The first table below looks at the demand for Software 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 Software Testing over the 3 months to 25 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Northampton region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 74 46 55
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.31% 2.02% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 2.85% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 3
Average salary £28,750 £31,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.25% -31.11%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
527 246 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 81.96% 71.10% 79.95%
Number of salaries quoted 490 234 322
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £30,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
Northamptonshire

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Northampton

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Northampton

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (14.29%) Backbone.js
4 1 (14.29%) GitHub
4 1 (14.29%) OO PHP
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Law
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) MySQL
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) UML
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) PHP
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) Subversion
4 1 (14.29%) Ext JS
4 1 (14.29%) V-Model
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 1 (14.29%) Law
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Junior
2 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Junior Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) OO PHP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) Velocity
2 1 (14.29%) Ext JS
2 1 (14.29%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
1 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) V-Model
2 1 (14.29%) OO PHP
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) UML
2 1 (14.29%) OO
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Release Management
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) PHP
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
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