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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 41 41 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.52% 0.88% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.08% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £213 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.65 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +25.50%
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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
292 279 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 76.24% 82.30% 67.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 163 103
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £23.75 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (66.67%) SAP
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) SAP SD
2 1 (33.33%) SAP FI
2 1 (33.33%) SAP MM
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Logistics
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Retail

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (33.33%) SAP SD
1 1 (33.33%) SAP FI
1 1 (33.33%) SAP MM
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Retail
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) SAP