The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Northamptonshire region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 71 57 68
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 8 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.92% 1.23% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.67% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 3
Average salary £31,250 £31,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.80% -31.11%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
703 478 508
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 80.71% 73.65% 77.79%
Number of salaries quoted 643 419 458
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

Software Testing
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 Testing within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -20 2 £28,750 -7.25% 1
Kettering - 2 £25,000 -
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 6 (42.86%) ISEB
2 5 (35.71%) Degree
3 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 4 (28.57%) Subversion
3 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 4 (28.57%) Open Source
3 4 (28.57%) Ext JS
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 4 (28.57%) PHP
3 4 (28.57%) MySQL
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) OOP
4 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) SaaS
4 3 (21.43%) Memcached
4 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
4 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (21.43%) Marketing
4 3 (21.43%) QA
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) NUnit
5 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
5 2 (14.29%) V-Model
5 2 (14.29%) ITSM

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) SaaS
2 1 (7.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) MySQL
2 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Subversion
2 2 (14.29%) JUnit
2 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (14.29%) NUnit
General
1 3 (21.43%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Law
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) PHP Developer
2 3 (21.43%) PHP MySQL Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Junior
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Junior Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.14%) OO PHP Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Ext JS
2 3 (21.43%) Memcached
2 3 (21.43%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) Velocity
3 1 (7.14%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 4 (28.57%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 3 (21.43%) OOP
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) ITSM
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 2 (14.29%) V-Model
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.14%) OO PHP
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) UML
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 4 (28.57%) PHP
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) ISEB
2 5 (35.71%) Degree
3 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
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