The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 73 52 60
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +8
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 3 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.42% 0.24% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.32% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 2
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £38,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £38,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £36,000
Automated Testing
Northamptonshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
601 309 382
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 84.53% 74.46% 83.04%
Number of salaries quoted 578 284 362
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Northampton region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Northampton

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Northampton

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) QA
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) WATIR
3 2 (33.33%) F#
3 2 (33.33%) Sahi
3 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (33.33%) Jasmine
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) MSF
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) WATIR
2 2 (33.33%) Sahi
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 2 (33.33%) Jasmine
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) QA Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) QA Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Test Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) MSF
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) F#
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft