Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 41 49
Rank change year-on-year +15 +8 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 72 78 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 6.42% 5.80% 5.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.34% 6.39% 6.09%
Number of salaries quoted 69 73 79
Northamptonshire median annual salary £41,500 £39,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.06% +6.76% -5.13%
10th Percentile £29,900 £31,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £53,750 £47,750
East Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.90% -1.28%

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 981 1,221 1,510
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 87.51% 90.78% 89.93%
Number of salaries quoted 804 908 1,195
Northamptonshire median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £22,850
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £55,000
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 0 43 £41,500 +5.06% 3
Kettering +10 6 £32,500 -15.58%
Corby -11 6 £60,000 +55.84%
Brackley - 2 - -
Towcester - 1 £24,500 -
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 61 (84.72%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (51.39%) .NET
3 36 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 32 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 26 (36.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (36.11%) MCP
5 26 (36.11%) MCPD
5 26 (36.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (36.11%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 26 (36.11%) Octopus Deploy
6 25 (34.72%) C#
7 21 (29.17%) Java
8 20 (27.78%) Windows
9 19 (26.39%) SDLC
10 18 (25.00%) Selenium
10 18 (25.00%) Test Scripting
11 17 (23.61%) Cucumber
11 17 (23.61%) Microservices
11 17 (23.61%) ASP.NET
11 17 (23.61%) SQL
11 17 (23.61%) MVC
11 17 (23.61%) .NET Framework
12 16 (22.22%) HTML
12 16 (22.22%) Kendo UI
12 16 (22.22%) NServiceBus
12 16 (22.22%) SOLID
12 16 (22.22%) Entity Framework
12 16 (22.22%) Sitefinity
12 16 (22.22%) HTML5
13 15 (20.83%) JIRA

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 16 (22.22%) NServiceBus
1 16 (22.22%) Sitefinity
2 2 (2.78%) Apache
2 2 (2.78%) Confluence
2 2 (2.78%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.39%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) SAP ERP
1 2 (2.78%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.39%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (1.39%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.39%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.89%) GitHub
2 4 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.17%) SaaS
4 2 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.78%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (2.78%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) DNS
1 2 (2.78%) Firewall
1 2 (2.78%) Internet
1 2 (2.78%) SNMP
1 2 (2.78%) SSH
1 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.89%) SQL Server
1 10 (13.89%) SSDT
2 3 (4.17%) MySQL
3 2 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.39%) Big Data
4 1 (1.39%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (36.11%) Octopus Deploy
1 26 (36.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (25.00%) Selenium
3 17 (23.61%) Cucumber
4 15 (20.83%) JIRA
5 7 (9.72%) Jenkins
6 6 (8.33%) Git (software)
6 6 (8.33%) Visual Studio
7 5 (6.94%) Bugzilla
7 5 (6.94%) TestRail
7 5 (6.94%) VersionOne
8 3 (4.17%) JUnit
8 3 (4.17%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.78%) HP UFT
9 2 (2.78%) LoadRunner
9 2 (2.78%) LSMW
9 2 (2.78%) SonarQube
9 2 (2.78%) Subversion
9 2 (2.78%) TestNG
10 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (13.89%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Games
3 4 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.56%) Retail
4 2 (2.78%) Banking
4 2 (2.78%) Electronics
4 2 (2.78%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Marketing
5 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (44.44%) Developer
2 26 (36.11%) Applications Developer
3 21 (29.17%) Test Engineer
4 14 (19.44%) Senior Developer
4 14 (19.44%) Test Automation Engineer
5 13 (18.06%) Senior Applications Developer
6 12 (16.67%) .NET Developer
7 10 (13.89%) .NET Applications Developer
7 10 (13.89%) SQL Developer
7 10 (13.89%) VB.NET Developer
8 8 (11.11%) Analyst
8 8 (11.11%) Java Engineer
8 8 (11.11%) Test Analyst
8 8 (11.11%) Tester
9 6 (8.33%) Software Tester
10 5 (6.94%) Senior .NET Applications Developer
10 5 (6.94%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (6.94%) Senior SQL Developer
10 5 (6.94%) Senior VB.NET Developer
11 3 (4.17%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (51.39%) .NET
2 17 (23.61%) .NET Framework
2 17 (23.61%) ASP.NET
3 16 (22.22%) Entity Framework
3 16 (22.22%) HTML
3 16 (22.22%) HTML5
3 16 (22.22%) Kendo UI
4 10 (13.89%) WinForms
5 6 (8.33%) Web Services
6 3 (4.17%) Hibernate
6 3 (4.17%) Java EE
6 3 (4.17%) SOAP
6 3 (4.17%) Spring
7 2 (2.78%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.78%) LAMP
8 1 (1.39%) Ajax
8 1 (1.39%) CSS
8 1 (1.39%) Kafka
8 1 (1.39%) REST
8 1 (1.39%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.78%) Replication
3 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.39%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.78%) Windows
2 7 (9.72%) Linux
3 2 (2.78%) Mac OS
3 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.39%) CentOS
4 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (84.72%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 26 (36.11%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 19 (26.39%) SDLC
5 18 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 17 (23.61%) Microservices
6 17 (23.61%) MVC
7 16 (22.22%) SOLID
8 14 (19.44%) Scrum
9 11 (15.28%) BDD
9 11 (15.28%) Manual Testing
10 10 (13.89%) Defect Management
10 10 (13.89%) Waterfall
11 9 (12.50%) TDD
12 8 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (9.72%) Acceptance Criteria
13 7 (9.72%) Collaborative Working
14 6 (8.33%) Mentoring
14 6 (8.33%) Test Strategy
15 5 (6.94%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (34.72%) C#
2 21 (29.17%) Java
3 17 (23.61%) SQL
4 10 (13.89%) Python
4 10 (13.89%) VB.NET
5 7 (9.72%) JavaScript
5 7 (9.72%) Perl
6 5 (6.94%) Bash Shell
6 5 (6.94%) C++
7 4 (5.56%) PHP
8 3 (4.17%) Ruby
9 1 (1.39%) C
9 1 (1.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (36.11%) MCP
1 26 (36.11%) MCPD
1 26 (36.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) GCP
2 1 (1.39%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.78%) vSphere
2 1 (1.39%) Docker
2 1 (1.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) Ansible
2 2 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.78%) Puppet
2 2 (2.78%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.39%) Kibana
3 1 (1.39%) Salt
3 1 (1.39%) systemd
Vendors
1 32 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.17%) Red Hat
2 3 (4.17%) SAP
3 2 (2.78%) AppDynamics
3 2 (2.78%) HP
3 2 (2.78%) VMware
4 1 (1.39%) Capita
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle
4 1 (1.39%) Perforce