The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 26 30 19
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 0.93% 3.16% 5.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 3.73% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£231 £210 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.61% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.20% -18.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
156 161 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 72.90% 84.74% 72.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 63 108
Average daily rate £425 £458 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.10% +7.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £16.00 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Northampton region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

Test Automation
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation.

1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Scrum
2 6 (75.00%) Selenium
3 5 (62.50%) Test Management
3 5 (62.50%) Retail
3 5 (62.50%) Open Source
3 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
3 5 (62.50%) BDD
3 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (62.50%) TDD
3 5 (62.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (37.50%) Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) C#
5 2 (25.00%) C++
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) ISEB
6 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (12.50%) Windows CE
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) C
6 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 1 (12.50%) QA
6 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (12.50%) Coaching

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (62.50%) Retail
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Scrum
3 5 (62.50%) TDD
3 5 (62.50%) E-Commerce
3 5 (62.50%) Test Management
3 5 (62.50%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft