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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 75 75 68
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 6 19 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.78% 2.39% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 2.93% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 5 16 5
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +9.09%
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
641 649 506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 83.57% 81.53% 79.94%
Number of salaries quoted 539 580 423
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 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 22 October 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 +9 5 £40,000 -9.09%
Ashby-de-la-Zouch -1 1 - -
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 28 (82.35%) Automated Testing
2 24 (70.59%) Degree
3 17 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 17 (50.00%) Windows
4 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (41.18%) SQL
6 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (35.29%) Windows XP
6 12 (35.29%) ISEB
6 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (35.29%) Windows Vista
6 12 (35.29%) Mobile App
7 11 (32.35%) C++
8 8 (23.53%) Regression Testing
9 7 (20.59%) C
10 6 (17.65%) QA
10 6 (17.65%) Integration Testing
10 6 (17.65%) Python
10 6 (17.65%) VHDL
10 6 (17.65%) Firmware
10 6 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (17.65%) Time Management
11 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
11 5 (14.71%) SAP
11 5 (14.71%) C#
11 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
12 4 (11.76%) NUnit
12 4 (11.76%) JIRA
12 4 (11.76%) V-Model
12 4 (11.76%) MFC

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 4 (11.76%) NUnit
1 4 (11.76%) JIRA
1 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.88%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (11.76%) Electronics
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (47.06%) Tester
2 11 (32.35%) Software Engineer
3 9 (26.47%) Analyst
4 7 (20.59%) Test Engineer
5 6 (17.65%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (17.65%) Software Test Engineer
5 6 (17.65%) Test Analyst
6 4 (11.76%) QA Analyst
6 4 (11.76%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Junior
7 3 (8.82%) Junior Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Software Tester
7 3 (8.82%) Junior Tester
8 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) SAP Test Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Test Leader
8 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Junior Software Tester
8 2 (5.88%) SAP Analyst
9 1 (2.94%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) MFC
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Mobile App
2 6 (17.65%) VHDL
3 4 (11.76%) Device Driver
3 4 (11.76%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (35.29%) Windows XP
2 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (35.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (82.35%) Automated Testing
2 17 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (23.53%) Regression Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Integration Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Time Management
6 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
7 4 (11.76%) V-Model
7 4 (11.76%) OO
7 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
7 4 (11.76%) Automation Testing
8 3 (8.82%) UML
8 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
9 2 (5.88%) Test Management
9 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
10 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (2.94%) System Testing
10 1 (2.94%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) SQL
2 11 (32.35%) C++
3 7 (20.59%) C
4 6 (17.65%) Python
5 5 (14.71%) C#
6 2 (5.88%) VBScript
6 2 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (70.59%) Degree
2 12 (35.29%) ISEB
3 6 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) QA
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
1 5 (14.71%) SAP
2 4 (11.76%) Perforce
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