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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 78 85 54
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 13 4 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.41% 0.44% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 0.46% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 13 4 6
Average salary £36,000 £25,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.00% -19.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,650 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £33,750 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
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
901 872 673
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 97.51% 96.57% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 781 804 590
Average salary £42,500 £36,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% -6.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram 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 1 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
(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 +14 13 £36,000 +16.12% 3
Tester
East Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 18 (81.82%) SQL
1 18 (81.82%) QA
2 16 (72.73%) Scrum
3 15 (68.18%) Java
4 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (59.09%) Selenium
5 11 (50.00%) Automated Testing
5 11 (50.00%) UNIX
6 10 (45.45%) TDD
6 10 (45.45%) Cucumber
6 10 (45.45%) Test Strategy
6 10 (45.45%) Agile Testing
6 10 (45.45%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
7 6 (27.27%) WebDriver
7 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
7 6 (27.27%) Java EE
7 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
7 6 (27.27%) J2EE
8 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
8 5 (22.73%) Web Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
8 5 (22.73%) BDD
9 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
9 4 (18.18%) Degree
9 4 (18.18%) ISEB
10 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
10 3 (13.64%) Automation Testing
11 2 (9.09%) SDLC

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) LabWindows
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (59.09%) Selenium
2 10 (45.45%) Cucumber
3 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
3 6 (27.27%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.55%) Electronics
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) J2EE
1 6 (27.27%) Java EE
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (9.09%) Android
2 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Scrum
2 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 10 (45.45%) TDD
4 10 (45.45%) Test Strategy
4 10 (45.45%) Agile Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
6 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
6 5 (22.73%) BDD
6 5 (22.73%) Web Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Automation Testing
9 2 (9.09%) SDLC
10 1 (4.55%) Test Planning
10 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
10 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
10 1 (4.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) SQL
2 15 (68.18%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) VB
3 1 (4.55%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISEB
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (81.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Google
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 5 days ago