Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 23 39
Rank change year-on-year -6 +16 +12
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 45 38 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 5.77% 6.01% 3.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.74% 7.09% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 19
Northamptonshire median daily rate £365 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.86% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £324 £264 £310
90th Percentile £421 £459 £485
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +14.29%
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 668 536 809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 85.64% 84.81% 85.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 330 554
Northamptonshire median daily rate £404 £400 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% -4.19% +1.21%
10th Percentile £310 £231 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 21
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £15.00 £11.13 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.80% -17.57% -19.40%
10th Percentile £11.68 £10.37 £10.50
90th Percentile £17.15 £17.05 £31.75
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.64 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.58% +6.90% -10.49%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 +3 33 £365 -8.86% 5
Corby - 1 - -
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 28 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (53.33%) Git (software)
3 22 (48.89%) Java
4 20 (44.44%) Cucumber
4 20 (44.44%) AngularJS
4 20 (44.44%) Jenkins
5 19 (42.22%) Selenium
6 18 (40.00%) BDD
7 17 (37.78%) HTML5
7 17 (37.78%) HTML
8 16 (35.56%) JavaScript
8 16 (35.56%) Node.js
9 15 (33.33%) CSS3
9 15 (33.33%) CSS
10 13 (28.89%) Ajax
10 13 (28.89%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (28.89%) Ionic Framework
11 12 (26.67%) Finance
12 9 (20.00%) Scrum
12 9 (20.00%) Unit Testing
12 9 (20.00%) Android
13 8 (17.78%) Grunt
13 8 (17.78%) Android SDK
13 8 (17.78%) Android Development
13 8 (17.78%) JIRA
13 8 (17.78%) Confluence
13 8 (17.78%) React
13 8 (17.78%) DevOps
13 8 (17.78%) gulp
14 7 (15.56%) webpack

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 8 (17.78%) Confluence
2 7 (15.56%) JBoss
3 2 (4.44%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.44%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) BASE24
1 1 (2.22%) ENOVIA
1 1 (2.22%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) npm
2 6 (13.33%) BrowserStack
3 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.22%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (53.33%) Git (software)
2 20 (44.44%) Cucumber
2 20 (44.44%) Jenkins
3 19 (42.22%) Selenium
4 8 (17.78%) Grunt
4 8 (17.78%) gulp
4 8 (17.78%) JIRA
5 7 (15.56%) Gradle
5 7 (15.56%) Jasmine
5 7 (15.56%) Maven
5 7 (15.56%) webpack
6 6 (13.33%) Babel
6 6 (13.33%) Bitbucket
6 6 (13.33%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (13.33%) Mocha
7 5 (11.11%) JUnit
7 5 (11.11%) LoadUI
7 5 (11.11%) SoapUI
7 5 (11.11%) Subversion
8 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (26.67%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Banking
3 5 (11.11%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Automotive
4 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (48.89%) Developer
2 11 (24.44%) Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) Android Developer
3 8 (17.78%) Automation Test Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) Test Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) UI Developer
4 7 (15.56%) Automation Tester
4 7 (15.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Tester
5 5 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Credit Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Service Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Agile Tester
8 1 (2.22%) Functional Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) SOA Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (44.44%) AngularJS
2 17 (37.78%) HTML
2 17 (37.78%) HTML5
3 16 (35.56%) Node.js
4 15 (33.33%) CSS
4 15 (33.33%) CSS3
5 13 (28.89%) Ajax
5 13 (28.89%) Ionic Framework
6 8 (17.78%) Android SDK
6 8 (17.78%) React
7 7 (15.56%) Android NDK
7 7 (15.56%) REST
8 6 (13.33%) Chai
8 6 (13.33%) Enzyme
8 6 (13.33%) Jest
8 6 (13.33%) LESS
8 6 (13.33%) Nightwatchjs
8 6 (13.33%) React Native
8 6 (13.33%) Sass
8 6 (13.33%) XHR
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Android
2 4 (8.89%) Windows
3 3 (6.67%) Linux
4 2 (4.44%) Solaris
5 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.00%) BDD
3 13 (28.89%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (20.00%) Scrum
4 9 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 8 (17.78%) Android Development
5 8 (17.78%) DevOps
6 7 (15.56%) Cryptography
6 7 (15.56%) Secure Coding
7 6 (13.33%) Front End Development
7 6 (13.33%) Pair Programming
7 6 (13.33%) TDD
8 5 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 5 (11.11%) Kanban
8 5 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (8.89%) OO
10 3 (6.67%) Business Analysis
10 3 (6.67%) OOD
10 3 (6.67%) User Stories
10 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (48.89%) Java
2 16 (35.56%) JavaScript
3 7 (15.56%) C
3 7 (15.56%) C++
3 7 (15.56%) ES6
4 3 (6.67%) SQL
5 2 (4.44%) Java 8
5 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.22%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.22%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) ISEB
1 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (11.11%) Terraform
2 1 (2.22%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Cypress Semiconductor
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle
3 3 (6.67%) CA Agile Central
3 3 (6.67%) Perforce
4 1 (2.22%) Infor
4 1 (2.22%) SAP