The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 78 69 78
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 15 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.13% 2.06% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 2.14% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1 15 4
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
Software Tester
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leicestershire 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
Leicestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
776 701 690
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 98.10% 96.29% 97.87%
Number of salaries quoted 661 631 573
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,250 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Leicestershire region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in Leicestershire

Software Tester
Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Loughborough - 1 £30,000 -
Software Tester
East Midlands

Software Tester
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leicestershire region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) UML
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (25.00%) SaaS
4 1 (25.00%) Mocha
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
4 1 (25.00%) MVC

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leicestershire region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) Mocha
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft