Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £53,750 in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 103 85
Rank change year-on-year +15 -18 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 5 14 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.46% 0.99% 2.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 1.02% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 49
Northamptonshire median annual salary £53,750 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +53.57% -5.41% +36.85%
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,750 £28,700
90th Percentile £55,000 £37,500 £47,500
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -5.41% +13.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire. 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
Northamptonshire
Permanent vacancies in Northamptonshire with a recognized job title 1033 1367 1865
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.74% 96.20% 98.26%
Number of salaries quoted 807 917 1639
Northamptonshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,500 £22,300
90th Percentile £61,900 £58,750 £55,000
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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 +15 4 £28,500 -14.93%
Tester
East Midlands

Tester Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 20 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 Northamptonshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (20.00%) User Experience
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) SDET
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (20.00%) C#

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 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SDET
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA