Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leicester during the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Tester
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 88 82
Rank change year-on-year +24 -6 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 6 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 1.05% 0.94% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.95% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 2
Leicester median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £26,375
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +32.70% +17.22%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,375 £20,588
90th Percentile £38,250 £38,100 £33,263
Leicestershire median annual salary £30,000 £33,750 £25,500
% change year-on-year -11.11% +32.35% +13.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Leicester
Permanent vacancies in Leicester with a recognized job title 564 843 827
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.43% 98.71% 98.81%
Number of salaries quoted 523 768 700
Leicester median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £57,500
Leicestershire median annual salary £38,750 £41,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year -5.49% +6.49% -

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

Job postings that featured Software Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leicester.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Leicester

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in Leicester.

Salary trend for Software Tester in Leicester

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Leicester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in Leicester over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in Leicester

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leicester region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) Retail
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) CMS
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) ERP
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Kanban
5 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (16.67%) BDD
5 1 (16.67%) API Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (50.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) API Testing
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) HP