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 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 41 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 0.29% - 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% - 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +57.89%
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
299 172 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 87.68% 80.75% 69.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 122 108
Median daily rate £400 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 9
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.75 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £15.75 £16.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile Commerce
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) BDD
1 2 (50.00%) Software Delivery
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) Data Encryption
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) NUnit
2 1 (25.00%) Boomi
2 1 (25.00%) Power BI
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (25.00%) Kanban
2 1 (25.00%) Groovy
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) Cadence
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) Power BI
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) JMeter
2 1 (25.00%) NUnit
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Coach
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (25.00%) Banking Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Test Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) BDD
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
1 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile Commerce
1 2 (50.00%) Software Delivery
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Data Encryption
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Kanban
2 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Groovy
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cadence
1 1 (25.00%) Dell
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) SAP