The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 18 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 Northamptonshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 77 71 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 8 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.85% 0.15% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.16% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 0
Average salary £26,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Job Titles Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
874 620 815
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 92.68% 95.53% 98.07%
Number of salaries quoted 757 515 747
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £21,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Software Tester
East Midlands

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

Software Tester
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -8 7 £26,000 -
Kettering - 1 - -
Software Tester
East Midlands

Software Tester
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 9 (75.00%) ISEB
2 8 (66.67%) Degree
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
4 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
4 5 (41.67%) Automation Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Web Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Change Control
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
7 2 (16.67%) QA
7 2 (16.67%) Release Management
7 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Marketing
8 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Selenium
8 1 (8.33%) Use Case
8 1 (8.33%) ITIL
8 1 (8.33%) Java
8 1 (8.33%) Service Management
8 1 (8.33%) ITSM
8 1 (8.33%) Scrum

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
2 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) Automation Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Web Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Change Control
5 2 (16.67%) Release Management
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Use Case
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) Service Management
6 1 (8.33%) ITSM
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) ISEB
2 8 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA