The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lead Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Tester
Rank - - 42
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire - - 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £350 £297
% change year-on-year
+19.28% +17.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Lead Tester
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire 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
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
363 441 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 97.06% 96.29% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 281 193
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £259 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 22 23
Average hourly rate £32.50 £13.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.74% +22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.00 £16.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Lead Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Lead Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Lead Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Lead Tester Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire