The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 48 34 41
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.80% 0.99% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.18% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £348
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -17.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
419 255 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 84.31% 84.44% 76.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 175 204
Median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 11
Median hourly rate £14.50 £10.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% -40.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £11.50 £18.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -12 1 £375 -
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) DB2
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Teradata
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing

Software Testing
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Teradata