The median contractor rate for a Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Northampton during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 - 27
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 0.41% - 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% - 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £303
% change year-on-year +1.51% +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -50.76% -25.67%  

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 228 212 213
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 93.83% 96.80% 96.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 158 148
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 12
Median hourly rate £11.17 £18.75 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.42% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £8.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.66 £18.75 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester in Northampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Northampton

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (28.57%) nmon
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) AppDynamics
3 2 (28.57%) Ganglia
3 2 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Volume Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) Tivoli
3 2 (28.57%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) SAP FI
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Publishing
4 1 (14.29%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (14.29%) Informatica
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Volume Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Data Validation
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Use Case
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Ganglia
1 2 (28.57%) nmon
1 2 (28.57%) Tivoli
1 2 (28.57%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) AppDynamics
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Informatica
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) SAP