Period
to 19 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leicester during the 6 months to 19 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 70 63
Rank change year-on-year +23 -7 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 24 21 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 4.06% 2.65% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.13% 2.66% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 23 21 13
Leicester median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -33.33% +28.57%
10th Percentile £27,100 £27,500 £21,400
90th Percentile £41,000 £37,500 £63,000
Leicestershire median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £34,425
% change year-on-year +16.67% -12.85% +5.92%

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 581 789 792
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.31% 99.75% 99.25%
Number of salaries quoted 530 742 694
Leicester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £25,675 £24,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £65,000
Leicestershire median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% - -

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 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Tester in Leicester

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (79.17%) Test Automation
2 18 (75.00%) Selenium
3 15 (62.50%) Cucumber
3 15 (62.50%) BDD
3 15 (62.50%) Jenkins
3 15 (62.50%) C#
3 15 (62.50%) E-Commerce
4 14 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (54.17%) Java
6 12 (50.00%) Manual Testing
7 9 (37.50%) QA
8 6 (25.00%) Google
9 5 (20.83%) ERP
9 5 (20.83%) Windows
9 5 (20.83%) JIRA
10 4 (16.67%) Gherkin
10 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
10 4 (16.67%) Retail
10 4 (16.67%) Capita
10 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
10 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (16.67%) API Testing
10 4 (16.67%) TestRail
11 3 (12.50%) QA Automation
11 3 (12.50%) AutoIt
11 3 (12.50%) Scrum
11 3 (12.50%) Confluence
11 3 (12.50%) Atlassian
11 3 (12.50%) GitHub

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 (12.50%) Confluence
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
1 1 (4.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (75.00%) Selenium
2 15 (62.50%) Cucumber
2 15 (62.50%) Jenkins
3 5 (20.83%) JIRA
4 4 (16.67%) TestRail
4 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 3 (12.50%) AutoIt
5 3 (12.50%) Bitbucket
6 1 (4.17%) MSTest
6 1 (4.17%) NUnit
6 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Gherkin
2 3 (12.50%) Node.js
3 2 (8.33%) .NET
4 1 (4.17%) CSS
4 1 (4.17%) EDI
4 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (79.17%) Test Automation
2 15 (62.50%) BDD
2 15 (62.50%) E-Commerce
3 14 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (50.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (20.83%) ERP
6 4 (16.67%) API Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 3 (12.50%) QA Automation
7 3 (12.50%) Scrum
8 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Compatibility Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Functional Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
9 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
9 1 (4.17%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) C#
2 13 (54.17%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) C
4 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) PMO
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Google
2 4 (16.67%) Capita
3 3 (12.50%) Atlassian
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.33%) Twitter