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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 56 72 49
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -23
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 16 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 2.19% 0.30% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 0.36% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 16 1 2
Average salary £22,500 £30,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% -3.22%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
638 548 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 87.40% 82.65% 76.86%
Number of salaries quoted 585 509 271
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £59,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
Salary Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Northampton

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 23 (95.83%) Windows
2 22 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 22 (91.67%) SQL Server
3 18 (75.00%) SQL
3 18 (75.00%) Windows 7
4 17 (70.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (70.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (70.83%) Windows 8
4 17 (70.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (70.83%) MS Excel
4 17 (70.83%) SharePoint
5 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (25.00%) SDLC
7 5 (20.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (20.83%) Coaching
7 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
7 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
7 5 (20.83%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (20.83%) Scrum
7 5 (20.83%) .NET
8 1 (4.17%) ITIL
8 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
8 1 (4.17%) QA
8 1 (4.17%) Selenium
8 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
8 1 (4.17%) Android
8 1 (4.17%) Automation Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
8 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
8 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 17 (70.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (70.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (70.83%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (91.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Analyst
1 15 (62.50%) Support Analyst
2 9 (37.50%) Applications Support
3 8 (33.33%) Software Support Analyst
4 7 (29.17%) Applications Support Analyst
5 5 (20.83%) Test Manager
6 2 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (4.17%) Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Release Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 23 (95.83%) Windows
2 18 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 17 (70.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (70.83%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) SDLC
4 5 (20.83%) Coaching
4 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (20.83%) Scrum
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
1 5 (20.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 22 (91.67%) Microsoft