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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 72 52 61
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.18% 1.32% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 1.48% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 2
Average salary £32,500 £24,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.65% -5.76%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
504 472 406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 89.84% 88.72% 82.86%
Number of salaries quoted 339 451 365
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £64,600
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 29 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
2 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 8
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB
5 1 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) OOP
5 1 (14.29%) OO
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) SCCM
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Line Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Applications Support
2 3 (42.86%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration and Release Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Release Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 8
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) OOP
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
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