The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Northampton region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 29 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 1.00% 0.78% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £105.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+162.50% -5.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
164 88 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 81.59% 68.75% 67.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 48 99
Average daily rate £438 £383 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.37% -6.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Average hourly rate £14.25 £13.50 £150.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -91.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Automation
Northamptonshire

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 28 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (60.00%) Scrum
1 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (40.00%) ISEB
3 4 (40.00%) C#
3 4 (40.00%) C++
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (40.00%) QA
3 4 (40.00%) Selenium
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Retail
4 2 (20.00%) Test Management
4 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (20.00%) Open Source
4 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Ruby
4 2 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) C
4 2 (20.00%) Windows CE
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Scrum
1 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
3 2 (20.00%) Test Management
3 2 (20.00%) BDD
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
1 4 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby
2 2 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft