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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 74 90 64
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 2 3 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.28% 0.32% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.33% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 16
Average salary £32,500 £31,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.83% -11.42%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
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
698 922 700
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 97.21% 96.95% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 595 792 606
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 21 April 2015. 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
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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 -2 2 £32,500 +4.83%
Software Tester
East Midlands

Software Tester
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
3 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) V-Model

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) V-Model
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA