The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 Northampton region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 69 50 54
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +4
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 3 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.46% 1.18% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 1.66% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 3
Average salary £50,000 £31,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.29% -31.11%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
535 241 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 81.80% 70.88% 79.73%
Number of salaries quoted 498 228 326
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,500 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Automated Testing
Northamptonshire

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 31 July 2014.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Northampton

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) Control-M
2 5 (55.56%) Project Management
2 5 (55.56%) Mainframe
2 5 (55.56%) Black-Box Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Relational Database
3 4 (44.44%) QA
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (22.22%) Jasmine
5 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Sahi
5 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) Python
5 2 (22.22%) DTS
5 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) F#
5 2 (22.22%) WATIR
5 2 (22.22%) Selenium
5 2 (22.22%) Ruby
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
6 1 (11.11%) Test Automation

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) Relational Database
3 2 (22.22%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium IDE
1 2 (22.22%) Jasmine
1 2 (22.22%) Sahi
1 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
1 2 (22.22%) WATIR
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) QA Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Project Management
1 5 (55.56%) Black-Box Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
3 2 (22.22%) BDD
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) MSF
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) F#
3 2 (22.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft