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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 72 66 55
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 11 1 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.19% 0.17% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 0.21% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 11
Average salary £28,500 £18,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+58.33% -34.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £18,000 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £18,000 £52,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
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
771 486 588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 83.62% 80.33% 84.60%
Number of salaries quoted 723 429 547
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £65,000
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 24 December 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 - 10 £28,500 -
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (50.00%) QA
2 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) ISTQB
3 9 (34.62%) Retail
3 9 (34.62%) Degree
3 9 (34.62%) Relational Database
4 8 (30.77%) SQL
5 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
5 7 (26.92%) ISEB
6 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 6 (23.08%) Law
7 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
7 5 (19.23%) PHP
7 5 (19.23%) MySQL
7 5 (19.23%) Oracle
7 5 (19.23%) Linux
7 5 (19.23%) OOP
7 5 (19.23%) Subversion
7 5 (19.23%) Marketing
7 5 (19.23%) Test Management
7 5 (19.23%) Ext JS
7 5 (19.23%) V-Model
7 5 (19.23%) Open Source
7 5 (19.23%) SaaS
7 5 (19.23%) Memcached
8 4 (15.38%) Usability Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
8 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) Relational Database
2 5 (19.23%) MySQL
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Subversion
2 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.69%) Firebug
3 2 (7.69%) Fiddler
General
1 9 (34.62%) Retail
2 6 (23.08%) Law
3 5 (19.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Analyst
2 15 (57.69%) Test Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) PHP Developer
3 5 (19.23%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Tester
4 3 (11.54%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Software Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) Ext JS
1 5 (19.23%) Memcached
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.69%) CSS
2 2 (7.69%) XML
2 2 (7.69%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Open Source
2 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (11.54%) Chip and PIN
4 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.69%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
3 5 (19.23%) OOP
3 5 (19.23%) V-Model
3 5 (19.23%) Test Management
4 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 4 (15.38%) Usability Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Web Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
6 2 (7.69%) Validation
6 2 (7.69%) Use Case
6 2 (7.69%) Compatibility Testing
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL
6 2 (7.69%) TDD
6 2 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
2 5 (19.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 9 (34.62%) Degree
3 7 (26.92%) ISEB
4 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle