The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 36 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 9 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.28% 0.60% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 0.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Median daily rate £414 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.64% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.40% +36.36%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
313 284 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 79.44% 85.54% 80.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 219 235
Median daily rate £403 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 11
Median hourly rate £15.00 £10.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -37.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £9.50 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.95 £13.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -4 6 £403 -5.29% 1
Automated Testing
East Midlands

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 7 (58.33%) Functional Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (50.00%) Banking
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Selenium
3 5 (41.67%) Test Management
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
5 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) COBOL
5 3 (25.00%) DB2
5 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (25.00%) ISEB
5 3 (25.00%) JCL
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) DB2
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (16.67%) Power BI
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 2 (16.67%) JUnit
3 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 2 (16.67%) TestNG
3 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (50.00%) Banking
2 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Retail
3 2 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Integration Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) SSIS Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Payments Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Functional Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Test Management
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (16.67%) API Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 2 (16.67%) BDD
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (16.67%) TDD
7 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) COBOL
1 3 (25.00%) JCL
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
1 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Dell
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle