The first table below looks at the demand for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 30 July 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 Northamptonshire 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £328 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.39% +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.75 £33.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+79.69% -16.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
270 189 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 76.49% 72.69% 70.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 106 185
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £316 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -15.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Automated Testing
East Midlands

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Northamptonshire region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Kettering - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Automated Testing
East Midlands

Automated Testing
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) DTS
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (50.00%) Control-M
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) DTS
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Testing Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Control-M