The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 67 53 57
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 6 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.82% 0.93% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.26% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 4
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £29,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +36.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £31,250 £26,050
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Manual Testing
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
616 318 445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 83.70% 74.30% 86.74%
Number of salaries quoted 601 290 427
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Northampton region.

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Northampton

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Northampton

Manual Testing
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing.

1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
2 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 6 (50.00%) Web Services
2 6 (50.00%) XML
2 6 (50.00%) UNIX
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) Logistics
3 4 (33.33%) V-Model
3 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) QA
4 1 (8.33%) Test Management
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Retail

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
1 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Analyst
1 10 (83.33%) Test Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (8.33%) QA Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) HTML
1 6 (50.00%) Web Services
1 6 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) UNIX
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (33.33%) V-Model
2 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 4 (33.33%) Logistics
3 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Test Management
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle