The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Leicester region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 60 53 54
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 3 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 0.67% 1.02% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 1.03% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 8
Median salary £32,500 £50,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
441 388 455
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 97.78% 98.48% 98.06%
Number of salaries quoted 391 305 398
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

The demand trend of job ads across the Leicester region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leicester region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) QA
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Stress Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Scalability Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (22.22%) SAP
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) Validation
3 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
3 1 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) NUnit
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Scalability Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Stress Testing
3 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Line Management
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) V-Model
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
1 2 (22.22%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
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