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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 69 71 68
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 25 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.09% 2.89% 2.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 2.99% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 8 21 13
Average salary £38,750 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
711 836 695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 96.87% 96.54% 98.16%
Number of salaries quoted 560 722 629
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,794 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +21 4 £35,000 -44.00% 2
Loughborough +3 1 £30,000 +9.09% 1
Tester
East Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (53.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 8 (53.33%) Penetration Testing
1 8 (53.33%) PCI DSS
2 6 (40.00%) VPN
2 6 (40.00%) Firewall
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) QA
4 4 (26.67%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) .NET
4 4 (26.67%) VoIP
4 4 (26.67%) Wireless
4 4 (26.67%) CEH
4 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Degree
4 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
4 4 (26.67%) GPEN
4 4 (26.67%) OSCP
5 3 (20.00%) C
5 3 (20.00%) PHP
5 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (20.00%) ISEB
5 3 (20.00%) CISSP
5 3 (20.00%) GIAC
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) Objective-C
5 3 (20.00%) Retail
5 3 (20.00%) Information Management
5 3 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 3 (20.00%) CISMP
5 3 (20.00%) Security Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) VPN
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) Wireless
2 4 (26.67%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) FitNesse
1 1 (6.67%) Ranorex
General
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Open Source
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 8 (53.33%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
4 3 (20.00%) V-Model
4 3 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (20.00%) Information Management
4 3 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
6 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.67%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) PHP
2 3 (20.00%) C
2 3 (20.00%) Objective-C
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) CEH
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
1 4 (26.67%) GPEN
1 4 (26.67%) OSCP
2 3 (20.00%) CISMP
2 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 3 (20.00%) CISSP
2 3 (20.00%) GIAC
3 1 (6.67%) GCIH
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) GWAPT
3 1 (6.67%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (53.33%) PCI DSS
2 5 (33.33%) QA
Leicester
Ascent People
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 22 days hol + pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 10 days ago