The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 67 75
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 3 9 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.51% 1.24% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 1.34% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 16
Median salary £28,500 £33,500 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.92% +48.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,700 £75,000 £41,250
UK excluding London median salary £35,765 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +2.18% -2.77%  

Software 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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 545 673 827
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 91.75% 92.70% 88.35%
Number of salaries quoted 456 490 721
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Northamptonshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Northamptonshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Northamptonshire

Software 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 Software Testing within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +5 2 £26,000 -8.77%
Software Testing
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
1 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
2 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) Document Management
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
3 3 (37.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (25.00%) Physics
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) C
4 2 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
5 1 (12.50%) DSDM

Software 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) G Suite
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) JMeter
1 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 3 (37.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) IT Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) IT Support
3 3 (37.50%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Graduate
4 2 (25.00%) Graduate Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Graduate Software Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
5 1 (12.50%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
5 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Document Management
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (25.00%) Physics
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) DSDM
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) Kanban
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C
2 2 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Google
3 1 (12.50%) HP