Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 43 31
Rank change year-on-year +11 -12 +40
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 68 74 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 6.37% 5.14% 6.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.17% 5.62% 7.67%
Number of salaries quoted 51 63 138
Northamptonshire median annual salary £41,500 £39,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.06% +6.76% -5.13%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £55,750 £47,500
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.85%

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 948 1316 1709
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 88.76% 91.39% 90.47%
Number of salaries quoted 727 868 1513
Northamptonshire median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £22,400 £24,000 £23,800
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £56,250
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton 0 44 £40,250 +1.90% 3
Corby -10 6 £65,000 -13.33% 1
Towcester - 4 £40,000 -
Kettering - 2 £32,500 - 1
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 45 (66.18%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (50.00%) Java
3 24 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 23 (33.82%) C#
5 22 (32.35%) .NET
5 22 (32.35%) Cucumber
6 21 (30.88%) Scrum
7 19 (27.94%) Selenium
7 19 (27.94%) BDD
8 18 (26.47%) HTML
8 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
9 17 (25.00%) TDD
9 17 (25.00%) SDLC
10 16 (23.53%) MVC
11 15 (22.06%) HTML5
12 14 (20.59%) NServiceBus
12 14 (20.59%) Entity Framework
12 14 (20.59%) Sitefinity
12 14 (20.59%) Octopus Deploy
12 14 (20.59%) Microservices
12 14 (20.59%) Kendo UI
12 14 (20.59%) Event-Driven Architecture
12 14 (20.59%) SOLID
12 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (20.59%) ASP.NET
12 14 (20.59%) Web Services
12 14 (20.59%) MCP
12 14 (20.59%) MCPD
12 14 (20.59%) .NET Framework
12 14 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server

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 14 (20.59%) NServiceBus
1 14 (20.59%) Sitefinity
2 2 (2.94%) Apache
2 2 (2.94%) Confluence
2 2 (2.94%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.94%) SaaS
2 2 (2.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) RS-232
2 2 (2.94%) DNS
2 2 (2.94%) Firewall
2 2 (2.94%) Internet
2 2 (2.94%) SNMP
2 2 (2.94%) SSH
2 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) MySQL
2 4 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.41%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (32.35%) Cucumber
2 19 (27.94%) Selenium
3 14 (20.59%) Octopus Deploy
3 14 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (17.65%) Git (software)
4 12 (17.65%) WebDriver
5 10 (14.71%) JIRA
6 9 (13.24%) JUnit
7 5 (7.35%) SonarQube
7 5 (7.35%) Subversion
7 5 (7.35%) TestRail
7 5 (7.35%) VersionOne
8 4 (5.88%) JMeter
8 4 (5.88%) TestNG
8 4 (5.88%) Visual Studio
9 3 (4.41%) FitNesse
9 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
9 3 (4.41%) NUnit
9 3 (4.41%) Ranorex
9 3 (4.41%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (13.24%) Retail
2 8 (11.76%) Finance
3 5 (7.35%) Banking
3 5 (7.35%) Electronics
4 4 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.88%) Retail Banking
4 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (35.29%) Developer
2 14 (20.59%) Applications Developer
2 14 (20.59%) Test Engineer
3 9 (13.24%) QA Leader
4 8 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Senior Applications Developer
5 7 (10.29%) Senior Developer
6 6 (8.82%) Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) Java Developer
6 6 (8.82%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Developer in Test
8 3 (4.41%) Digital Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Test Leader
8 3 (4.41%) Tester
9 2 (2.94%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Java Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Software Engineer
10 1 (1.47%) Automation Tester
10 1 (1.47%) Senior Software Tester
10 1 (1.47%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (32.35%) .NET
2 18 (26.47%) HTML
3 15 (22.06%) HTML5
4 14 (20.59%) .NET Framework
4 14 (20.59%) ASP.NET
4 14 (20.59%) Entity Framework
4 14 (20.59%) Kendo UI
4 14 (20.59%) Web Services
5 11 (16.18%) Spring
6 9 (13.24%) Hibernate
7 8 (11.76%) Java EE
7 8 (11.76%) SOAP
8 5 (7.35%) REST
9 4 (5.88%) JSON
10 3 (4.41%) CSS
10 3 (4.41%) JPA
10 3 (4.41%) Spring Boot
11 2 (2.94%) Spring MVC
11 2 (2.94%) Velocity
11 2 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Optoelectronics
2 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.94%) Replication
4 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.29%) Linux
1 7 (10.29%) Windows
2 5 (7.35%) Mac OS
3 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (66.18%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 21 (30.88%) Scrum
4 19 (27.94%) BDD
5 17 (25.00%) SDLC
5 17 (25.00%) TDD
6 16 (23.53%) MVC
7 14 (20.59%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 14 (20.59%) Microservices
7 14 (20.59%) SOLID
8 13 (19.12%) OO
9 10 (14.71%) OOP
10 9 (13.24%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (13.24%) Exploratory Testing
10 9 (13.24%) QA Automation
11 8 (11.76%) Manual Testing
11 8 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (11.76%) Waterfall
12 7 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 34 (50.00%) Java
2 23 (33.82%) C#
3 6 (8.82%) SQL
4 5 (7.35%) C
5 4 (5.88%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.88%) MATLAB
5 4 (5.88%) VB
6 3 (4.41%) Perl
6 3 (4.41%) Python
7 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.94%) PHP
7 2 (2.94%) Ruby
8 1 (1.47%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) MCP
1 14 (20.59%) MCPD
1 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.88%) HND
3 3 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.41%) Degree
4 1 (1.47%) ISEB
4 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.12%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) Firmware
2 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) Ansible
1 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.94%) Puppet
1 2 (2.94%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.88%) Oracle
3 3 (4.41%) Perforce
4 2 (2.94%) AppDynamics
4 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.94%) VMware
5 1 (1.47%) Capita
5 1 (1.47%) Talend
5 1 (1.47%) WSO2