Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Software Testing
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 73 57
Rank change year-on-year +13 -16 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 6 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.86% 0.33% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.37% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Northamptonshire median daily rate £375 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +50.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £328 £363 £180
90th Percentile £388 £388 £330
East Midlands median daily rate £388 £310 £318
% change year-on-year +25.00% -2.36% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 - -

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 586 803 622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 84.32% 87.09% 80.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 588 436
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £220 £281 £263
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 12
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.79 £11.75 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.36% -36.56% +23.47%
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +10.71% -13.58% +1.25%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Northamptonshire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Testing in Northamptonshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Northamptonshire

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton - 3 £375 -
Corby - 1 £325 -
Software Testing
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (50.00%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Banking
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (16.67%) ETL
5 1 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (16.67%) User Stories
5 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Defect Management

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 3 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Test Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Management
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Traceability Matrix
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle