The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Leicestershire region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 59 68 77
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 27 11 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.78% 1.63% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 2.10% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 27 7 5
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £25,200 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
795 524 657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 81.79% 77.63% 78.78%
Number of salaries quoted 684 462 550
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,300
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
East Midlands

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 July 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 July 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 +2 14 £34,000 +19.29%
Lutterworth - 11 £32,500 -
Loughborough - 1 £30,000 -
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 32 (82.05%) Degree
2 28 (71.79%) Automated Testing
3 19 (48.72%) SQL
3 19 (48.72%) Windows
4 16 (41.03%) Manual Testing
5 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (38.46%) Mobile App
5 15 (38.46%) Windows Vista
5 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (38.46%) Windows XP
6 14 (35.90%) C++
7 12 (30.77%) ISEB
8 9 (23.08%) Regression Testing
9 8 (20.51%) VHDL
9 8 (20.51%) Python
9 8 (20.51%) Firmware
9 8 (20.51%) C
9 8 (20.51%) Time Management
9 8 (20.51%) Integration Testing
10 7 (17.95%) C#
11 6 (15.38%) MFC
11 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
11 6 (15.38%) QA
11 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
12 4 (10.26%) Electronics
12 4 (10.26%) Device Driver
12 4 (10.26%) Perforce
12 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
12 4 (10.26%) OO

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.26%) NUnit
2 4 (10.26%) JIRA
3 3 (7.69%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.56%) Selenium
General
1 4 (10.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (53.85%) Tester
2 16 (41.03%) Software Engineer
3 8 (20.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 8 (20.51%) Test Engineer
3 8 (20.51%) Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Software Test Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Senior Software Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) QA Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Test Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Software Tester
7 3 (7.69%) Junior Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Junior Tester
7 3 (7.69%) Junior
8 2 (5.13%) Manual Tester
8 2 (5.13%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) QA Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Junior Software Tester
9 1 (2.56%) Software Test Manager
9 1 (2.56%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) MFC
2 1 (2.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (38.46%) Mobile App
2 8 (20.51%) VHDL
2 8 (20.51%) Firmware
3 4 (10.26%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 19 (48.72%) Windows
2 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (38.46%) Windows Vista
2 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (38.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (71.79%) Automated Testing
2 16 (41.03%) Manual Testing
3 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 8 (20.51%) Time Management
5 8 (20.51%) Integration Testing
6 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.26%) OO
7 4 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
8 3 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 3 (7.69%) Test Management
8 3 (7.69%) UML
9 1 (2.56%) Data Management
9 1 (2.56%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) SQL
2 14 (35.90%) C++
3 8 (20.51%) Python
3 8 (20.51%) C
4 7 (17.95%) C#
5 3 (7.69%) VBScript
5 3 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (82.05%) Degree
2 12 (30.77%) ISEB
3 4 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Perforce
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft