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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 76 70 74
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 3 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.42% 0.96% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 1.07% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 2
Average salary £32,500 £24,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.65% -5.76%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
628 655 650
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 87.96% 89.85% 83.44%
Number of salaries quoted 426 606 562
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £31,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £63,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 13 February 2016. 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 -12 2 £28,000 +14.28%
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 5 (55.56%) SQL
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) JIRA
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 3 (33.33%) SDLC
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Line Management
4 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) OOP
4 2 (22.22%) OO
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) ISEB
5 1 (11.11%) SCCM
5 1 (11.11%) QA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Applications Support
2 3 (33.33%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration and Release Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Lead Tester
4 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Release Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Software Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software QA Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Line Management
4 2 (22.22%) OO
4 2 (22.22%) OOP
4 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft