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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 58 69 64
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 14 11 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.00% 1.28% 3.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.46% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 18
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +16.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,234 £30,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,350 £35,000 £41,655
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
635 753 568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 90.84% 87.35% 81.61%
Number of salaries quoted 501 641 507
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,671 £46,000 £57,427
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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
(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 +9 12 £34,918 +1.21%
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
4 5 (31.25%) QA
4 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
4 5 (31.25%) ISEB
5 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (25.00%) HP UFT
5 4 (25.00%) Selenium
5 4 (25.00%) SDLC
6 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Zephyr
6 3 (18.75%) Test Management
6 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
6 3 (18.75%) JIRA
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) C#
6 3 (18.75%) Java
6 3 (18.75%) Bugzilla
7 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 2 (12.50%) SQL
7 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 2 (12.50%) CRM
7 2 (12.50%) HTML
7 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Degree
7 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.25%) Sage 200
1 1 (6.25%) Sage CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) HP UFT
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) Bugzilla
2 3 (18.75%) JIRA
2 3 (18.75%) Zephyr
3 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
3 2 (12.50%) Ranorex
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Coordinator
3 3 (18.75%) Coordinator
3 3 (18.75%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) WCF
2 1 (6.25%) WPF
2 1 (6.25%) Silverlight
2 1 (6.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
3 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
4 4 (25.00%) SDLC
5 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Test Management
6 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) CRM
6 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Scrum
7 1 (6.25%) OOP
7 1 (6.25%) OO
7 1 (6.25%) BDD
7 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
1 3 (18.75%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (31.25%) ISEB
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Sage
2 1 (6.25%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) SAP