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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 63 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 7 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 1.10% 0.26% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.27% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 0
Average salary £26,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Job Titles Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
598 369 479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 93.88% 94.62% 98.56%
Number of salaries quoted 520 320 452
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
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 20 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (81.82%) ISEB
2 8 (72.73%) Degree
3 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
3 5 (45.45%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
4 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Change Control
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) Web Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Release Management
6 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 2 (18.18%) QA
7 1 (9.09%) Java
7 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
7 1 (9.09%) Selenium
7 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
1 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Change Control
3 3 (27.27%) Web Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Release Management
4 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) ISEB
2 8 (72.73%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA