The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 67 47 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 6 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.90% 1.08% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.13% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 0
Average salary £27,750 £31,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.48% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +16.98%
Software Tester
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northampton region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
640 355 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 95.52% 95.43% 97.98%
Number of salaries quoted 592 334 397
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 23 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 8 (88.89%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Retail
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Change Control
4 2 (22.22%) Web Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) MSF
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) QA
5 1 (11.11%) Selenium
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) Windows

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Web Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) MSF
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft