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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 52 35 43
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.57% 1.52% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.84% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £375 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -10.07%
Software Testing
East Midlands

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
461 272 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 86.98% 82.67% 75.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 194 184
Median daily rate £420 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 13
Median hourly rate £14.00 £9.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.58% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £15.10 £19.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX

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 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java