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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 69 - 57
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 7 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.97% - 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% - 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 6
Average salary £28,500 - £26,250
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 - £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £29,000 - £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
609 325 387
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 84.12% 75.23% 84.50%
Number of salaries quoted 590 297 371
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 30 October 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 7 (77.78%) QA
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) Retail
4 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 3 (33.33%) ISEB
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) V-Model
4 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
5 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (22.22%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
5 2 (22.22%) Law
5 2 (22.22%) Validation
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 2 (22.22%) CSS
5 2 (22.22%) XML
5 2 (22.22%) XHTML
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) HTML

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Firebug
1 2 (22.22%) Fiddler
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (44.44%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Analyst
1 9 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
1 2 (22.22%) CSS
1 2 (22.22%) XML
1 2 (22.22%) XHTML
2 1 (11.11%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
2 2 (22.22%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
3 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) V-Model
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Validation
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) Usability Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Web Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (77.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft