The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 76 63 63
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.76% 1.05% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 1.09% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 9
Average salary £27,750 £31,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.48% +6.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £31,000 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,050 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -1.47%
Tester
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
891 641 637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 96.22% 95.81% 98.30%
Number of salaries quoted 805 570 574
Average salary £35,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Northamptonshire region.

Tester Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

Tester
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
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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 -18 6 £27,750 -10.48%
Tester
East Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 12 (75.00%) ISEB
2 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
3 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 4 (25.00%) Degree
4 4 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Retail
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) ITSM
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 3 (18.75%) Windows
5 3 (18.75%) .NET
5 3 (18.75%) C#
5 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
5 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
6 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 2 (12.50%) Change Control
6 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
6 2 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle
6 2 (12.50%) DTS

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) DTS
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
2 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) FitNesse
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 4 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 4 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) ITSM
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Change Control
5 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.25%) TDD
6 1 (6.25%) Service Management
6 1 (6.25%) Extreme Programming
6 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
6 1 (6.25%) ERP
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
3 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) ISEB
2 4 (25.00%) Degree
3 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Cognizant