Period
to 22 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

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
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 57 60
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 12 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.72% 1.27% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 1.37% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 6
Northamptonshire median daily rate £375 £365 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +10.19% -
10th Percentile £350 £337 £294
90th Percentile £400 £393 £438
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year +7.14% -4.11% +17.74%
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 668 659 849
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.57% 93.21% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 370 548
Northamptonshire median daily rate £391 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.25% - -
10th Percentile £275 £250 £213
90th Percentile £550 £535 £550
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 34
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £14.11 £11.04 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.80% -7.98% -
10th Percentile £11.04 £10.29 £10.50
90th Percentile £15.46 £17.66 £18.68
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £15.33 £14.20
% change year-on-year -11.94% +7.96% +0.71%

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 22 April 2019. 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 7 £375 +2.74%
Tester
East Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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 (75.00%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (50.00%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) JMeter
4 5 (41.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 4 (33.33%) Regular Expression
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (33.33%) XPath
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (33.33%) Control-M
5 4 (33.33%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 3 (25.00%) XML
6 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (25.00%) JSON
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) TDD
6 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (25.00%) Groovy
6 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (25.00%) People Management
6 3 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Front End Development
7 2 (16.67%) Terraform
7 2 (16.67%) DevOps
7 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (16.67%) LoadUI

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 2 (16.67%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) JMeter
2 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (16.67%) Bitbucket
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) JUnit
3 2 (16.67%) LoadUI
3 2 (16.67%) Maven
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 2 (16.67%) Subversion
4 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (8.33%) Mercurial
4 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Regular Expression
2 3 (25.00%) JSON
2 3 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (16.67%) Ajax
3 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 2 (16.67%) Java EE
4 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (25.00%) People Management
2 3 (25.00%) Scrum
2 3 (25.00%) TDD
2 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) Front End Development
3 2 (16.67%) Kanban
3 2 (16.67%) Pair Programming
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (8.33%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 1 (8.33%) Line Management
4 1 (8.33%) SDET
4 1 (8.33%) SOLID
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (33.33%) XPath
3 3 (25.00%) Groovy
3 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) C#
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Control-M
2 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (16.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle