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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 37 41 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.78% 0.56% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
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£175 £240 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +186.95%
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
284 276 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 73.39% 77.97% 73.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 188 114
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £230 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £18.52 £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.46% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton - 1 £175 - 1
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) SAP SD
2 1 (25.00%) SAP FI
2 1 (25.00%) SAP MM
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Magento
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) hybris
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) API Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) ATG

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP SD
1 1 (25.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (25.00%) SAP MM
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Retail
1 1 (25.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) API Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Logistics
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) SAP
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) ATG
1 1 (25.00%) hybris