Period
to 20 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leicester with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 62 90
Rank change year-on-year +11 +28 -20
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 38 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 5.70% 0.54% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.06% 0.59% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 33 3 3
Leicester median annual salary £37,500 £29,000 £25,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.31% +13.73% -26.97%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £43,750 £37,200 £37,750
Leicestershire median annual salary £37,500 £29,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +29.31% -17.14% +0.47%

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Leicester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leicester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 627 510 743
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 94.00% 91.40% 89.52%
Number of salaries quoted 504 465 682
Leicester median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,150 £25,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
Leicestershire median annual salary £41,500 £39,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +6.41% -7.14% +7.69%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leicester.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Leicester

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Leicester

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Leicester

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Leicester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Leicester over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Leicester

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Leicester region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 27 (71.05%) Test Automation
2 15 (39.47%) Regression Testing
2 15 (39.47%) ISTQB
3 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (34.21%) Device Driver
4 13 (34.21%) C
4 13 (34.21%) C++
4 13 (34.21%) Unit Testing
4 13 (34.21%) Subversion
4 13 (34.21%) Degree
4 13 (34.21%) Embedded Systems
4 13 (34.21%) GitHub
5 12 (31.58%) CppUnit
5 12 (31.58%) Scenario Testing
5 12 (31.58%) Maven
5 12 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (31.58%) Java
6 9 (23.68%) SDLC
7 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (21.05%) Test Scripting
7 8 (21.05%) Decision-Making
7 8 (21.05%) Firmware
7 8 (21.05%) Use Case
7 8 (21.05%) Usability Testing
7 8 (21.05%) QA
8 7 (18.42%) Time Management
8 7 (18.42%) Android
8 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering

Software Testing
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 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 13 (34.21%) GitHub
2 2 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) Modbus
1 7 (18.42%) RS-485
1 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.26%) LAN
2 2 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (34.21%) Subversion
2 12 (31.58%) CppUnit
2 12 (31.58%) Maven
3 6 (15.79%) LoadRunner
3 6 (15.79%) NeoLoad
3 6 (15.79%) Robot Framework
3 6 (15.79%) Selenium
3 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
4 4 (10.53%) JIRA
5 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
1 5 (13.16%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.26%) Automotive
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Tester
2 14 (36.84%) Test Engineer
3 13 (34.21%) Software Test Engineer
4 9 (23.68%) Analyst
5 8 (21.05%) Systems Tester
6 6 (15.79%) Automation Tester
6 6 (15.79%) Business Analyst
6 6 (15.79%) Embedded Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Business IT Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) IT Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) IT Business Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Junior
7 3 (7.89%) Junior Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Junior Business Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Senior UAT Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) UAT Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) Spring
2 1 (2.63%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (34.21%) Device Driver
1 13 (34.21%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (18.42%) CAN bus
4 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.63%) User Experience
5 1 (2.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Android
1 7 (18.42%) Apple iOS
1 7 (18.42%) FreeRTOS
2 6 (15.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (71.05%) Test Automation
2 15 (39.47%) Regression Testing
3 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (34.21%) Unit Testing
5 12 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (31.58%) Scenario Testing
6 9 (23.68%) SDLC
7 8 (21.05%) Decision-Making
7 8 (21.05%) Test Scripting
7 8 (21.05%) Usability Testing
7 8 (21.05%) Use Case
8 7 (18.42%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
8 7 (18.42%) Test Strategy
8 7 (18.42%) Time Management
9 6 (15.79%) ITIL
9 6 (15.79%) Load Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Stress Testing
10 3 (7.89%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) C
1 13 (34.21%) C++
2 12 (31.58%) Java
3 7 (18.42%) C#
4 3 (7.89%) SQL
5 1 (2.63%) Perl
5 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) ISTQB
2 13 (34.21%) Degree
3 8 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (7.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) QA
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) SAP