The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 30 28 30
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 0.36% 0.98% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.99% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£175 £303 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.14% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £304 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.34% -6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 £29.13
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -57.08%
Tester
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Northampton region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
264 202 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 95.65% 99.02% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 132 60
Average daily rate £425 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 3
Average hourly rate £16.35 £13.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.87% -14.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the Northampton region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the Northampton region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Google
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) iPhone
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (20.00%) TestDirector
3 1 (20.00%) Control-M
3 1 (20.00%) DTS
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DTS
1 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (40.00%) iPhone
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Control-M
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Google
2 1 (20.00%) HP