The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Northamptonshire 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
Software Testing
Rank 34 27 42
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +15
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.83% 0.43% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.63% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £213 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £33.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.19% +34.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
289 158 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 80.06% 67.81% 65.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 93 153
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 7
Average hourly rate £16.08 £13.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.71% -39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.05 £15.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.17 £14.50 £150.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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on Same Period
Last Year
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Software Testing
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (20.00%) SAP SD
3 1 (20.00%) SAP MM
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP SD
1 1 (20.00%) SAP MM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Tester
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Lean Six Sigma
1 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) SAP