The median annual salary for a Tester was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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

Tester
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 61 78
Rank change year-on-year -2 +17  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 15 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.20% 2.06% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 2.13% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 13
Median salary £52,500 £35,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +47.88% -1.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £33,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £36,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Northamptonshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 560 703 914
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 96.05% 96.70% 98.17%
Number of salaries quoted 472 519 789
Median salary £38,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Northamptonshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Salary trend for Tester in Northamptonshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Northamptonshire

Tester
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 24 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 +4 3 £28,000 -16.41%
Tester
East Midlands

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Northamptonshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
3 4 (44.44%) SDET
3 4 (44.44%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
3 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
3 4 (44.44%) BDD
3 4 (44.44%) SpecFlow
4 2 (22.22%) QA
5 1 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Selenium
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 1 (11.11%) User Experience
5 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
5 1 (11.11%) Smartcard
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Back Office
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum

Tester Skill Set
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 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
1 4 (44.44%) SpecFlow
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 1 (11.11%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 1 (11.11%) Smartcard
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
3 4 (44.44%) BDD
3 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
3 4 (44.44%) SDET
3 4 (44.44%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA