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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 53 68 46
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 19 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 2.65% 0.89% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.70% 0.93% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 18 6 2
Average salary £36,000 £27,750 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.72% -10.48%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
704 643 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 98.19% 95.83% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 639 593 338
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 27 August 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Northampton

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 26 (81.25%) QA
2 23 (71.88%) Java
2 23 (71.88%) Scrum
3 22 (68.75%) UNIX
4 19 (59.38%) SQL
5 15 (46.88%) Selenium
6 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (40.63%) E-Commerce
6 13 (40.63%) BDD
7 12 (37.50%) Automated Testing
8 10 (31.25%) TDD
8 10 (31.25%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (31.25%) Test Strategy
8 10 (31.25%) Agile Testing
8 10 (31.25%) Cucumber
9 9 (28.13%) WebDriver
9 9 (28.13%) Java EE
9 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
9 9 (28.13%) Mentoring
9 9 (28.13%) Software Engineering
9 9 (28.13%) J2EE
10 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
10 7 (21.88%) HTML
10 7 (21.88%) Automation Testing
10 7 (21.88%) Performance Testing
10 7 (21.88%) Scala
10 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
11 6 (18.75%) Degree
12 5 (15.63%) ISEB
13 4 (12.50%) Computer Science

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (3.13%) LabWindows
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (46.88%) Selenium
2 10 (31.25%) Cucumber
3 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
3 9 (28.13%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.13%) Electronics
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) J2EE
1 9 (28.13%) Java EE
2 7 (21.88%) HTML
3 2 (6.25%) .NET
4 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (68.75%) UNIX
2 2 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) Android
3 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Scrum
2 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) E-Commerce
2 13 (40.63%) BDD
3 12 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 10 (31.25%) TDD
4 10 (31.25%) Test Strategy
4 10 (31.25%) Agile Testing
5 9 (28.13%) Mentoring
5 9 (28.13%) Software Engineering
6 7 (21.88%) Performance Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
6 7 (21.88%) Automation Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
7 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Web Testing
9 1 (3.13%) Software Testing
9 1 (3.13%) Project Management
9 1 (3.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 23 (71.88%) Java
2 19 (59.38%) SQL
3 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
3 7 (21.88%) Scala
4 2 (6.25%) C#
5 1 (3.13%) VB
5 1 (3.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Degree
2 5 (15.63%) ISEB
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.13%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (81.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Firmware