The median contractor rate for a Tester was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northampton during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Northamptonshire / Northampton
Rank 28 - 31
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 6 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 2.32% - 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.43% - 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -1.53% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.57 £44.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.22% +36.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Northampton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 247 218 307
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 95.37% 98.20% 93.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 162 181
Median daily rate £403 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 16
Median hourly rate £11.17 £35.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.08% +159.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £35.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton that featured Tester in the job title.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Northampton

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (55.56%) Performance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Unix
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) IBM
3 3 (33.33%) Tivoli
3 3 (33.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) Banking
4 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
4 2 (22.22%) nmon
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Volume Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Ganglia
4 2 (22.22%) AppDynamics
5 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 1 (11.11%) Order to Cash
5 1 (11.11%) Record to Report
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) System Testing
5 1 (11.11%) V-Model
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Bug Management
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills

Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Performance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Volume Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Bug Management
4 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) Order to Cash
4 1 (11.11%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (11.11%) Record to Report
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Use Case
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Tivoli
1 3 (33.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 2 (22.22%) Ganglia
2 2 (22.22%) nmon
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) IBM
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) AppDynamics
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) SAP