Period
to 22 July 2017

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 22 July 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.

Automated Testing
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 47 33
Rank change year-on-year +1 -14 +16
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 15 18 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.02% 2.41% 3.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 2.75% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 19
Northamptonshire median daily rate £338 £325 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% -35.00% +66.67%
East Midlands median daily rate £365 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +7.35% -2.86% +15.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - £35.00 -
East Midlands median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 619 654 654
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 83.42% 87.43% 78.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 500 438
Northamptonshire median daily rate £414 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.65% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £253 £285 £259
90th Percentile £538 £575 £560
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 17
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £13.86 £15.88 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.69% -5.65% +16.03%
10th Percentile £9.85 £11.13 £9.62
90th Percentile £102.10 £35.63 £23.30
East Midlands median hourly rate £16.55 £14.75 £17.40
% change year-on-year +12.20% -15.23% -17.14%

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 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 22 July 2017. 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 -2 12 £338 +3.85% 2
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 10 (66.67%) SQL
1 10 (66.67%) SOAP
1 10 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 9 (60.00%) TDD
2 9 (60.00%) Spring
2 9 (60.00%) JPA
2 9 (60.00%) Data Modelling
2 9 (60.00%) Hibernate
2 9 (60.00%) JUnit
2 9 (60.00%) OO
2 9 (60.00%) Java
2 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (53.33%) Gradle
3 8 (53.33%) J2EE
3 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
3 8 (53.33%) RAD
3 8 (53.33%) XML
3 8 (53.33%) Eclipse
3 8 (53.33%) IntelliJ
3 8 (53.33%) Git (software)
3 8 (53.33%) JProfiler
4 7 (46.67%) MongoDB
4 7 (46.67%) jQuery
4 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (46.67%) Ajax
4 7 (46.67%) JSON
4 7 (46.67%) JIRA
4 7 (46.67%) RDBMS
4 7 (46.67%) Perforce

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (46.67%) MongoDB
2 7 (46.67%) RDBMS
2 7 (46.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 9 (60.00%) JUnit
2 8 (53.33%) Eclipse
2 8 (53.33%) Git (software)
2 8 (53.33%) Gradle
2 8 (53.33%) IntelliJ
2 8 (53.33%) JProfiler
3 7 (46.67%) JIRA
4 2 (13.33%) Selenium
4 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
4 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
5 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
5 1 (6.67%) LoadUI
5 1 (6.67%) Maven
5 1 (6.67%) SonarQube
5 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (40.00%) Banking
2 5 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
2 9 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) SOAP
2 9 (60.00%) Hibernate
2 9 (60.00%) JPA
2 9 (60.00%) Spring
3 8 (53.33%) J2EE
3 8 (53.33%) XML
4 7 (46.67%) Ajax
4 7 (46.67%) jQuery
4 7 (46.67%) JSON
4 7 (46.67%) XSLT
5 5 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (26.67%) AngularJS
7 3 (20.00%) CSS
7 3 (20.00%) CSS3
7 3 (20.00%) HTML
7 3 (20.00%) HTML5
8 2 (13.33%) Java EE
8 2 (13.33%) Spring Boot
9 1 (6.67%) React
9 1 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Android
1 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 9 (60.00%) Data Modelling
2 9 (60.00%) OO
2 9 (60.00%) TDD
3 8 (53.33%) RAD
4 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
8 1 (6.67%) DevOps
8 1 (6.67%) ERP
8 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Pair Programming
8 1 (6.67%) Project Governance
8 1 (6.67%) Project Management
8 1 (6.67%) SDLC
8 1 (6.67%) Test Management
8 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
8 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 9 (60.00%) Java
2 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle
1 7 (46.67%) Perforce
Northamptonshire
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