Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 47 48
Rank change year-on-year +31 +1 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 66 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 8.26% 2.02% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.73% 2.42% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 11 15
Northamptonshire median daily rate £380 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.59% +3.85% -35.00%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £278
90th Percentile £470 £419 £460
East Midlands median daily rate £380 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +4.11% +7.35% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £45.00 - £35.00
10th Percentile £42.50 - £32.50
90th Percentile £47.50 - £37.50
East Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - £35.00

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 678 620 659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 84.86% 83.45% 87.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 416 500
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £414 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.32% -2.65% -
10th Percentile £296 £253 £285
90th Percentile £525 £538 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 6
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.17 £13.86 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.41% -12.69% -5.65%
10th Percentile £10.29 £9.85 £11.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £102.10 £35.63
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +5.73% -1.64% -10.29%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +22 55 £390 +15.56% 6
Kettering - 1 £410 -
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 42 (63.64%) Java
2 40 (60.61%) TDD
3 35 (53.03%) Git (software)
4 28 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (40.91%) JSON
6 26 (39.39%) Unit Testing
7 25 (37.88%) JavaScript
8 23 (34.85%) SonarQube
9 21 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (30.30%) Ajax
10 20 (30.30%) OO
10 20 (30.30%) Jenkins
11 19 (28.79%) HTML
11 19 (28.79%) Selenium
12 18 (27.27%) Perforce
12 18 (27.27%) CSS
13 17 (25.76%) jQuery
13 17 (25.76%) HTML5
13 17 (25.76%) Cucumber
14 16 (24.24%) Spring
14 16 (24.24%) JUnit
14 16 (24.24%) Hibernate
14 16 (24.24%) Finance
15 15 (22.73%) JIRA
15 15 (22.73%) CSS3
16 14 (21.21%) Gradle
16 14 (21.21%) gulp
16 14 (21.21%) Subversion
16 14 (21.21%) Banking
16 14 (21.21%) XML

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 9 (13.64%) Confluence
2 6 (9.09%) JBoss
3 3 (4.55%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.03%) Apache
4 2 (3.03%) Apache Solr
4 2 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.03%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.52%) IIS
5 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.67%) npm
2 2 (3.03%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) DSL
1 1 (1.52%) RS-232
1 1 (1.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (53.03%) Git (software)
2 23 (34.85%) SonarQube
3 20 (30.30%) Jenkins
4 19 (28.79%) Selenium
5 17 (25.76%) Cucumber
6 16 (24.24%) JUnit
7 15 (22.73%) JIRA
8 14 (21.21%) Gradle
8 14 (21.21%) gulp
8 14 (21.21%) Subversion
9 12 (18.18%) Grunt
10 10 (15.15%) Maven
11 9 (13.64%) SoapUI
12 7 (10.61%) Eclipse
13 6 (9.09%) JProfiler
14 5 (7.58%) Bitbucket
14 5 (7.58%) LoadUI
15 3 (4.55%) WebDriver
16 2 (3.03%) TestNG
16 2 (3.03%) TestRail
General
1 16 (24.24%) Finance
2 14 (21.21%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Electronics
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (62.12%) Developer
2 19 (28.79%) Java Developer
3 12 (18.18%) Tester
4 11 (16.67%) UI Developer
5 10 (15.15%) Automation Tester
6 8 (12.12%) Android Developer
7 5 (7.58%) Agile Tester
8 4 (6.06%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Test Engineer
10 2 (3.03%) Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) Applications Developer
10 2 (3.03%) Automation Test Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 2 (3.03%) Junior Developer
10 2 (3.03%) QA Tester
10 2 (3.03%) Senior Automation Tester
10 2 (3.03%) Senior Tester
10 2 (3.03%) Test Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) Test Leader
10 2 (3.03%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (40.91%) JSON
2 20 (30.30%) Ajax
3 19 (28.79%) HTML
4 18 (27.27%) CSS
5 17 (25.76%) HTML5
5 17 (25.76%) jQuery
6 16 (24.24%) Hibernate
6 16 (24.24%) Spring
7 15 (22.73%) CSS3
8 14 (21.21%) XML
9 13 (19.70%) Node.js
10 12 (18.18%) AngularJS
10 12 (18.18%) Java EE
10 12 (18.18%) React
11 11 (16.67%) Web Services
12 10 (15.15%) SOAP
13 8 (12.12%) Android SDK
14 7 (10.61%) JPA
15 5 (7.58%) J2EE
15 5 (7.58%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.03%) IVR
3 2 (3.03%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.52%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Optoelectronics
4 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.67%) Linux
1 11 (16.67%) Windows
2 8 (12.12%) Android
2 8 (12.12%) Mac OS
3 2 (3.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (60.61%) TDD
2 28 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (39.39%) Unit Testing
4 21 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (30.30%) OO
6 13 (19.70%) Front End Development
7 11 (16.67%) OOP
7 11 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
8 10 (15.15%) Scrum
9 9 (13.64%) SDLC
10 8 (12.12%) Android Development
10 8 (12.12%) BDD
10 8 (12.12%) Test Strategy
11 6 (9.09%) DevOps
11 6 (9.09%) Kanban
11 6 (9.09%) RAD
12 5 (7.58%) Data Modelling
12 5 (7.58%) Pair Programming
12 5 (7.58%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (63.64%) Java
2 25 (37.88%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.58%) SQL
4 3 (4.55%) C
4 3 (4.55%) C++
4 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.55%) Python
5 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.03%) C#
5 2 (3.03%) Groovy
5 2 (3.03%) Java 8
6 1 (1.52%) ES6
6 1 (1.52%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.52%) VB
6 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) Degree
2 4 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.55%) ISEB
4 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.52%) HND
5 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) Docker
2 1 (1.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.03%) logstash
2 2 (3.03%) Terraform
3 1 (1.52%) Ansible
3 1 (1.52%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.52%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 18 (27.27%) Perforce
2 6 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (3.03%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft