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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Northamptonshire / Northampton
Rank 32 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 1.42% - 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% - 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £357
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
226 160 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 80.43% 83.77% 80.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 126 152
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £537 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £16.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 - £14.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 - £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northampton region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northampton region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 4 (66.67%) JMeter
1 4 (66.67%) NUnit
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) Load Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (66.67%) SoapUI
1 4 (66.67%) REST
1 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
1 4 (66.67%) Groovy
1 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
2 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Cadence
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (66.67%) JMeter
1 4 (66.67%) NUnit
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Automation Test Lead
1 4 (66.67%) Test Leader
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Test Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Coach
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Banking Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Load Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Groovy
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cadence