The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank - - 36
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire - - 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
Test Automation
East Midlands

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
325 302 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 86.90% 78.65% 82.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 199 175
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £525 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +60.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £19.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.20 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Automation
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Data Management
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (100.00%) VersionOne

Test Automation
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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) VersionOne
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Data Management
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification