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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 73 69 60
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 6 2 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.78% 0.28% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.35% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 8
Average salary £28,000 £26,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.45%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Software Testing
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
662 570 540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 85.75% 80.39% 83.98%
Number of salaries quoted 615 504 496
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
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 January 2015. 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 -1 6 £28,000 +7.69% 2
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 11 (47.83%) QA
2 10 (43.48%) SQL
3 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (39.13%) Degree
3 9 (39.13%) ISTQB
4 8 (34.78%) Retail
4 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
5 7 (30.43%) E-Commerce
6 6 (26.09%) ISEB
6 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
7 5 (21.74%) Law
7 5 (21.74%) Oracle
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
8 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
8 4 (17.39%) Usability Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Test Management
8 4 (17.39%) V-Model
8 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
9 3 (13.04%) Web Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
9 3 (13.04%) UNIX
9 3 (13.04%) Chip and PIN
10 2 (8.70%) Validation
10 2 (8.70%) TDD
10 2 (8.70%) Windows

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.70%) MySQL
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.70%) Subversion
2 2 (8.70%) Firebug
2 2 (8.70%) Fiddler
General
1 8 (34.78%) Retail
2 5 (21.74%) Law
3 2 (8.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Analyst
2 13 (56.52%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Tester
3 3 (13.04%) Business Systems Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Software Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) PHP Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Support
4 2 (8.70%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) XHTML
1 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
1 2 (8.70%) CSS
1 2 (8.70%) XML
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
1 2 (8.70%) Ext JS
1 2 (8.70%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (13.04%) Chip and PIN
3 2 (8.70%) N-Tier
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) Open Source
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) UNIX
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
2 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) E-Commerce
3 4 (17.39%) Usability Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Test Management
3 4 (17.39%) V-Model
4 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
4 3 (13.04%) Web Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Validation
5 2 (8.70%) TDD
5 2 (8.70%) OOP
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL
5 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Compatibility Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Use Case
5 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Degree
1 9 (39.13%) ISTQB
2 6 (26.09%) ISEB
3 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (47.83%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
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