Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 34 53
Rank change year-on-year +15 +19 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 60 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 6.99% 4.09% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.33% 4.79% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 16 16
Northamptonshire median daily rate £365 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.86% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £325 £353 £313
90th Percentile £416 £469 £492
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £394
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +7.51%
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 720 585 801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 83.92% 85.40% 87.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 365 592
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94% -
10th Percentile £308 £220 £290
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 15
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £13.62 £11.17 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.93% -4.94% -36.56%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.19 £10.38
90th Percentile £20.25 £13.45 £38.95
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.45 £14.00
% change year-on-year -2.91% +10.36% -13.58%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 +21 51 £365 -8.86% 4
Corby - 1 - -
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 36 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 34 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (53.33%) Java
4 29 (48.33%) Jenkins
5 25 (41.67%) AngularJS
6 23 (38.33%) HTML
6 23 (38.33%) HTML5
7 22 (36.67%) JavaScript
8 21 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (33.33%) CSS3
9 20 (33.33%) CSS
10 19 (31.67%) Node.js
10 19 (31.67%) Cucumber
11 18 (30.00%) Selenium
12 16 (26.67%) Ajax
12 16 (26.67%) Finance
12 16 (26.67%) Ionic Framework
13 15 (25.00%) TDD
13 15 (25.00%) Unit Testing
14 14 (23.33%) JIRA
14 14 (23.33%) BDD
15 13 (21.67%) Android
16 12 (20.00%) Scrum
16 12 (20.00%) Confluence
16 12 (20.00%) Maven
16 12 (20.00%) Gradle
16 12 (20.00%) Android SDK
16 12 (20.00%) Android Development
17 11 (18.33%) Subversion
18 10 (16.67%) Cryptography

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 12 (20.00%) Confluence
2 8 (13.33%) JBoss
3 3 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (5.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.67%) IIS
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) BASE24
1 1 (1.67%) ENOVIA
1 1 (1.67%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.33%) npm
2 6 (10.00%) BrowserStack
3 4 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.33%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.67%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) DSL
1 1 (1.67%) Internet
1 1 (1.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 29 (48.33%) Jenkins
3 19 (31.67%) Cucumber
4 18 (30.00%) Selenium
5 14 (23.33%) JIRA
6 12 (20.00%) Gradle
6 12 (20.00%) Maven
7 11 (18.33%) Subversion
8 10 (16.67%) Grunt
8 10 (16.67%) gulp
9 9 (15.00%) Bitbucket
9 9 (15.00%) JUnit
9 9 (15.00%) SonarQube
10 8 (13.33%) LoadUI
10 8 (13.33%) SoapUI
10 8 (13.33%) webpack
11 7 (11.67%) Jasmine
12 6 (10.00%) Babel
12 6 (10.00%) Karma Test Runner
12 6 (10.00%) Mocha
General
1 16 (26.67%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Advertising
3 1 (1.67%) Automotive
3 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (60.00%) Developer
2 13 (21.67%) Java Developer
3 12 (20.00%) Android Developer
4 10 (16.67%) UI Developer
5 9 (15.00%) Automation Tester
5 9 (15.00%) Tester
6 8 (13.33%) Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) Test Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Agile Tester
9 3 (5.00%) Business Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) Credit Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) Financial Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) Junior
10 2 (3.33%) Junior Developer
10 2 (3.33%) Junior Java Developer
10 2 (3.33%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (41.67%) AngularJS
2 23 (38.33%) HTML
2 23 (38.33%) HTML5
3 20 (33.33%) CSS
3 20 (33.33%) CSS3
4 19 (31.67%) Node.js
5 16 (26.67%) Ajax
5 16 (26.67%) Ionic Framework
6 12 (20.00%) Android SDK
7 10 (16.67%) Android NDK
7 10 (16.67%) React
8 8 (13.33%) Java EE
8 8 (13.33%) JSON
8 8 (13.33%) Spring
9 7 (11.67%) Hibernate
9 7 (11.67%) REST
10 6 (10.00%) Chai
10 6 (10.00%) LESS
10 6 (10.00%) React Native
10 6 (10.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.33%) User Experience
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.67%) Android
2 8 (13.33%) Windows
3 7 (11.67%) Linux
4 3 (5.00%) Mac OS
5 2 (3.33%) Solaris
6 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (25.00%) TDD
3 15 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 14 (23.33%) BDD
5 12 (20.00%) Android Development
5 12 (20.00%) Scrum
6 10 (16.67%) Cryptography
6 10 (16.67%) DevOps
6 10 (16.67%) OO
6 10 (16.67%) Secure Coding
7 9 (15.00%) Pair Programming
8 8 (13.33%) Kanban
9 7 (11.67%) Front End Development
10 6 (10.00%) SDLC
11 5 (8.33%) OOP
11 5 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
12 4 (6.67%) API Testing
12 4 (6.67%) OOD
12 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (53.33%) Java
2 22 (36.67%) JavaScript
3 10 (16.67%) C
3 10 (16.67%) C++
4 8 (13.33%) ES6
5 5 (8.33%) SQL
6 3 (5.00%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.33%) Groovy
7 2 (3.33%) Java 8
8 1 (1.67%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.67%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.67%) ISEB
1 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (8.33%) Terraform
3 2 (3.33%) Ansible
4 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) Oracle
2 6 (10.00%) Cypress Semiconductor
2 6 (10.00%) Perforce
3 3 (5.00%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.67%) Infor
4 1 (1.67%) SAP