Period
to 14 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 59 66
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 11 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.38% 0.45% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 0.48% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 3
Northamptonshire median daily rate £350 £328 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.87% -2.96% -
10th Percentile £320 £322 £316
90th Percentile £365 £347 £449
East Midlands median daily rate £413 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +28.91% -1.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - - £17.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies in Northamptonshire with a recognized job title 755 622 888
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 93.67% 96.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 380 636
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £388 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -4.62% -4.41%
10th Percentile £277 £200 £225
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £385 £388
% change year-on-year +3.90% -0.65% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 29
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £13.62 £11.17 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.93% -10.64% -
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.29 £10.25
90th Percentile £18.50 £16.00 £25.25
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +11.11% +3.85%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

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 6 months to 14 December 2018. 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 +2 10 £350 +3.32% 1
Tester
East Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northamptonshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) Jenkins
2 6 (54.55%) Cucumber
2 6 (54.55%) Selenium
3 5 (45.45%) Node.js
4 4 (36.36%) API Testing
4 4 (36.36%) BDD
4 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
5 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (18.18%) Bitbucket
6 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
6 2 (18.18%) DevOps
6 2 (18.18%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (18.18%) BASE24
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (18.18%) TDD
6 2 (18.18%) Pair Programming
6 2 (18.18%) Java
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
7 1 (9.09%) Solaris
7 1 (9.09%) Linux
7 1 (9.09%) JBoss
7 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
7 1 (9.09%) Internet
7 1 (9.09%) Finance
7 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 1 (9.09%) SQL

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Confluence
1 1 (9.09%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Cucumber
1 6 (54.55%) Jenkins
1 6 (54.55%) Selenium
2 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
3 2 (18.18%) Bitbucket
4 1 (9.09%) Appium
4 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (9.09%) Jasmine
4 1 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (9.09%) JUnit
4 1 (9.09%) LoadUI
4 1 (9.09%) Maven
4 1 (9.09%) Protractor
4 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
4 1 (9.09%) Subversion
4 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Node.js
2 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
3 1 (9.09%) Ajax
3 1 (9.09%) Java EE
3 1 (9.09%) REST
3 1 (9.09%) SOAP
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Android
2 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
2 1 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 4 (36.36%) API Testing
2 4 (36.36%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) Pair Programming
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Kanban
5 1 (9.09%) QA Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Apple Swift
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Ansible
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (9.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle