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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 58 80 61
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 21 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.22% 0.76% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 0.79% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 20 6 3
Average salary £34,250 £27,750 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.42% -10.48%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
927 891 620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 97.78% 96.64% 95.68%
Number of salaries quoted 834 803 555
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +11 19 £36,000 +29.72% 1
Tester
East Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 27 (81.82%) QA
2 22 (66.67%) Java
2 22 (66.67%) UNIX
2 22 (66.67%) Scrum
3 19 (57.58%) SQL
4 14 (42.42%) Selenium
5 13 (39.39%) BDD
5 13 (39.39%) E-Commerce
6 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (33.33%) Automated Testing
8 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
8 9 (27.27%) Java EE
8 9 (27.27%) Mentoring
8 9 (27.27%) Test Strategy
8 9 (27.27%) Agile Testing
8 9 (27.27%) Jenkins
8 9 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (27.27%) WebDriver
8 9 (27.27%) Cucumber
8 9 (27.27%) TDD
8 9 (27.27%) J2EE
9 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
9 7 (21.21%) HTML
9 7 (21.21%) Performance Testing
9 7 (21.21%) Scala
9 7 (21.21%) Automation Testing
9 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
10 6 (18.18%) Degree
10 6 (18.18%) ISEB
11 4 (12.12%) Computer Science

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (3.03%) LabWindows
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (42.42%) Selenium
2 9 (27.27%) WebDriver
2 9 (27.27%) Cucumber
2 9 (27.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) J2EE
1 9 (27.27%) Java EE
2 7 (21.21%) HTML
3 3 (9.09%) .NET
4 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Android
3 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) Scrum
2 13 (39.39%) E-Commerce
2 13 (39.39%) BDD
3 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 9 (27.27%) TDD
5 9 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 9 (27.27%) Agile Testing
5 9 (27.27%) Mentoring
6 7 (21.21%) Automation Testing
6 7 (21.21%) Performance Testing
6 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
7 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
8 2 (6.06%) Manual Testing
8 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
9 1 (3.03%) Web Testing
9 1 (3.03%) Test Automation
9 1 (3.03%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (66.67%) Java
2 19 (57.58%) SQL
3 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
3 7 (21.21%) Scala
4 3 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.03%) VB
5 1 (3.03%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) ISEB
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.03%) MCAD
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (81.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £37000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 35-40k
Posted: 3 days ago
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Depending on experience
Posted: 12 days ago