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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 71 79 67
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 12 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.33% 0.34% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 0.40% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 11 3 1
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +32.81%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
782 743 547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 86.50% 84.14% 77.15%
Number of salaries quoted 688 683 476
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £27,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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 +5 11 £45,000 +16.12%
Towcester - 1 - -
Test Automation
East Midlands

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Banking
2 11 (73.33%) Finance
3 10 (66.67%) Workflow
3 10 (66.67%) SOAP
4 9 (60.00%) Web Services
4 9 (60.00%) XML
4 9 (60.00%) UNIX
4 9 (60.00%) VB
4 9 (60.00%) Linux
4 9 (60.00%) COBOL
4 9 (60.00%) Java
4 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (60.00%) Perl
4 9 (60.00%) Oracle
4 9 (60.00%) DB2
4 9 (60.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (60.00%) JBoss
4 9 (60.00%) Python
4 9 (60.00%) FTP
4 9 (60.00%) DNS
4 9 (60.00%) SSL
4 9 (60.00%) IBM
4 9 (60.00%) CICS
4 9 (60.00%) Informatica
4 9 (60.00%) HP UFT
4 9 (60.00%) LoadRunner
4 9 (60.00%) REXX
4 9 (60.00%) Internet
4 9 (60.00%) RACF

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (60.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 9 (60.00%) JBoss
1 9 (60.00%) CICS
1 9 (60.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 9 (60.00%) WebSphere
1 9 (60.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (60.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) FTP
1 9 (60.00%) DNS
1 9 (60.00%) SSL
1 9 (60.00%) Internet
2 4 (26.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) DB2
1 9 (60.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 9 (60.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) HP UFT
1 9 (60.00%) LoadRunner
1 9 (60.00%) JIRA
1 9 (60.00%) Hudson
1 9 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (13.33%) Calabash
4 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
1 11 (73.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Environment Manager
3 4 (26.67%) Environment Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Payments Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) SOAP
2 9 (60.00%) Web Services
2 9 (60.00%) XML
2 9 (60.00%) Middleware
2 9 (60.00%) Java EE
3 1 (6.67%) REST
3 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) UNIX
1 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Android
2 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Workflow
3 9 (60.00%) Configuration Management
3 9 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (60.00%) Workflow Management
3 9 (60.00%) Automated Testing
3 9 (60.00%) DevOps
4 5 (33.33%) Content Management
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) BDD
6 2 (13.33%) User Stories
6 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Software Delivery
6 2 (13.33%) SDLC
7 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
7 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Web Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Test Management
7 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.67%) Bug Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) COBOL
1 9 (60.00%) Java
1 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (60.00%) Perl
1 9 (60.00%) VB
1 9 (60.00%) Python
1 9 (60.00%) REXX
1 9 (60.00%) JCL
1 9 (60.00%) Ruby
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (60.00%) CA Endevor
1 9 (60.00%) Puppet
1 9 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Oracle
1 9 (60.00%) IBM
1 9 (60.00%) Informatica
1 9 (60.00%) F5
1 9 (60.00%) New Relic
2 1 (6.67%) Google
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft