Period
to 20 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 30 48
Rank change year-on-year -5 +18 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 82 71 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 5.85% 6.25% 5.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.41% 6.89% 5.46%
Number of salaries quoted 73 66 43
Northamptonshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £64,000 £55,000 £55,000
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,279 1,030 1,338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 91.29% 90.67% 91.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,015 866 978
Northamptonshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £29,850 £23,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,750 £57,500
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Northamptonshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Northamptonshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 20 June 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -5 55 £41,500 +18.57% 6
Corby -14 16 £57,500 +36.50% 1
Kettering -1 5 £37,500 -4.46% 1
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, IT 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 permanent job ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 73 (89.02%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (56.10%) .NET
3 40 (48.78%) Continuous Improvement
4 37 (45.12%) Windows
5 36 (43.90%) Selenium
6 33 (40.24%) Microsoft
7 32 (39.02%) SQL
8 31 (37.80%) Java
9 30 (36.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 27 (32.93%) SQL Server
11 25 (30.49%) Microsoft Certification
11 25 (30.49%) MCP
11 25 (30.49%) MCPD
11 25 (30.49%) Cucumber
11 25 (30.49%) GitHub
11 25 (30.49%) Octopus Deploy
12 24 (29.27%) SSDT
12 24 (29.27%) Event-Driven Architecture
13 23 (28.05%) JIRA
13 23 (28.05%) WinForms
13 23 (28.05%) VB.NET
14 22 (26.83%) BDD
15 20 (24.39%) C#
16 19 (23.17%) Finance
16 19 (23.17%) Scrum
16 19 (23.17%) TDD
16 19 (23.17%) Waterfall
17 18 (21.95%) Defect Management
18 16 (19.51%) Test Scripting
18 16 (19.51%) Continuous Integration

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 3 (3.66%) JBoss
2 2 (2.44%) Apache
2 2 (2.44%) NServiceBus
2 2 (2.44%) Sitefinity
3 1 (1.22%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.22%) CMS
3 1 (1.22%) Confluence
3 1 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.22%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 25 (30.49%) GitHub
2 5 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.44%) OpenShift
4 2 (2.44%) SaaS
5 1 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.22%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.22%) G Suite
5 1 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.22%) Office 365
5 1 (1.22%) Slack
5 1 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) DNS
1 1 (1.22%) Firewall
1 1 (1.22%) HTTP
1 1 (1.22%) Internet
1 1 (1.22%) SNMP
1 1 (1.22%) SSH
1 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (32.93%) SQL Server
2 24 (29.27%) SSDT
3 4 (4.88%) MySQL
4 3 (3.66%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.22%) Big Data
6 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (43.90%) Selenium
2 30 (36.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (30.49%) Cucumber
3 25 (30.49%) Octopus Deploy
4 23 (28.05%) JIRA
5 16 (19.51%) TestRail
6 11 (13.41%) VersionOne
7 8 (9.76%) Git (software)
7 8 (9.76%) Jenkins
8 6 (7.32%) SonarQube
8 6 (7.32%) Visual Studio
9 4 (4.88%) Bugzilla
9 4 (4.88%) SpecFlow
9 4 (4.88%) Subversion
9 4 (4.88%) WebDriver
10 3 (3.66%) Protractor
11 2 (2.44%) Ant
11 2 (2.44%) HP UFT
11 2 (2.44%) JMeter
11 2 (2.44%) Maven
General
1 19 (23.17%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Games
3 4 (4.88%) Retail
4 2 (2.44%) Marketing
5 1 (1.22%) Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Electronics
5 1 (1.22%) Law
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.22%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (48.78%) Developer
2 27 (32.93%) Applications Developer
3 25 (30.49%) .NET Developer
4 22 (26.83%) .NET Applications Developer
4 22 (26.83%) SQL Developer
4 22 (26.83%) VB.NET Developer
5 20 (24.39%) Test Engineer
6 18 (21.95%) Test Automation Engineer
7 10 (12.20%) Senior Developer
8 9 (10.98%) Java Engineer
8 9 (10.98%) Senior Applications Developer
9 8 (9.76%) Test Manager
10 7 (8.54%) Analyst
10 7 (8.54%) Java Developer
10 7 (8.54%) Senior .NET Applications Developer
10 7 (8.54%) Senior .NET Developer
10 7 (8.54%) Senior SQL Developer
10 7 (8.54%) Senior VB.NET Developer
10 7 (8.54%) Test Analyst
10 7 (8.54%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (56.10%) .NET
2 23 (28.05%) WinForms
3 13 (15.85%) .NET Framework
4 9 (10.98%) Web Services
5 6 (7.32%) Hibernate
5 6 (7.32%) Spring
6 4 (4.88%) HTML
6 4 (4.88%) SOAP
7 3 (3.66%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.66%) Java EE
7 3 (3.66%) JSON
7 3 (3.66%) Node.js
7 3 (3.66%) XML
8 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.44%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.44%) J2SE
8 2 (2.44%) JSP
8 2 (2.44%) REST
9 1 (1.22%) Ajax
9 1 (1.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Greenfield Project
1 6 (7.32%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.44%) Cloud Native
2 2 (2.44%) FMCG
2 2 (2.44%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.22%) Fintech
3 1 (1.22%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.22%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (45.12%) Windows
2 6 (7.32%) Linux
3 4 (4.88%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (89.02%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (48.78%) Continuous Improvement
3 24 (29.27%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 22 (26.83%) BDD
5 19 (23.17%) Scrum
5 19 (23.17%) TDD
5 19 (23.17%) Waterfall
6 18 (21.95%) Defect Management
7 16 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (19.51%) Test Scripting
8 14 (17.07%) Coaching
9 13 (15.85%) SDLC
10 11 (13.41%) E-Commerce
10 11 (13.41%) Non-Functional Testing
10 11 (13.41%) Process Improvement
11 10 (12.20%) Mentoring
11 10 (12.20%) System Testing
12 9 (10.98%) Data Management
12 9 (10.98%) Exploratory Testing
12 9 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 32 (39.02%) SQL
2 31 (37.80%) Java
3 23 (28.05%) VB.NET
4 20 (24.39%) C#
5 14 (17.07%) JavaScript
6 9 (10.98%) Python
7 7 (8.54%) C++
8 5 (6.10%) Perl
9 4 (4.88%) PowerShell
9 4 (4.88%) Ruby
10 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.44%) C
10 2 (2.44%) PHP
11 1 (1.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (30.49%) MCP
1 25 (30.49%) MCPD
1 25 (30.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.76%) BC Cleared
2 8 (9.76%) DBS Check
2 8 (9.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.22%) Degree
3 1 (1.22%) ISEB
3 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.07%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.22%) GCP
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.22%) Docker
2 1 (1.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) Ansible
1 4 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (4.88%) Puppet
2 2 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.22%) Automic
3 1 (1.22%) Kibana
3 1 (1.22%) logstash
3 1 (1.22%) Rundeck
3 1 (1.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 33 (40.24%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.66%) Oracle
3 2 (2.44%) Cognizant
3 2 (2.44%) VMware
4 1 (1.22%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.22%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.22%) Cadence
4 1 (1.22%) Google
4 1 (1.22%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.22%) SAP