The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 57 80 68
Rank change year-on-year +23 -12  
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 3 1 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.54% 0.13% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.15% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 12
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -5.26%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -8.12% -  

System 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 488 667 670
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 87.93% 88.81% 88.04%
Number of salaries quoted 416 494 592
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Northamptonshire

System Testing
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Salary trend for System Testing in Northamptonshire

System 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 System Testing within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 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 - 2 £40,000 - 1
System Testing
East Midlands

System Testing
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing System 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 System Testing.

1 7 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) ISTQB
3 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) ISEB
3 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
3 4 (57.14%) Coaching
3 4 (57.14%) Gherkin
4 3 (42.86%) ERP
5 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) Infor M3
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
6 1 (14.29%) SAP
6 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing

System Testing
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Infor M3
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Test Leader
2 3 (42.86%) Team Leader
2 3 (42.86%) Test Team Leader
3 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Coaching
3 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
3 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (42.86%) ERP
5 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISTQB
2 4 (57.14%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) SAP