The first table below looks at the demand for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 16 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 39 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.11% 0.44% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 0.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £400 - -
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
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
289 156 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 80.28% 68.42% 66.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 97 153
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 6
Average hourly rate £16.17 £14.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.46% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.25 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.42 £14.50 £150.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Test Automation
East Midlands

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 10 (71.43%) Scrum
2 8 (57.14%) Selenium
3 6 (42.86%) Test Management
3 6 (42.86%) Open Source
3 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 6 (42.86%) BDD
3 6 (42.86%) TDD
3 6 (42.86%) Retail
3 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Ruby
3 6 (42.86%) Ruby on Rails
3 6 (42.86%) E-Commerce
3 6 (42.86%) QA
4 5 (35.71%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (28.57%) ISEB
5 4 (28.57%) C#
5 4 (28.57%) C++
5 4 (28.57%) Windows
5 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
7 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
7 2 (14.29%) ATDD
7 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
7 2 (14.29%) Android

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 5 (35.71%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
4 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (14.29%) FitNesse
General
1 6 (42.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
1 9 (64.29%) Test Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Automation Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Test Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Open Source
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 2 (14.29%) Android
2 2 (14.29%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Scrum
2 6 (42.86%) Test Management
2 6 (42.86%) BDD
2 6 (42.86%) TDD
2 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 6 (42.86%) E-Commerce
3 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 2 (14.29%) ATDD
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Ruby
2 4 (28.57%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) C++
3 2 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft