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 3 months to 26 April 2017 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.

Test Automation
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 - 46
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.51% - 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% - 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £355
% change year-on-year -3.33% +5.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 322 332 386
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 81.31% 87.60% 82.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 248 255
Median daily rate £424 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.93% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 11
Median hourly rate £187.50 £22.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +724.17% +19.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year +2.77% +17.07%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton - 2 £375 - 2
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, 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 6 (75.00%) Selenium
1 6 (75.00%) SoapUI
2 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
2 5 (62.50%) Jenkins
3 4 (50.00%) REST
3 4 (50.00%) NUnit
3 4 (50.00%) Load Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Groovy
3 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (50.00%) JMeter
4 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
5 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Retail
5 2 (25.00%) SOAP
5 2 (25.00%) ISEB
5 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
6 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 1 (12.50%) LoadUI
6 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
6 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
6 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
1 6 (75.00%) SoapUI
2 5 (62.50%) Jenkins
3 4 (50.00%) JMeter
3 4 (50.00%) NUnit
4 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
5 1 (12.50%) LoadUI
5 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
1 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Automation Test Lead
1 4 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Implementation Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Strategy Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (25.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
2 4 (50.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) HP