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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 58 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 11 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 1.72% 1.75% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 1.85% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 3
Average salary £29,500 £26,000 £26,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.46% -0.95%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Job Titles Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
601 378 480
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 94.20% 94.74% 98.77%
Number of salaries quoted 521 328 453
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
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 16 April 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Northampton

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 11 (68.75%) ISEB
2 8 (50.00%) Degree
3 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
3 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) .NET
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Change Control
5 3 (18.75%) Web Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 2 (12.50%) Release Management
6 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 2 (12.50%) QA
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 2 (12.50%) Windows
6 2 (12.50%) DTS
6 2 (12.50%) Control-M
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
6 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
6 2 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
7 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
7 1 (6.25%) Selenium
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) DTS
1 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
1 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
2 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Change Control
3 3 (18.75%) Web Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 2 (12.50%) Release Management
4 2 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) ISEB
2 8 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Control-M