The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Northampton region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank - 21 28
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton - 1.56% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.68% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate - £345 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +40.20%
Job Titles Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
196 119 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 95.15% 92.97% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 60 130
Average daily rate £423 £345 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.46% +1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 8
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £8.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £15.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Tester
Northamptonshire

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 18 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HP

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) HP