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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 72 69 48
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -21
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 3 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.41% 1.04% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 1.25% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 2
Average salary £30,000 £22,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -27.41%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
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
637 558 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 87.38% 82.79% 77.57%
Number of salaries quoted 584 518 276
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £59,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 9 (90.00%) SQL
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) Automated Testing
1 9 (90.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 9 (90.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 8 (80.00%) Degree
2 8 (80.00%) QA
2 8 (80.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) C#
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (10.00%) ISEB
5 1 (10.00%) Web Services
5 1 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (10.00%) UNIX
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (10.00%) BDD
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Analyst
1 10 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (80.00%) QA Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (20.00%) QA Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Automated Testing
1 9 (90.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 9 (90.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) BDD
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle