Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £339 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northampton during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Tester
Northamptonshire > Northampton
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 49 50
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 0.42% 0.84% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.88% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Northampton median daily rate £339 £338 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.37% +92.86% -34.88%
10th Percentile £324 £316 £163
90th Percentile £348 £449 £188
Northamptonshire median daily rate £328 £338 £175
% change year-on-year -2.96% +92.86% -34.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northampton median hourly rate - - -
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Northampton
Contract vacancies in Northampton with a recognized job title 447 566 497
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.11% 95.45% 97.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 426 345
Northampton median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +2.10%
10th Percentile £200 £266 £247
90th Percentile £538 £575 £570
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £413 £425
% change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 27
Northampton median hourly rate £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.55% -22.81%
10th Percentile £10.29 £8.90 £10.00
90th Percentile £13.00 £19.23 £18.52
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.17 £11.63 £12.00
% change year-on-year -3.91% -3.13% -14.29%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northampton.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Northampton

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Tester in Northampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Northampton

Tester Skill Set
Top 8 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northampton region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Pega
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northampton 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:

General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Pega