The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 72 86 73
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 5 10 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.68% 1.15% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.42% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 10
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Software Testing
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
544 703 569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 74.11% 81.18% 80.37%
Number of salaries quoted 445 599 521
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Leicestershire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

Software Testing
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 Testing within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Leicester +23 3 £40,000 -7.51% 1
Loughborough +3 1 £30,000 +9.09% 2
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Leicestershire region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 8 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 8 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) SAP
4 4 (33.33%) ISEB
4 4 (33.33%) Degree
4 4 (33.33%) V-Model
4 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 4 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) QA
6 2 (16.67%) .NET
6 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
7 1 (8.33%) C
7 1 (8.33%) C#
7 1 (8.33%) C++
7 1 (8.33%) HTML
7 1 (8.33%) Java
7 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (8.33%) PHP
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle
7 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
7 1 (8.33%) CSS
7 1 (8.33%) Web Services

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Leicestershire region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Joomla!
1 1 (8.33%) Drupal
1 1 (8.33%) WordPress
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 2 (16.67%) SAP Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) SAP Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) QA Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 8 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) V-Model
3 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 4 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Logistics
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
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