The median contractor rate for a Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 3 months to 27 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
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 - 37
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.28% - 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% - 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £334 £300
% change year-on-year +0.44% +11.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £27.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year -50.76% -26.17%  

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 343 368 335
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 94.49% 95.58% 97.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 260 220
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 17
Median hourly rate £11.17 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.53% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.80 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £32.50 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 27 June 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 - -
Tester
East Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 Northamptonshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Volume Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) Tivoli
3 2 (25.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (25.00%) nmon
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) AppDynamics
3 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Ganglia
3 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Bug Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Quality

Tester Skill Set
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 1 (12.50%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Volume Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Bug Management
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 1 (12.50%) ETL
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Order to Cash
4 1 (12.50%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (12.50%) Record to Report
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Ganglia
1 2 (25.00%) nmon
1 2 (25.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (25.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) AppDynamics
1 2 (25.00%) IBM
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Informatica
2 1 (12.50%) SAP