Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Engineer was £344 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Automation Test Engineer
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 70 -
Rank change year-on-year +14 - -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.96% 0.21% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Northamptonshire median daily rate £344 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.61% - -
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £450 -
% change year-on-year -22.22% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies in Northamptonshire with a recognized job title 588 917 675
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.08% 96.73% 96.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 643 446
Northamptonshire median daily rate £388 £413 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.06% +0.30% -0.30%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £250
90th Percentile £538 £575 £550
East Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 28
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.09 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.63% -4.00% -13.79%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £13.38 £20.63 £18.52
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.97 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +10.85% - -3.57%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings that featured Test Automation Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in Northamptonshire

Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation Engineer in Northamptonshire

Test Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton - 1 £288 -
Test Automation Engineer
East Midlands

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, Test Automation Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northamptonshire region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 6 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) SDET
4 3 (50.00%) SDLC
4 3 (50.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (50.00%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (33.33%) Electronics
5 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (33.33%) BDD
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
6 1 (16.67%) VersionOne
6 1 (16.67%) TestRail
6 1 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
6 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 1 (16.67%) JIRA
6 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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:

Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) TestRail
2 1 (16.67%) VersionOne
General
1 2 (33.33%) Electronics
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) SDET
4 3 (50.00%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (50.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (50.00%) SDLC
4 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (33.33%) BDD
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
6 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java