Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 19 September 2018 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 50 42
Rank change year-on-year +38 -8 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 77 13 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 9.19% 1.89% 3.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.85% 2.24% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 9 19
Northamptonshire median daily rate £365 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.86% +5.26% -20.00%
10th Percentile £325 £299 £306
90th Percentile £449 £428 £477
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands 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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 710 581 694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 84.73% 84.57% 88.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 381 535
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £308 £220 £306
90th Percentile £533 £550 £581
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 6
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £13.62 £12.09 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.70% -29.94% -6.86%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.15 £9.88
90th Percentile £20.25 £35.13 £38.75
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.20 £14.25
% change year-on-year +9.15% -0.35% -18.57%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Northamptonshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Northamptonshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Northamptonshire

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Northamptonshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Northamptonshire

Test Automation
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 within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 19 September 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 +31 69 £365 -1.14% 5
Corby - 1 - - 1
Kettering - 1 £410 -
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 48 (62.34%) Java
2 47 (61.04%) Git (software)
3 46 (59.74%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (41.56%) JavaScript
5 31 (40.26%) HTML
5 31 (40.26%) TDD
5 31 (40.26%) Jenkins
6 29 (37.66%) HTML5
7 28 (36.36%) CSS
7 28 (36.36%) AngularJS
8 27 (35.06%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (32.47%) Unit Testing
9 25 (32.47%) CSS3
10 24 (31.17%) Ajax
11 22 (28.57%) JSON
11 22 (28.57%) OO
12 21 (27.27%) Finance
12 21 (27.27%) Node.js
12 21 (27.27%) Cucumber
13 20 (25.97%) SonarQube
13 20 (25.97%) Selenium
14 18 (23.38%) JIRA
15 17 (22.08%) Subversion
15 17 (22.08%) Spring
15 17 (22.08%) BDD
16 16 (20.78%) Gradle
16 16 (20.78%) gulp
16 16 (20.78%) Ionic Framework
16 16 (20.78%) Hibernate
16 16 (20.78%) JUnit

Test Automation
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:

Application Platforms
1 13 (16.88%) Confluence
2 10 (12.99%) JBoss
3 4 (5.19%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.90%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.30%) Apache
6 1 (1.30%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.30%) IIS
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Chatbot
2 1 (1.30%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) BASE24
1 1 (1.30%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.88%) npm
2 6 (7.79%) BrowserStack
3 2 (2.60%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) DSL
1 1 (1.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 47 (61.04%) Git (software)
2 31 (40.26%) Jenkins
3 21 (27.27%) Cucumber
4 20 (25.97%) Selenium
4 20 (25.97%) SonarQube
5 18 (23.38%) JIRA
6 17 (22.08%) Subversion
7 16 (20.78%) Gradle
7 16 (20.78%) gulp
7 16 (20.78%) JUnit
8 15 (19.48%) Grunt
8 15 (19.48%) Maven
9 10 (12.99%) SoapUI
10 8 (10.39%) Bitbucket
10 8 (10.39%) LoadUI
10 8 (10.39%) webpack
11 7 (9.09%) Eclipse
12 6 (7.79%) Jasmine
12 6 (7.79%) Karma Test Runner
12 6 (7.79%) Mocha
General
1 21 (27.27%) Finance
2 14 (18.18%) Banking
3 2 (2.60%) Retail
4 1 (1.30%) Automotive
4 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (68.83%) Developer
2 22 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 15 (19.48%) UI Developer
4 13 (16.88%) Android Developer
5 11 (14.29%) Tester
6 9 (11.69%) Automation Tester
7 6 (7.79%) Agile Tester
8 5 (6.49%) Analyst
8 5 (6.49%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Selenium Tester
9 3 (3.90%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Test Engineer
10 2 (2.60%) Automation Test Analyst
10 2 (2.60%) Full Stack Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Junior
10 2 (2.60%) Junior Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Junior Java Developer
10 2 (2.60%) QA Tester
10 2 (2.60%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (40.26%) HTML
2 29 (37.66%) HTML5
3 28 (36.36%) AngularJS
3 28 (36.36%) CSS
4 25 (32.47%) CSS3
5 24 (31.17%) Ajax
6 22 (28.57%) JSON
7 21 (27.27%) Node.js
8 17 (22.08%) Spring
9 16 (20.78%) Hibernate
9 16 (20.78%) Ionic Framework
10 15 (19.48%) Java EE
10 15 (19.48%) React
11 13 (16.88%) Android SDK
12 12 (15.58%) XML
13 11 (14.29%) jQuery
14 10 (12.99%) Android NDK
14 10 (12.99%) SOAP
14 10 (12.99%) Web Services
15 7 (9.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.60%) IVR
3 2 (2.60%) User Experience
4 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.30%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.88%) Android
2 12 (15.58%) Linux
2 12 (15.58%) Windows
3 8 (10.39%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.60%) Solaris
5 1 (1.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (59.74%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (40.26%) TDD
3 27 (35.06%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (32.47%) Unit Testing
5 22 (28.57%) OO
6 17 (22.08%) BDD
7 15 (19.48%) Scrum
8 13 (16.88%) Android Development
9 12 (15.58%) Front End Development
9 12 (15.58%) OOP
10 10 (12.99%) Cryptography
10 10 (12.99%) SDLC
10 10 (12.99%) Secure Coding
11 9 (11.69%) Kanban
11 9 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (10.39%) DevOps
12 8 (10.39%) Pair Programming
12 8 (10.39%) Performance Optimisation
13 7 (9.09%) Test Strategy
14 6 (7.79%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 48 (62.34%) Java
2 32 (41.56%) JavaScript
3 10 (12.99%) C
3 10 (12.99%) C++
4 8 (10.39%) ES6
5 6 (7.79%) SQL
6 4 (5.19%) Java 8
7 3 (3.90%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.60%) Groovy
8 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.60%) Python
9 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.30%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (5.19%) Degree
2 3 (3.90%) ISEB
3 2 (2.60%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.49%) Terraform
3 1 (1.30%) Ansible
3 1 (1.30%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.30%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.30%) logstash
Vendors
1 14 (18.18%) Perforce
2 9 (11.69%) Oracle
3 6 (7.79%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 2 (2.60%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.30%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.30%) SAP