Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northampton with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Northamptonshire > Northampton
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 31 41
Rank change year-on-year -9 +10 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 37 66 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northampton 5.23% 7.29% 6.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.83% 8.11% 6.89%
Number of salaries quoted 34 63 86
Northampton median annual salary £41,500 £39,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.06% +6.76% -7.50%
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £53,750 £47,500
Northamptonshire median annual salary £41,500 £39,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year +5.06% +6.76% -5.13%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Northampton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northampton
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 635 814 1,220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northampton 89.82% 89.94% 90.44%
Number of salaries quoted 490 551 999
Northampton median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,674
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +1.98% +4.19%
10th Percentile £21,725 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Northamptonshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northampton.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Northampton

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Northampton.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Northampton

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Northampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Northampton over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Northampton

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT 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 job ads across the Northampton region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 34 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (59.46%) .NET
3 19 (51.35%) C#
3 19 (51.35%) MVC
4 18 (48.65%) Continuous Improvement
5 17 (45.95%) HTML
5 17 (45.95%) ASP.NET
5 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
5 17 (45.95%) Microservices
6 16 (43.24%) Octopus Deploy
6 16 (43.24%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 16 (43.24%) Kendo UI
6 16 (43.24%) SOLID
6 16 (43.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (43.24%) MCP
6 16 (43.24%) NServiceBus
6 16 (43.24%) Entity Framework
6 16 (43.24%) Sitefinity
6 16 (43.24%) HTML5
6 16 (43.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (43.24%) MCPD
6 16 (43.24%) .NET Framework
7 14 (37.84%) Java
8 12 (32.43%) TDD
9 9 (24.32%) OO
10 8 (21.62%) Web Services
10 8 (21.62%) Finance
10 8 (21.62%) Git (software)
10 8 (21.62%) BDD
11 7 (18.92%) Spring

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northampton 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 16 (43.24%) NServiceBus
1 16 (43.24%) Sitefinity
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) MySQL
1 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
1 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (43.24%) Octopus Deploy
1 16 (43.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (21.62%) Git (software)
3 6 (16.22%) Cucumber
3 6 (16.22%) JUnit
4 4 (10.81%) Selenium
4 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
5 3 (8.11%) SonarQube
5 3 (8.11%) Subversion
6 2 (5.41%) FitNesse
6 2 (5.41%) TestNG
7 1 (2.70%) JIRA
7 1 (2.70%) JMeter
7 1 (2.70%) NUnit
7 1 (2.70%) Ranorex
7 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Retail
2 3 (8.11%) Retail Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Electronics
4 1 (2.70%) Games
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (59.46%) Developer
2 16 (43.24%) Applications Developer
3 9 (24.32%) Senior Developer
4 8 (21.62%) Senior Applications Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Software Tester
5 3 (8.11%) Test Leader
5 3 (8.11%) Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Digital Developer
6 2 (5.41%) QA Leader
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Software Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.70%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Developer in Test
7 1 (2.70%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (59.46%) .NET
2 17 (45.95%) ASP.NET
2 17 (45.95%) HTML
3 16 (43.24%) .NET Framework
3 16 (43.24%) Entity Framework
3 16 (43.24%) HTML5
3 16 (43.24%) Kendo UI
4 8 (21.62%) Web Services
5 7 (18.92%) Spring
6 5 (13.51%) Hibernate
6 5 (13.51%) Java EE
6 5 (13.51%) SOAP
7 4 (10.81%) REST
8 3 (8.11%) JSON
9 2 (5.41%) CSS
9 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
9 2 (5.41%) JPA
9 2 (5.41%) Spring Boot
9 2 (5.41%) Spring MVC
10 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Linux
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (51.35%) MVC
3 18 (48.65%) Continuous Improvement
4 17 (45.95%) Microservices
5 16 (43.24%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 16 (43.24%) SOLID
6 12 (32.43%) TDD
7 9 (24.32%) OO
8 8 (21.62%) BDD
9 7 (18.92%) SDLC
10 6 (16.22%) OOP
11 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
11 5 (13.51%) Scrum
12 3 (8.11%) Project Management
12 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
13 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
13 2 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
13 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
13 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (51.35%) C#
2 14 (37.84%) Java
3 5 (13.51%) SQL
4 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) C
5 1 (2.70%) PHP
5 1 (2.70%) Python
5 1 (2.70%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (43.24%) MCP
1 16 (43.24%) MCPD
1 16 (43.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Kibana
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) Perforce
3 1 (2.70%) Capita
3 1 (2.70%) SAP
3 1 (2.70%) Talend
3 1 (2.70%) WSO2