The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 Northamptonshire region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 79 66 67
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 2 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.23% 0.30% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.41% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 1
Average salary £29,750 £31,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.03% -13.88%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
700 485 503
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 81.11% 73.71% 77.62%
Number of salaries quoted 645 427 455
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Automation
East Midlands

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -17 2 £29,750 -7.03%
Test Automation
East Midlands

Test Automation
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 4 (80.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) J2EE
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) OOP
4 1 (20.00%) OOD
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Extreme Programming
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) ATDD
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) MSTest
4 1 (20.00%) BDD

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
2 1 (20.00%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) OOP
2 1 (20.00%) OOD
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Extreme Programming
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) ATDD
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Kanban
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft