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 1 March 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 36 37 43
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.29% 0.30% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 0.35% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £250 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -33.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +29.03%

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
306 289 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 79.07% 86.53% 81.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 222 243
Median daily rate £405 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+2.25% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 11
Median hourly rate £18.50 £13.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.30% -22.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £10.50 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £13.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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
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 Test Automation within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 1 March 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 - 3 - -
Test Automation
East Midlands

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, 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 5 (71.43%) Selenium
1 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
2 4 (57.14%) Groovy
2 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
2 4 (57.14%) REST
2 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
2 4 (57.14%) NUnit
2 4 (57.14%) Load Testing
2 4 (57.14%) JMeter
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
3 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
2 4 (57.14%) JMeter
2 4 (57.14%) NUnit
2 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
3 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
4 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
1 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Automation Test Lead
1 4 (57.14%) Test Leader
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Implementation Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Strategy Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
2 4 (57.14%) Load Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Groovy
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP