Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 59 67 86
Rank change year-on-year +8 +19 -17
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 43 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 5.96% 0.84% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.37% 0.93% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 38 5 3
Leicester median annual salary £40,000 £29,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.93% -23.68% +1.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,550 £27,500
90th Percentile £43,750 £31,000 £40,500
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £29,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +35.59% -15.71% +9.38%

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 675 540 731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 93.49% 91.22% 91.49%
Number of salaries quoted 507 484 694
Leicester median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £53,375
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -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 22 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Leicester

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 31 (72.09%) Test Automation
2 21 (48.84%) ISTQB
3 18 (41.86%) Regression Testing
4 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (37.21%) Device Driver
5 16 (37.21%) C++
5 16 (37.21%) Java
5 16 (37.21%) C
5 16 (37.21%) Subversion
5 16 (37.21%) Maven
5 16 (37.21%) Degree
5 16 (37.21%) Unit Testing
5 16 (37.21%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (37.21%) Embedded Systems
5 16 (37.21%) GitHub
6 15 (34.88%) CppUnit
6 15 (34.88%) Software Engineering
6 15 (34.88%) Firmware
7 14 (32.56%) TCP/IP
7 14 (32.56%) C#
7 14 (32.56%) Linux
7 14 (32.56%) Time Management
7 14 (32.56%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (32.56%) Modbus
7 14 (32.56%) CAN bus
7 14 (32.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (32.56%) Test Scripting
7 14 (32.56%) RS-485
7 14 (32.56%) FreeRTOS
8 13 (30.23%) Apple iOS

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:

Cloud Services
1 16 (37.21%) GitHub
2 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (32.56%) Modbus
1 14 (32.56%) RS-485
1 14 (32.56%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 16 (37.21%) Maven
1 16 (37.21%) Subversion
2 15 (34.88%) CppUnit
3 13 (30.23%) Robot Framework
3 13 (30.23%) Visual Studio
4 11 (25.58%) LoadRunner
4 11 (25.58%) NeoLoad
5 3 (6.98%) Selenium
6 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (27.91%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.65%) Automotive
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (41.86%) Test Engineer
2 17 (39.53%) Software Test Engineer
3 16 (37.21%) Tester
4 9 (20.93%) Analyst
4 9 (20.93%) Automation Tester
5 7 (16.28%) Systems Tester
6 5 (11.63%) Test Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Business IT Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) IT Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) IT Business Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Embedded Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Manual Test Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) QA Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (37.21%) Device Driver
1 16 (37.21%) Embedded Systems
2 14 (32.56%) CAN bus
3 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (32.56%) FreeRTOS
1 14 (32.56%) Linux
2 13 (30.23%) Android
2 13 (30.23%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.33%) Unix
3 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (72.09%) Test Automation
2 18 (41.86%) Regression Testing
3 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (37.21%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (37.21%) Unit Testing
5 15 (34.88%) Software Engineering
6 14 (32.56%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (32.56%) Test Scripting
6 14 (32.56%) Time Management
7 12 (27.91%) Scenario Testing
8 11 (25.58%) ITIL
8 11 (25.58%) Load Testing
8 11 (25.58%) Stress Testing
9 8 (18.60%) Decision-Making
9 8 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (16.28%) SDLC
10 7 (16.28%) Usability Testing
10 7 (16.28%) Use Case
11 5 (11.63%) Test Strategy
12 3 (6.98%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) C
1 16 (37.21%) C++
1 16 (37.21%) Java
2 14 (32.56%) C#
3 1 (2.33%) Perl
3 1 (2.33%) Python
3 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (48.84%) ISTQB
2 16 (37.21%) Degree
3 14 (32.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (11.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.23%) QA
System Software
1 15 (34.88%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) Microsoft