The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northampton with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
Northamptonshire / Northampton
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 54 70
Rank change year-on-year +4 +16  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 6 11 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northampton 1.58% 2.02% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 2.15% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 8
Median salary £27,500 £47,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -42.10% +58.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £47,500 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £42,900 £47,500 £31,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Manual Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Northampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Northampton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 352 511 604
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 92.63% 93.76% 91.93%
Number of salaries quoted 283 351 530
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Northampton

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Northampton.

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Northampton

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Northampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Northampton over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Northampton

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northampton region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Web Testing
3 3 (50.00%) QA
3 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) ISEB
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) J2EE
4 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
4 2 (33.33%) IntelliJ
4 2 (33.33%) Web Development
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Testing
5 1 (16.67%) User Experience
5 1 (16.67%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Software Testing

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northampton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 2 (33.33%) IntelliJ
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Software Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Software Test Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Software Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Web Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Testing
4 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) Web Development
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA