The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 62 62 54
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 11 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 1.73% 1.27% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 1.35% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 6
Average salary £36,000 £32,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Tester
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northampton region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
608 591 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 95.75% 93.96% 94.68%
Number of salaries quoted 530 521 326
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Tester
Salary Trend in Northampton

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

Tester Salary Trend in Northampton

Tester
Salary Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Northampton

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Northampton region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 13 (72.22%) Scrum
2 12 (66.67%) Java
2 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 12 (66.67%) QA
3 11 (61.11%) Selenium
3 11 (61.11%) Cucumber
3 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (38.89%) TDD
4 7 (38.89%) Automated Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Test Strategy
4 7 (38.89%) Agile Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (33.33%) BDD
5 6 (33.33%) UNIX
5 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
7 4 (22.22%) Web Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Finance
8 3 (16.67%) J2EE
8 3 (16.67%) Java EE
8 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
9 2 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (11.11%) Degree
9 2 (11.11%) Test Management
9 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (11.11%) C#
9 2 (11.11%) Test Automation

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Northampton region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) LabWindows
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Selenium
1 11 (61.11%) Cucumber
2 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
3 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) J2EE
1 3 (16.67%) Java EE
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (11.11%) EPoS
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Scrum
2 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) TDD
3 7 (38.89%) Automated Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Test Strategy
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Testing
4 6 (33.33%) BDD
4 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 4 (22.22%) Web Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 2 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (11.11%) CRM
7 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.11%) Test Management
7 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
8 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) Java
1 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) Ruby
3 1 (5.56%) VB
3 1 (5.56%) VB6
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.56%) Google