The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Northampton region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 65 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.47% 1.47% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 1.52% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 0
Average salary £24,500 £31,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.96% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Job Titles Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
611 329 435
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 96.52% 96.48% 97.75%
Number of salaries quoted 570 310 398
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Tester
Northamptonshire

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Northampton

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Northampton

Software Tester
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title.

1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 4 (57.14%) Automation Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Web Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Change Control
4 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) Selenium
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) MSF

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
1 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 4 (57.14%) Automation Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Web Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) MSF
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft