Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 64 84
Rank change year-on-year +6 +20 -11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 23 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 3.65% 0.73% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% 0.83% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 19 4 3
Leicester median annual salary £35,000 £33,250 £25,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +30.39% -26.80%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £46,250 £51,350 £32,150
Leicestershire median annual salary £35,000 £33,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -11.33% +7.14%

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 597 483 699
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 94.61% 88.30% 86.19%
Number of salaries quoted 533 442 615
Leicester median annual salary £41,800 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.47% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £56,250
Leicestershire median annual salary £41,800 £39,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.18% -8.24% +6.25%

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 21 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Leicester

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 14 (60.87%) Test Automation
2 13 (56.52%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (39.13%) Scenario Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (30.43%) Subversion
4 7 (30.43%) Finance
4 7 (30.43%) Device Driver
4 7 (30.43%) C
4 7 (30.43%) C++
4 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Degree
4 7 (30.43%) CppUnit
4 7 (30.43%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (30.43%) GitHub
5 6 (26.09%) SDLC
5 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
5 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Maven
6 5 (21.74%) Java
6 5 (21.74%) Use Case
6 5 (21.74%) Usability Testing
6 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
6 5 (21.74%) Selenium
6 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (21.74%) Decision-Making
7 4 (17.39%) Office 365
7 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (17.39%) JIRA
7 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse

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 (4.35%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) GitHub
2 4 (17.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) LAN
1 4 (17.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) CppUnit
1 7 (30.43%) Subversion
2 5 (21.74%) Maven
2 5 (21.74%) Selenium
3 4 (17.39%) JIRA
4 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Test Engineer
3 7 (30.43%) Embedded Engineer
3 7 (30.43%) Software Test Engineer
4 6 (26.09%) Tester
5 5 (21.74%) Business Analyst
5 5 (21.74%) Systems Tester
6 4 (17.39%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (17.39%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (17.39%) Senior UAT Analyst
6 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
6 4 (17.39%) UAT Analyst
6 4 (17.39%) UAT Test Analyst
7 3 (13.04%) Junior
7 3 (13.04%) Junior Analyst
7 3 (13.04%) Junior Business Analyst
8 2 (8.70%) Business IT Analyst
8 2 (8.70%) IT Analyst
8 2 (8.70%) IT Business Analyst
9 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Device Driver
1 7 (30.43%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.35%) User Experience
4 1 (4.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Android
1 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Test Automation
2 13 (56.52%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (39.13%) Scenario Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
5 6 (26.09%) SDLC
5 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
6 5 (21.74%) Decision-Making
6 5 (21.74%) Usability Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Use Case
7 3 (13.04%) Wealth Management
8 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
8 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
8 2 (8.70%) Numerical Analysis
8 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.70%) Web Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Scrum
9 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) C
1 7 (30.43%) C++
2 5 (21.74%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) Perl
4 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
2 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
3 4 (17.39%) ISEB
3 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) SAP