Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Engineer was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 56 -
Rank change year-on-year -18 - -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.35% 0.60% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Northamptonshire median daily rate £410 £344 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.27% - -
East Midlands median daily rate £410 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +17.14% +1.45% -
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 805 630 800
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.93% 94.45% 96.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 401 607
Northamptonshire median daily rate £395 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.24% -2.94% -
10th Percentile £298 £200 £300
90th Percentile £525 £550 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 18
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £12.60 £11.17 £11.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.76% - -10.64%
10th Percentile £11.14 £10.29 £8.85
90th Percentile £17.45 £15.11 £26.34
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.20 £13.00
% change year-on-year +9.15% +9.23% -

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 Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend 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 17 October 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 -15 1 £410 +42.61%
Corby - 1 - -
Kettering - 1 £410 -
Test Automation Engineer
East Midlands

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, Test Automation Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northamptonshire region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) TestRail
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce

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 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) TestRail
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB