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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 79 70 68
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 12 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.26% 1.25% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.63% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 4
Average salary £32,500 £27,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.37% -1.81%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
815 552 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 85.61% 76.56% 74.93%
Number of salaries quoted 678 475 457
Average salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £49,910 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -9 7 £34,000 +25.92%
Lutterworth - 3 £32,500 -
Loughborough +7 1 £30,000 -4.76% 1
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (66.67%) Degree
2 10 (47.62%) ISEB
3 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 6 (28.57%) SQL
4 6 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Retail
6 4 (19.05%) LoadRunner
6 4 (19.05%) HP
6 4 (19.05%) Windows
6 4 (19.05%) C++
6 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
6 4 (19.05%) Finance
6 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Banking
6 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
7 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
7 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (14.29%) QA
7 3 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (14.29%) Windows Vista
7 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (14.29%) Project Management
7 3 (14.29%) MS Office
7 3 (14.29%) C#
7 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) LoadRunner
2 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.52%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) NUnit
3 1 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (4.76%) TestDirector
3 1 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (23.81%) Retail
2 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Tester
2 5 (23.81%) Test Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Software Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Performance Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Performance Tester
4 3 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Software Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Software Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Software Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Manual Tester
6 1 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) MFC
2 1 (4.76%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.52%) Firmware
2 2 (9.52%) VHDL
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Vista
2 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 6 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
3 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Logistics
5 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.52%) Time Management
5 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Test Management
6 1 (4.76%) V-Model
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.76%) Data Management
6 1 (4.76%) Validation
6 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) C++
3 3 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (9.52%) C
4 2 (9.52%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) VBScript
5 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) Degree
2 10 (47.62%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) TickIT
2 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) HP
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago