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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank - 38 43
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire - 0.87% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.19% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £175 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.29% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.65
% change year-on-year
- -0.39%
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
320 253 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 85.11% 73.33% 83.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 176 192
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £277 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Median hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +60.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £22.50 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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