The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 16 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 Job Titles advertised 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 38 24 37
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 5 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.39% 0.88% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 0.93% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Average daily rate £175 £345 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.27% +39.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £345 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £345 £274
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.41% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +62.63%
Job Titles Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
328 216 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 91.11% 94.74% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 128 217
Average daily rate £400 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 16
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.60 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £15.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Tester
East Midlands

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the Northamptonshire region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the Northamptonshire region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Tester
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 Tester within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 16 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.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -10 1 £300 -13.04%
Kettering - - - -
Tester
East Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Cognos
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) IVR
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile App

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) IVR
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Cognos