The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 74 69 74
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 19 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.01% 2.70% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 2.79% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 8 18 5
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +4.61%
Tester
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leicestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
776 680 691
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 97.86% 96.45% 97.88%
Number of salaries quoted 670 618 576
Average salary £37,750 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,925 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Tester
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Leicestershire region.

Tester Salary Trend in Leicestershire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

Tester
Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 19 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 +7 3 £62,500 +163.15%
Lutterworth - 3 £32,500 -
Loughborough - 2 £30,000 -
Tester
East Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leicestershire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 19 (51.35%) Software Testing
2 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (48.65%) Manual Testing
3 17 (45.95%) Degree
3 17 (45.95%) SQL
4 15 (40.54%) .NET
4 15 (40.54%) Windows
4 15 (40.54%) Windows XP
4 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (40.54%) Automated Testing
4 15 (40.54%) Windows Vista
4 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (40.54%) Mobile App
5 12 (32.43%) Open Source
5 12 (32.43%) GPEN
5 12 (32.43%) OSCP
5 12 (32.43%) PCI DSS
5 12 (32.43%) Security Testing
5 12 (32.43%) CISMP
5 12 (32.43%) Ethical Hacking
5 12 (32.43%) CEH
5 12 (32.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 12 (32.43%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (32.43%) Wireless
5 12 (32.43%) GIAC
5 12 (32.43%) Objective-C
5 12 (32.43%) CISSP
5 12 (32.43%) Firewall
5 12 (32.43%) VoIP
5 12 (32.43%) VPN

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leicestershire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (32.43%) VoIP
1 12 (32.43%) VPN
1 12 (32.43%) Firewall
1 12 (32.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (5.41%) Mocha
General
1 3 (8.11%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (40.54%) .NET
2 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.41%) XML
3 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (2.70%) HTML
4 1 (2.70%) jQuery
4 1 (2.70%) HTML5
4 1 (2.70%) CSS3
4 1 (2.70%) CSS
4 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (40.54%) Mobile App
2 12 (32.43%) Open Source
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (40.54%) Windows
1 15 (40.54%) Windows XP
1 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2003
1 15 (40.54%) Windows Vista
1 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Software Testing
2 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (48.65%) Manual Testing
3 15 (40.54%) Automated Testing
4 12 (32.43%) Ethical Hacking
4 12 (32.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 12 (32.43%) Penetration Testing
4 12 (32.43%) Security Testing
5 9 (24.32%) Information Management
6 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy
6 3 (8.11%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (8.11%) UML
6 3 (8.11%) Risk Management
7 2 (5.41%) Security Management
7 2 (5.41%) MVC
7 2 (5.41%) Quality Management
7 2 (5.41%) Test Planning
7 2 (5.41%) Agile Testing
8 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.70%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 17 (45.95%) SQL
2 12 (32.43%) Objective-C
2 12 (32.43%) C
2 12 (32.43%) Java
2 12 (32.43%) PHP
3 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (45.95%) Degree
2 12 (32.43%) GPEN
2 12 (32.43%) OSCP
2 12 (32.43%) CISSP
2 12 (32.43%) GIAC
2 12 (32.43%) CEH
2 12 (32.43%) CISMP
3 5 (13.51%) ISEB
4 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (32.43%) PCI DSS
2 7 (18.92%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) Sitecore