The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank - 75 65
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 0 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire - 0.70% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.75% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 1
Average salary - £26,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -25.71%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Software Tester
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire 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
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
699 795 497
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 95.10% 93.09% 97.45%
Number of salaries quoted 623 699 437
Average salary £38,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.05% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (50.00%) Use Case
3 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (25.00%) Java

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle