The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Northampton region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 72 48 45
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 4 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.62% 1.76% 2.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 1.83% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 11
Average salary £24,500 £31,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.96% +6.89%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
625 328 438
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 96.45% 96.47% 97.77%
Number of salaries quoted 585 308 400
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
Northamptonshire

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 30 July 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Northampton

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 8 (72.73%) ISEB
2 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Change Control
5 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) .NET
5 3 (27.27%) C#
5 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) Web Testing
5 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
6 2 (18.18%) DTS
6 2 (18.18%) Control-M
6 2 (18.18%) Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
6 2 (18.18%) Black-Box Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
7 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 1 (9.09%) ERP
7 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (9.09%) Java
7 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (9.09%) Degree
7 1 (9.09%) QA
7 1 (9.09%) Selenium

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) DTS
2 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Change Control
3 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Web Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 1 (9.09%) ERP
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) MSF
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft