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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 69 81 59
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -22
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 16 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.78% 0.69% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 0.81% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 16 6 7
Average salary £22,750 £25,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.00% -19.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,750 £20,000 £28,175
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £31,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
777 738 539
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 86.24% 84.34% 77.33%
Number of salaries quoted 682 677 470
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,689 £27,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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
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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 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
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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 +13 14 £22,750 -4.21% 1
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 24 (92.31%) SQL Server
1 24 (92.31%) Windows
1 24 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 20 (76.92%) SQL
3 19 (73.08%) MS Excel
3 19 (73.08%) SharePoint
3 19 (73.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (73.08%) Windows 7
3 19 (73.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (73.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (73.08%) Windows 8
4 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (23.08%) SDLC
5 5 (19.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (19.23%) Coaching
5 5 (19.23%) .NET
5 5 (19.23%) Automated Testing
5 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
5 5 (19.23%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (19.23%) Scrum
6 1 (3.85%) Finance
6 1 (3.85%) Web Development
6 1 (3.85%) QA
6 1 (3.85%) Selenium
6 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.85%) Android
6 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Test Automation

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 19 (73.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (73.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 19 (73.08%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (92.31%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Applications Support
2 14 (53.85%) Analyst
2 14 (53.85%) Support Analyst
3 10 (38.46%) Applications Support Analyst
4 6 (23.08%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (23.08%) Test Manager
5 4 (15.38%) Software Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Support Specialist
7 1 (3.85%) Graduate
7 1 (3.85%) Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Development Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Environment Manager
7 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Testing Manager
7 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.85%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 24 (92.31%) Windows
2 19 (73.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 19 (73.08%) Windows 7
2 19 (73.08%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) SDLC
3 5 (19.23%) Scrum
3 5 (19.23%) Coaching
3 5 (19.23%) Automated Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Web Development
4 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.85%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
1 5 (19.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) Microsoft
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