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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 48 42 36
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.24% 0.25% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.30% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £240
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £37.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-59.86% +9.62%
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
357 333 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 85.41% 82.63% 78.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 238 181
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £18.52 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.48% +15.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 2 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) 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 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
General
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst