The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 87 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 5 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.51% 0.49% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.67% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 0
Average salary £23,000 £30,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.96% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Automated Testing
East Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
818 450 548
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 82.63% 73.17% 79.88%
Number of salaries quoted 762 416 505
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £31,450 £29,950
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

Automated Testing
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Kettering -2 2 £23,000 +2.22%
Northampton -31 2 £33,750 -11.18%
Automated Testing
East Midlands

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 7 (63.64%) ISEB
2 6 (54.55%) ISTQB
2 6 (54.55%) QA
3 5 (45.45%) Degree
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
4 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database
4 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Selenium
5 3 (27.27%) C#
5 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
6 2 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (18.18%) Python
6 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 2 (18.18%) Ruby
6 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 2 (18.18%) ITSM
6 2 (18.18%) TDD
6 2 (18.18%) Use Case
6 2 (18.18%) WATIR
6 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
6 2 (18.18%) F#
6 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 2 (18.18%) Sahi
6 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
6 2 (18.18%) BDD

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 2 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (18.18%) WATIR
2 2 (18.18%) Sahi
2 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
2 2 (18.18%) Jasmine
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium IDE
General
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Tester
1 5 (45.45%) Software Tester
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) QA Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
1 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
1 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) TDD
2 2 (18.18%) BDD
2 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
2 2 (18.18%) Use Case
2 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
2 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
2 2 (18.18%) ITSM
2 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Coaching
3 1 (9.09%) Usability Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Management
3 1 (9.09%) MSF
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) Python
3 2 (18.18%) Ruby
3 2 (18.18%) F#
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) ISEB
2 6 (54.55%) ISTQB
3 5 (45.45%) Degree
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft