Period
to 21 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Tester was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Leicester during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 47 72
Rank change year-on-year -27 +25 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 20 21 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 3.05% 3.70% 2.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.07% 3.75% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 19 20 21
Leicester median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% +16.67% -33.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,450 £22,500
90th Percentile £46,000 £41,150 £37,500
Leicestershire median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +21.43% +16.67% -13.04%

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 652 560 798
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 99.54% 98.59% 99.13%
Number of salaries quoted 493 510 743
Leicester median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% -2.44%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,675 £25,300
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £53,750
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -7.41% +1.25%

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 21 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Tester in Leicester

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 20 (100.00%) Regression Testing
2 18 (90.00%) ISTQB
3 17 (85.00%) Software Testing
4 12 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 12 (60.00%) Test Scripting
5 10 (50.00%) QA
5 10 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (45.00%) ITIL
6 9 (45.00%) LoadRunner
6 9 (45.00%) NeoLoad
6 9 (45.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (45.00%) Scenario Testing
6 9 (45.00%) Load Testing
6 9 (45.00%) Stress Testing
7 8 (40.00%) Decision-Making
7 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (40.00%) SDLC
7 8 (40.00%) Usability Testing
7 8 (40.00%) Use Case
8 3 (15.00%) Selenium
8 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
9 2 (10.00%) RESTful
9 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
9 2 (10.00%) System Testing
9 2 (10.00%) JIRA
9 2 (10.00%) Atlassian
9 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (10.00%) Retail
9 2 (10.00%) e-Learning
9 2 (10.00%) SQL

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) LoadRunner
1 9 (45.00%) NeoLoad
2 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (15.00%) Selenium
3 2 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) e-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Regression Testing
2 17 (85.00%) Software Testing
3 12 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 12 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 10 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (45.00%) ITIL
5 9 (45.00%) Load Testing
5 9 (45.00%) Scenario Testing
5 9 (45.00%) Stress Testing
6 8 (40.00%) Decision-Making
6 8 (40.00%) SDLC
6 8 (40.00%) Usability Testing
6 8 (40.00%) Use Case
7 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (10.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (90.00%) ISTQB
2 9 (45.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.00%) IBM