The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 75 63 66
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 14 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.41% 0.49% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 0.68% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 7
Average salary £45,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.42% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,200 £31,600 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £39,600 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Test Automation
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
818 444 546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 82.46% 72.91% 79.71%
Number of salaries quoted 762 413 504
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 £31,500 £29,550
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%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Northampton -18 13 £45,000 +15.38%
Test Automation
East Midlands

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation.

1 11 (64.71%) E-Commerce
1 11 (64.71%) Scrum
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (64.71%) BDD
2 10 (58.82%) Cucumber
2 10 (58.82%) Retail
2 10 (58.82%) TDD
3 9 (52.94%) Mobile Commerce
3 9 (52.94%) Android
3 9 (52.94%) Mobile App
3 9 (52.94%) Apple iOS
3 9 (52.94%) Calabash
4 6 (35.29%) Kanban
5 5 (29.41%) QA
5 5 (29.41%) Games
5 5 (29.41%) Retail Banking
5 5 (29.41%) Banking
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
6 4 (23.53%) .NET
6 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
6 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
6 4 (23.53%) User Stories
7 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (17.65%) Compatibility Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Firebug
7 3 (17.65%) Fiddler
7 3 (17.65%) HTML
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) CSS

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Cucumber
2 9 (52.94%) Calabash
3 3 (17.65%) Firebug
3 3 (17.65%) Fiddler
3 3 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (11.76%) FitNesse
5 1 (5.88%) Selenium
5 1 (5.88%) JIRA
5 1 (5.88%) MSTest
5 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (58.82%) Retail
2 5 (29.41%) Games
2 5 (29.41%) Retail Banking
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) ScrumMaster
2 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Project Manager
3 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Business Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) CSS
2 3 (17.65%) XML
2 3 (17.65%) XHTML
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Mobile App
2 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (17.65%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Android
1 9 (52.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) E-Commerce
1 11 (64.71%) Scrum
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (64.71%) BDD
2 10 (58.82%) TDD
3 9 (52.94%) Mobile Commerce
4 6 (35.29%) Kanban
5 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) User Stories
6 3 (17.65%) Compatibility Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Validation
7 2 (11.76%) Extreme Programming
7 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Coaching
8 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
8 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.88%) TMap
8 1 (5.88%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Cognizant