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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 74 70 74
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 25 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.28% 2.69% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 3.19% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2 25 6
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +20.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,100 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £40,000 £31,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
537 784 519
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 76.50% 84.21% 74.78%
Number of salaries quoted 457 680 456
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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
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 May 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 0 1 £22,500 -33.82% 3
Loughborough - 1 £32,500 -
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (88.89%) Degree
3 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
5 3 (33.33%) CRM
5 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (33.33%) C#
5 3 (33.33%) HTML
5 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 3 (33.33%) Sage
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 3 (33.33%) HTML5
5 3 (33.33%) Sage 200
5 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 3 (33.33%) Sage CRM
5 3 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 3 (33.33%) WCF
5 3 (33.33%) WPF
5 3 (33.33%) Silverlight
6 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (22.22%) Line Management
6 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (22.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (22.22%) TDD

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Sage 200
1 3 (33.33%) Sage CRM
1 3 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (22.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Tester
1 5 (55.56%) QA Manager
1 5 (55.56%) Software Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Software Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Senior QA Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Senior QA Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Tester
2 2 (22.22%) QA Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) HTML5
1 3 (33.33%) WCF
1 3 (33.33%) WPF
1 3 (33.33%) Silverlight
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
2 3 (33.33%) CRM
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Line Management
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Sage
3 2 (22.22%) Pegasus
4 1 (11.11%) VMware