Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 105 117
Rank change year-on-year +20 +12 -2
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 11 10 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.00% 0.68% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.75% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 29
Northamptonshire median annual salary £38,500 £47,500 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.95% +111.11% -
10th Percentile £26,700 £37,650 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,750 £51,750 £32,500
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% +27.27% -15.38%

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 976 1337 1699
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 89.05% 91.26% 90.57%
Number of salaries quoted 750 882 1507
Northamptonshire median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £22,225 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £56,250
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Northamptonshire

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Northamptonshire

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Northamptonshire

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +18 8 £38,500 -21.03%
Corby - 1 £65,000 -
Manual Testing
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
3 5 (45.45%) QA
4 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (27.27%) Retail
5 3 (27.27%) Selenium
5 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) ISEB
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) Scrum
6 2 (18.18%) .NET
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Test Management
6 2 (18.18%) JIRA
6 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
6 2 (18.18%) BDD
6 2 (18.18%) SDLC
6 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
6 2 (18.18%) Acceptance Criteria
7 1 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
7 1 (9.09%) SDET
7 1 (9.09%) VersionOne
7 1 (9.09%) TestRail
7 1 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
7 1 (9.09%) Coaching

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (27.27%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) TestRail
3 1 (9.09%) VersionOne
General
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Test Leader
2 3 (27.27%) Test Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Software Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Developer in Test
4 1 (9.09%) Java Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Software Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
3 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (18.18%) BDD
5 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) SDLC
5 2 (18.18%) Test Management
6 1 (9.09%) B2B
6 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA