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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 65 47 51
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 6 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.92% 1.59% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.66% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 9
Average salary £27,750 £31,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.48% +6.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £31,000 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,200 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+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
623 361 441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 95.26% 95.76% 98.22%
Number of salaries quoted 574 342 402
Average salary £35,750 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,800 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (84.62%) ISEB
2 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
4 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Web Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Change Control
5 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) C#
5 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
5 3 (23.08%) Retail
5 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
6 2 (15.38%) DTS
6 2 (15.38%) Control-M
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
6 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
6 2 (15.38%) Black-Box Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
7 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
7 1 (7.69%) ERP
7 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (7.69%) Java
7 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.69%) Degree
7 1 (7.69%) QA

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) DTS
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
1 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
1 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
2 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Change Control
3 3 (23.08%) Web Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) ERP
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) MSF
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft