The median contractor rate for a Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 36 - 40
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 7 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.85% - 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% - 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Median daily rate £375 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 - £367
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -2.30% +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 Northamptonshire. 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
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 364 365 459
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 96.30% 98.65% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 274 278
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 14 3 23
Median hourly rate £12.00 £35.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.71% +169.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £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 Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Northamptonshire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Northamptonshire

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Northamptonshire

Tester
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 Tester within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 23 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 - 6 £425 - 2
Tester
East Midlands

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Northamptonshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (30.00%) Unix
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) IBM
3 3 (30.00%) Tivoli
3 3 (30.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) QA
4 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (20.00%) nmon
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Volume Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Ganglia
4 2 (20.00%) AppDynamics
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (10.00%) Order to Cash
5 1 (10.00%) Record to Report
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing

Tester Skill Set
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:

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Volume Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Order to Cash
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Record to Report
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Use Case
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Tivoli
1 3 (30.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 2 (20.00%) Ganglia
2 2 (20.00%) nmon
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) IBM
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) AppDynamics
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) SAP