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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 69 78 62
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -16
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 8 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.09% 0.35% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.43% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 2
Average salary £23,500 £26,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.61% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,750 £26,000 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £41,200 £36,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.25%
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
638 695 394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 86.80% 81.38% 77.25%
Number of salaries quoted 574 580 345
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £57,500 £60,000
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 5 March 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 +6 8 £23,500 -9.61%
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 15 (62.50%) SQL
2 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
3 9 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 9 (37.50%) QA
3 9 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 8 (33.33%) Degree
4 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 8 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 8 (33.33%) Windows
5 7 (29.17%) E-Commerce
5 7 (29.17%) Retail
6 6 (25.00%) ISEB
7 4 (16.67%) Usability Testing
7 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
7 4 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (16.67%) V-Model
7 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Test Management
7 4 (16.67%) Law
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle
8 3 (12.50%) Chip and PIN
8 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 8 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.17%) Firebug
2 1 (4.17%) Fiddler
General
1 7 (29.17%) Retail
2 4 (16.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Analyst
2 11 (45.83%) Test Analyst
3 8 (33.33%) Applications Support
4 5 (20.83%) Support Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (12.50%) Tester
7 2 (8.33%) Software Tester
7 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (8.33%) Support Specialist
8 1 (4.17%) Graduate
8 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) XHTML
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.17%) CSS
1 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Chip and PIN
1 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 8 (33.33%) Windows 8
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) E-Commerce
3 4 (16.67%) Usability Testing
3 4 (16.67%) V-Model
3 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Test Management
4 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 3 (12.50%) Web Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Use Case
5 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (4.17%) Validation
6 1 (4.17%) TDD
6 1 (4.17%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 8 (33.33%) Degree
3 6 (25.00%) ISEB
4 4 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle