The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Northampton region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Northamptonshire / Northampton
Rank 32 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 1.45% - 2.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% - 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Median daily rate £425 - £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £280
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £106.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-80.11% +226.92%

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
264 195 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 95.65% 95.59% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 152 172
Median daily rate £401 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.31% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 18
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £16.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 - £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 - £17.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Northampton region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northampton region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Unix
2 3 (33.33%) IBM
2 3 (33.33%) Tivoli
2 3 (33.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (22.22%) XML
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
3 2 (22.22%) nmon
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) Ganglia
3 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
3 2 (22.22%) AppDynamics
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) Volume Testing
4 1 (11.11%) XML Messaging
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) ETL

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton 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 1 (11.11%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (11.11%) HTTPS
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Cyber Attack
1 1 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Volume Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Attack Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Order to Cash
4 1 (11.11%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (11.11%) Record to Report
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Tivoli
1 3 (33.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 2 (22.22%) Ganglia
2 2 (22.22%) nmon
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) IBM
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) AppDynamics
3 1 (11.11%) F5
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) SAP