The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Leicestershire region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 71 74 80
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.39% 0.30% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.30% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 3
Median salary £32,500 £30,250 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.43% +34.44%
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
766 660 870
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 98.33% 97.92% 98.75%
Number of salaries quoted 642 513 752
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 £25,000 £24,600 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -8 2 £32,500 +51.16%
Software Tester
East Midlands

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, Software 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 Leicestershire region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Stress Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Scalability Testing
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (12.50%) Ranorex
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Smoke Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) XML

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) Ranorex
3 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Scalability Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Stress Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle