Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automated Testing
Northamptonshire > Northampton
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 32 39
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 23 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 4.84% 3.71% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.72% 4.24% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 8
Northampton median daily rate £400 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.11% +95.65%
10th Percentile £274 £313 £329
90th Percentile £465 £494 £546
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £400 £450
% change year-on-year - -11.11% +95.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northampton median hourly rate - - -
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 402 519 395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 84.63% 87.52% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 391 289
Northampton median daily rate £375 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -2.94% -
10th Percentile £200 £275 £250
90th Percentile £538 £575 £575
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £420 £425
% change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 7
Northampton median hourly rate £11.79 £11.63 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.44% -37.23% +23.47%
10th Percentile £9.98 £10.50 £13.15
90th Percentile £14.35 £28.41 £20.61
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.79 £11.75 £18.52
% change year-on-year +0.36% -36.56% +23.47%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northampton.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Northampton

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in Northampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Northampton

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Northampton over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Northampton

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northampton region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 19 (82.61%) TDD
2 14 (60.87%) Java
2 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (56.52%) Perforce
3 13 (56.52%) JUnit
3 13 (56.52%) Unit Testing
4 12 (52.17%) Git (software)
4 12 (52.17%) BDD
5 11 (47.83%) Finance
6 10 (43.48%) HTML
7 9 (39.13%) OO
8 8 (34.78%) CSS
8 8 (34.78%) Scrum
8 8 (34.78%) JSON
8 8 (34.78%) SonarQube
9 7 (30.43%) Relational Database
9 7 (30.43%) Banking
9 7 (30.43%) Spring
9 7 (30.43%) Ajax
9 7 (30.43%) JPA
9 7 (30.43%) Hibernate
9 7 (30.43%) RDBMS
9 7 (30.43%) Data Modelling
9 7 (30.43%) Oracle
9 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
9 7 (30.43%) SQL
10 6 (26.09%) SOAP
10 6 (26.09%) Web Services
10 6 (26.09%) Java EE
10 6 (26.09%) Grunt

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northampton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) RDBMS
1 7 (30.43%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) JUnit
2 12 (52.17%) Git (software)
3 8 (34.78%) SonarQube
4 6 (26.09%) Grunt
4 6 (26.09%) gulp
4 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
5 5 (21.74%) JIRA
6 3 (13.04%) Cucumber
6 3 (13.04%) Eclipse
6 3 (13.04%) Gradle
6 3 (13.04%) JProfiler
6 3 (13.04%) Selenium
7 2 (8.70%) FitNesse
7 2 (8.70%) IntelliJ
7 2 (8.70%) JMeter
7 2 (8.70%) Maven
7 2 (8.70%) Ranorex
7 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
7 2 (8.70%) TestNG
7 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (47.83%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) UI Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Java Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Scrum Master
5 3 (13.04%) Test Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.35%) ERP Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Programme Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Programme Test Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.35%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) HTML
2 8 (34.78%) CSS
2 8 (34.78%) JSON
3 7 (30.43%) Ajax
3 7 (30.43%) Hibernate
3 7 (30.43%) JPA
3 7 (30.43%) Spring
4 6 (26.09%) CSS3
4 6 (26.09%) HTML5
4 6 (26.09%) Java EE
4 6 (26.09%) Node.js
4 6 (26.09%) REST
4 6 (26.09%) SOAP
4 6 (26.09%) Spring Boot
4 6 (26.09%) Web Services
5 5 (21.74%) React
5 5 (21.74%) Redux
5 5 (21.74%) Sass
5 5 (21.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (8.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) TDD
2 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (56.52%) Unit Testing
4 12 (52.17%) BDD
5 9 (39.13%) OO
6 8 (34.78%) Scrum
7 7 (30.43%) Data Modelling
8 6 (26.09%) Performance Optimisation
8 6 (26.09%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (17.39%) Kanban
9 4 (17.39%) OOP
9 4 (17.39%) Planning Poker
9 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
10 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
10 3 (13.04%) RAD
10 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
11 2 (8.70%) Domain-Driven Design
11 2 (8.70%) ERP
11 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) Java
2 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
2 7 (30.43%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) ES6
4 2 (8.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Docker
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Perforce
2 7 (30.43%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) Capita