salary £39,250 £35,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.14% -41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,650 £33,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,850 £37,000 £70,000
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
386 395 545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 99.23% 100.00% 98.73%
Number of salaries quoted 341 330 454
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% +6.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Leicester

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (41.18%) HP UFT
1 7 (41.18%) Penetration Testing
1 7 (41.18%) CREST Certified
2 6 (35.29%) Wireless
2 6 (35.29%) Security Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Automation Testing
3 5 (29.41%) GWAPT
3 5 (29.41%) GPEN
3 5 (29.41%) OSCP
3 5 (29.41%) OSCE
3 5 (29.41%) Open Source
3 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (29.41%) PCI DSS
3 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
3 5 (29.41%) GCIH
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Information Management
3 5 (29.41%) CEH
3 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (29.41%) HP
4 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
4 4 (23.53%) VoIP
4 4 (23.53%) VPN
4 4 (23.53%) Firewall
4 4 (23.53%) Security Management
4 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
4 4 (23.53%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (17.65%) QA
5 3 (17.65%) Selenium

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 6 (35.29%) Wireless
2 4 (23.53%) Firewall
2 4 (23.53%) VoIP
2 4 (23.53%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
3 1 (5.88%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) HP UFT
2 3 (17.65%) Selenium
3 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.88%) NUnit
4 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) Behat
1 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
1 1 (5.88%) SOAP
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Automation Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Security Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Information Management
3 5 (29.41%) Open Source
3 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
3 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (23.53%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Security Management
4 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Information Security
5 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.88%) System Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Test Management
6 1 (5.88%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C#
1 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) CREST Certified
2 5 (29.41%) CEH
2 5 (29.41%) GCIH
2 5 (29.41%) GPEN
2 5 (29.41%) GWAPT
2 5 (29.41%) OSCE
2 5 (29.41%) OSCP
3 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
3 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.88%) CISA
4 1 (5.88%) CISM
4 1 (5.88%) CISMP
4 1 (5.88%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) PCI DSS
2 3 (17.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) Telerik