The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 68 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.30% 1.06% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 1.44% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 0
Average salary £30,000 £31,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Software 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
536 277 350
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 81.21% 73.28% 77.61%
Number of salaries quoted 495 262 313
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 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%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) UML
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) XHTML
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
4 1 (14.29%) MySQL
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) PHP
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) Subversion
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Law
4 1 (14.29%) Validation

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
1 1 (14.29%) Firebug
1 1 (14.29%) Fiddler
General
1 1 (14.29%) Law
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Junior
3 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Junior Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) OO PHP Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) XHTML
3 1 (14.29%) Velocity
3 1 (14.29%) Ext JS
3 1 (14.29%) Backbone.js
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) V-Model
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
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%) Regression Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PHP5
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft