Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £28,500 in advertised job vacancies in Northampton during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Tester
Northamptonshire > Northampton
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 86 77
Rank change year-on-year +14 -9 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 4 10 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northampton 0.58% 1.00% 2.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.04% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 46
Northampton median annual salary £28,500 £33,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.93% -9.46% +34.19%
10th Percentile £26,350 £23,650 £29,000
90th Percentile £49,050 £37,500 £47,500
Northamptonshire median annual salary £53,750 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year +53.57% -5.41% +39.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Northampton
Permanent vacancies in Northampton with a recognized job title 656 958 1441
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 95.99% 98.43%
Number of salaries quoted 501 602 1280
Northampton median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,450 £55,000
Northamptonshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northampton.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Northampton

Tester
Salary Trend in Northampton

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

Salary trend for Tester in Northampton

Tester
Salary Histogram in Northampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Northampton over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Northampton

Tester Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northampton region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (25.00%) User Experience
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Web Testing

Tester Skill Set
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 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA