Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Leicester during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

Tester
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 80 67
Rank change year-on-year +31 -13 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 16 11 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 2.86% 1.32% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.91% 1.34% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 15 11 13
Leicester median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -27.78% -25.00%
10th Percentile £27,000 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £41,500 £37,500 £63,000
Leicestershire median annual salary £33,750 £32,500 £34,463
% change year-on-year +3.85% -5.69% +6.04%

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 550 822 817
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.39% 98.68% 98.43%
Number of salaries quoted 508 747 688
Leicester median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +1.27% -1.25%
10th Percentile £23,675 £25,400 £21,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £56,250
Leicestershire median annual salary £39,000 £40,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year -3.70% +5.19% -1.28%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Leicester

Tester
Salary Trend in Leicester

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

Salary trend for Tester in Leicester

Tester
Salary Histogram in Leicester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Leicester over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Leicester

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 11 (68.75%) E-Commerce
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 8 (50.00%) QA
3 8 (50.00%) C#
4 7 (43.75%) Selenium
5 6 (37.50%) Java
5 6 (37.50%) Retail
6 5 (31.25%) Scrum
6 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
6 5 (31.25%) BDD
6 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
6 5 (31.25%) Manual Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (18.75%) JIRA
8 3 (18.75%) Google
8 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
8 3 (18.75%) CMS
9 2 (12.50%) ISEB
9 2 (12.50%) ERP
9 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
9 2 (12.50%) .NET
9 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
9 2 (12.50%) Unix
9 2 (12.50%) Windows
9 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
9 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
9 2 (12.50%) Software Testing

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 3 (18.75%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Selenium
2 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
2 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
3 3 (18.75%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) MSTest
4 1 (6.25%) NUnit
4 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (37.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (68.75%) E-Commerce
2 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 5 (31.25%) BDD
3 5 (31.25%) Manual Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
6 2 (12.50%) API Testing
6 2 (12.50%) ERP
6 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Kanban
7 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Google
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Twitter
3 1 (6.25%) HP