The median annual salary for a Software Tester was - in advertised job vacancies in Leicestershire during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank - 60 75
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 0 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire - 0.75% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.76% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 3
Median salary - £27,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -16.92%  
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Leicestershire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 703 658 703
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 96.83% 98.36% 99.01%
Number of salaries quoted 550 540 578
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (90.00%) Selenium
2 8 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (80.00%) Scrum
3 7 (70.00%) Regression Testing
3 7 (70.00%) C#
3 7 (70.00%) Java
3 7 (70.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (70.00%) Manual Testing
3 7 (70.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (20.00%) QA
5 1 (10.00%) CMS
5 1 (10.00%) PHP
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (10.00%) NUnit
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (10.00%) JIRA
5 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Kanban
5 1 (10.00%) WordPress
5 1 (10.00%) FMCG
5 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (10.00%) CMS
1 1 (10.00%) WordPress
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) Appium
3 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) NUnit
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Scrum
2 8 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (70.00%) Automation Testing
3 7 (70.00%) Manual Testing
3 7 (70.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA