Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 38 48
Rank change year-on-year +15 +10 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 38 37 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 6.09% 3.92% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.39% 4.55% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 7
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £401 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.31% -10.83% +28.57%
10th Percentile £264 £311 £310
90th Percentile £459 £503 £558
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £356
% change year-on-year -6.25% +12.28% -0.35%
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 514 813 581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 82.37% 86.03% 84.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 570 395
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £420 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +1.82% -2.94%
10th Percentile £231 £225 £250
90th Percentile £538 £575 £563
East Midlands median daily rate £399 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +2.90% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 14
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.09 £13.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.89% -19.40% +6.35%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.50 £9.48
90th Percentile £14.80 £34.15 £18.52
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.20 £14.25 £16.06
% change year-on-year +6.67% -11.24% -1.20%

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 17 January 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 17 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 +7 22 £400 -0.31% 1
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 30 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (73.68%) Java
3 26 (68.42%) TDD
4 20 (52.63%) BDD
5 18 (47.37%) Unit Testing
5 18 (47.37%) JUnit
6 17 (44.74%) Scrum
7 16 (42.11%) Perforce
7 16 (42.11%) Git (software)
8 15 (39.47%) Finance
9 12 (31.58%) Banking
9 12 (31.58%) HTML
9 12 (31.58%) Selenium
9 12 (31.58%) Cucumber
10 11 (28.95%) Jenkins
10 11 (28.95%) Relational Database
10 11 (28.95%) SQL
10 11 (28.95%) OO
10 11 (28.95%) JSON
10 11 (28.95%) SonarQube
11 10 (26.32%) JIRA
11 10 (26.32%) Hibernate
11 10 (26.32%) Spring
11 10 (26.32%) RDBMS
11 10 (26.32%) Oracle
11 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
11 10 (26.32%) CSS
11 10 (26.32%) JPA
12 9 (23.68%) Data Modelling
12 9 (23.68%) Ajax

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) Relational Database
2 10 (26.32%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (47.37%) JUnit
2 16 (42.11%) Git (software)
3 12 (31.58%) Cucumber
3 12 (31.58%) Selenium
4 11 (28.95%) Jenkins
4 11 (28.95%) SonarQube
5 10 (26.32%) JIRA
6 8 (21.05%) Grunt
6 8 (21.05%) gulp
7 6 (15.79%) Gradle
7 6 (15.79%) JProfiler
8 5 (13.16%) Eclipse
8 5 (13.16%) Maven
9 4 (10.53%) IntelliJ
10 2 (5.26%) FitNesse
10 2 (5.26%) JMeter
10 2 (5.26%) NUnit
10 2 (5.26%) Ranorex
10 2 (5.26%) TestNG
10 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (39.47%) Finance
2 12 (31.58%) Banking
3 4 (10.53%) Retail
4 2 (5.26%) Electronics
5 1 (2.63%) Advertising
5 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Developer
2 8 (21.05%) Java Developer
2 8 (21.05%) Test Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Scrum Master
3 6 (15.79%) Test Automation Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) UI Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Java Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Java Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) ERP Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 1 (2.63%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) HTML
2 11 (28.95%) JSON
3 10 (26.32%) CSS
3 10 (26.32%) Hibernate
3 10 (26.32%) JPA
3 10 (26.32%) Spring
4 9 (23.68%) Ajax
5 8 (21.05%) Java EE
5 8 (21.05%) REST
5 8 (21.05%) SOAP
5 8 (21.05%) Spring Boot
5 8 (21.05%) Web Services
6 7 (18.42%) CSS3
6 7 (18.42%) HTML5
6 7 (18.42%) Node.js
7 5 (13.16%) React
7 5 (13.16%) Redux
7 5 (13.16%) Sass
7 5 (13.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (10.53%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (68.42%) TDD
3 20 (52.63%) BDD
4 18 (47.37%) Unit Testing
5 17 (44.74%) Scrum
6 11 (28.95%) OO
7 9 (23.68%) Data Modelling
8 7 (18.42%) Kanban
8 7 (18.42%) Performance Optimisation
8 7 (18.42%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (15.79%) OOP
9 6 (15.79%) Planning Poker
10 5 (13.16%) Defect Management
10 5 (13.16%) RAD
10 5 (13.16%) SDLC
10 5 (13.16%) Waterfall
11 4 (10.53%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (10.53%) Microservices
11 4 (10.53%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 28 (73.68%) Java
2 11 (28.95%) SQL
3 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.16%) ES6
5 3 (7.89%) C#
6 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Docker
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Perforce
2 10 (26.32%) Oracle
3 4 (10.53%) Capita
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft