Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leicestershire during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Software Tester
East Midlands > Leicestershire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 103 106
Rank change year-on-year +20 +3 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 6 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 0.64% 0.74% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.75% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 6 11 6
Leicestershire median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £25,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +37.25% +13.33%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £21,875
90th Percentile £38,250 £38,750 £36,938
East Midlands median annual salary £31,750 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -2.31% - +6.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire. 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
Leicestershire
Permanent vacancies in Leicestershire with a recognized job title 921 1458 1334
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.98% 98.58% 98.45%
Number of salaries quoted 814 1249 1082
Leicestershire median annual salary £38,750 £41,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.49% +6.49% -
10th Percentile £24,650 £25,000 £21,525
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £55,000
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Leicestershire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in Leicestershire

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in Leicestershire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in Leicestershire

Software Tester
Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Leicestershire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +23 6 £30,000 -14.29% 1
Software Tester
East Midlands

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Software 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 Leicestershire region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) Retail
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) CMS
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) ERP
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Kanban
5 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (16.67%) BDD
5 1 (16.67%) API Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 2 (33.33%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (50.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) API Testing
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) HP