The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Northamptonshire region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 78 59 61
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 3 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.34% 1.02% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 1.07% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 9
Average salary £25,000 £31,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.35% -1.58%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +1.51%
Job Titles Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
846 656 620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 96.58% 95.91% 97.33%
Number of salaries quoted 785 579 565
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
Tester
East Midlands

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 11 July 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
Kettering - 2 £25,000 -
Northampton -21 1 £37,500 +20.96%
Tester
East Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 9 (60.00%) ISEB
2 7 (46.67%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) Degree
3 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
6 3 (20.00%) ITIL
6 3 (20.00%) ITSM
6 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (20.00%) Web Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Change Control
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
7 2 (13.33%) Black-Box Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
7 2 (13.33%) QA
7 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
7 2 (13.33%) Release Management
7 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
7 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (13.33%) DTS
7 2 (13.33%) Control-M
7 2 (13.33%) Project Management
7 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
7 2 (13.33%) Windows
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
8 1 (6.67%) .NET
8 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) DTS
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Change Control
4 3 (20.00%) Web Testing
4 3 (20.00%) ITSM
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (13.33%) Release Management
5 2 (13.33%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Use Case
6 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.67%) Service Management
6 1 (6.67%) ERP
6 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) ISEB
2 6 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle