Period
to 19 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leicester during the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 53 89
Rank change year-on-year -6 +36 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 22 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 3.44% 1.86% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.51% 1.88% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 22 10 5
Leicester median annual salary £35,000 £30,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.75% -6.15% +8.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,925 £24,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £42,500 £36,250
Leicestershire median annual salary £35,000 £31,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year +10.24% -2.31% -5.59%

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 627 533 799
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.97% 99.26% 98.40%
Number of salaries quoted 547 498 701
Leicester median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -10.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £55,000
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +1.27% -2.47% +6.58%

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 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Tester in Leicester

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, Tester job roles required the following IT 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 featuring Tester in the job title.

1 16 (72.73%) Regression Testing
2 15 (68.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (63.64%) Test Automation
4 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (54.55%) Cucumber
6 11 (50.00%) Selenium
7 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
7 10 (45.45%) Software Testing
7 10 (45.45%) ISTQB
8 9 (40.91%) Use Case
8 9 (40.91%) SDLC
8 9 (40.91%) Scenario Testing
9 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (36.36%) Decision-Making
9 8 (36.36%) Usability Testing
9 8 (36.36%) JIRA
9 8 (36.36%) SQL
10 7 (31.82%) e-Learning
10 7 (31.82%) Atlassian
11 6 (27.27%) Retail
11 6 (27.27%) Integration Testing
11 6 (27.27%) RESTful
11 6 (27.27%) System Testing
12 5 (22.73%) Java
12 5 (22.73%) IBM
13 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
13 4 (18.18%) BDD
14 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
14 3 (13.64%) C#
14 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce

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 1 (4.55%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 12 (54.55%) Cucumber
2 11 (50.00%) Selenium
3 8 (36.36%) JIRA
4 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.55%) NeoLoad
5 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (27.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) RESTful
2 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (31.82%) e-Learning
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Android
1 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Regression Testing
2 15 (68.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (63.64%) Test Automation
4 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (45.45%) Software Testing
5 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
6 9 (40.91%) Scenario Testing
6 9 (40.91%) SDLC
6 9 (40.91%) Use Case
7 8 (36.36%) Decision-Making
7 8 (36.36%) Usability Testing
8 6 (27.27%) Integration Testing
8 6 (27.27%) System Testing
9 4 (18.18%) BDD
9 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
10 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
11 2 (9.09%) Scrum
12 1 (4.55%) ITIL
12 1 (4.55%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) Java
3 3 (13.64%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Atlassian
2 5 (22.73%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) Google
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Twitter