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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank - 34 19
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton - 2.07% 4.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.59% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 6
Average daily rate - £383 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +62.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+36.98% -2.66%
Test Automation
Northamptonshire

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
149 232 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 79.26% 80.00% 79.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 148 79
Average daily rate £400 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £16.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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