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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 73 69 66
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 8 19 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.01% 2.75% 2.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 3.43% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 7 18 8
Average salary £32,500 £29,250 £30,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £25,500 £23,795
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £51,350 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £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
687 554 561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 86.85% 80.17% 79.46%
Number of salaries quoted 591 497 458
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
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 18 September 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 -1 3 £35,000 +14.75%
Lutterworth - 3 £32,500 -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch -5 1 - -
Loughborough - 1 £30,000 -
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 31 (79.49%) Automated Testing
1 31 (79.49%) Degree
2 20 (51.28%) Windows
3 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (46.15%) Manual Testing
4 17 (43.59%) SQL
5 15 (38.46%) C++
5 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (38.46%) Windows XP
5 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (38.46%) Windows Vista
5 15 (38.46%) Mobile App
6 13 (33.33%) ISEB
7 10 (25.64%) Regression Testing
8 9 (23.08%) C
9 8 (20.51%) Time Management
9 8 (20.51%) Integration Testing
9 8 (20.51%) Python
9 8 (20.51%) VHDL
9 8 (20.51%) Firmware
10 7 (17.95%) C#
10 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
11 6 (15.38%) QA
11 6 (15.38%) MFC
11 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
12 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
12 5 (12.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (10.26%) Electronics
13 4 (10.26%) Device Driver
13 4 (10.26%) Perforce

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 2 (5.13%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (10.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Tester
2 15 (38.46%) Software Engineer
3 9 (23.08%) Test Engineer
4 8 (20.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 8 (20.51%) Software Test Engineer
4 8 (20.51%) Analyst
5 6 (15.38%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) Test Analyst
7 4 (10.26%) QA Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) Junior Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) Software Tester
8 3 (7.69%) Junior Tester
8 3 (7.69%) Junior
9 2 (5.13%) Junior Software Tester
10 1 (2.56%) SAP Analyst
10 1 (2.56%) Test Leader
10 1 (2.56%) QA Leader
10 1 (2.56%) QA Test Analyst
10 1 (2.56%) QA Engineer
10 1 (2.56%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) MFC
2 1 (2.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (38.46%) Mobile App
2 8 (20.51%) VHDL
2 8 (20.51%) Firmware
3 4 (10.26%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 20 (51.28%) Windows
2 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (38.46%) Windows XP
2 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (38.46%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (79.49%) Automated Testing
2 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (46.15%) Manual Testing
3 10 (25.64%) Regression Testing
4 8 (20.51%) Time Management
4 8 (20.51%) Integration Testing
5 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
6 4 (10.26%) OO
7 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
7 3 (7.69%) V-Model
7 3 (7.69%) UML
7 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
7 3 (7.69%) Automation Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Test Strategy
8 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Test Management
9 1 (2.56%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) SQL
2 15 (38.46%) C++
3 9 (23.08%) C
4 8 (20.51%) Python
5 7 (17.95%) C#
6 2 (5.13%) VBScript
6 2 (5.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (79.49%) Degree
2 13 (33.33%) ISEB
3 5 (12.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Perforce
3 3 (7.69%) SAP
Leicestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + 35 days holiday
Posted: 15 hours ago