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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 40 - 51
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.53% - 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% - 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 298 316 396
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 79.47% 86.34% 81.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 242 255
Median daily rate £415 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 11
Median hourly rate £18.50 £13.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.30% -31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £11.00 £9.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton - 1 - - 1
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 2 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (16.67%) Bug Management
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) DB2
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows

Software Testing
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Publishing
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Payments Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Bug Management
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Teradata