Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 31 51
Rank change year-on-year +2 +20 -13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 80 73 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 6.80% 6.63% 4.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.29% 7.20% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 75 56 60
Northamptonshire median annual salary £50,000 £43,250 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.61% +9.49% +9.72%
10th Percentile £34,750 £30,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £64,000 £67,500 £54,000
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

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 1,098 1,014 1,332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 93.37% 92.10% 91.86%
Number of salaries quoted 832 789 890
Northamptonshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,550 £21,950 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £58,750
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +2 59 £45,750 +10.24% 5
Corby +11 15 £50,000 -23.08% 1
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 66 (82.50%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (47.50%) Microsoft
3 37 (46.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 36 (45.00%) .NET
5 35 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 32 (40.00%) Java
7 31 (38.75%) Finance
8 27 (33.75%) SQL
8 27 (33.75%) SQL Server
9 25 (31.25%) C#
9 25 (31.25%) MCP
9 25 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (31.25%) MCPD
9 25 (31.25%) Octopus Deploy
9 25 (31.25%) Coaching
10 23 (28.75%) JavaScript
11 20 (25.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
12 19 (23.75%) .NET Framework
12 19 (23.75%) Selenium
13 18 (22.50%) BDD
14 17 (21.25%) Cucumber
14 17 (21.25%) Microservices
14 17 (21.25%) TDD
14 17 (21.25%) Retail
14 17 (21.25%) Scrum
15 16 (20.00%) Windows
15 16 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (20.00%) DevOps
15 16 (20.00%) SOLID
15 16 (20.00%) SSDT

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 (17.50%) NServiceBus
1 14 (17.50%) Sitefinity
2 9 (11.25%) SAS
3 6 (7.50%) CMS
4 1 (1.25%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (11.25%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.00%) GitHub
2 10 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.50%) AWS CodePipeline
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.25%) Route 53
4 1 (1.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) HTTP
2 1 (1.25%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.25%) Internet
2 1 (1.25%) SMPP
2 1 (1.25%) SMTP
2 1 (1.25%) SSL
2 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.25%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (33.75%) SQL Server
2 16 (20.00%) SSDT
3 9 (11.25%) BigQuery
3 9 (11.25%) BusinessObjects
3 9 (11.25%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (11.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.75%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.50%) Big Data
5 2 (2.50%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.25%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.25%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 35 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (31.25%) Octopus Deploy
3 19 (23.75%) Selenium
4 17 (21.25%) Cucumber
5 8 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 8 (10.00%) JIRA
5 8 (10.00%) SpecFlow
5 8 (10.00%) TestRail
6 4 (5.00%) JUnit
7 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.75%) SonarQube
7 3 (3.75%) Subversion
8 2 (2.50%) MSTest
8 2 (2.50%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.50%) Vagrant
8 2 (2.50%) VersionOne
8 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.25%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.25%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.25%) NUnit
General
1 31 (38.75%) Finance
2 17 (21.25%) Retail
3 7 (8.75%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 42 (52.50%) Developer
2 25 (31.25%) Applications Developer
3 19 (23.75%) .NET Developer
4 11 (13.75%) .NET Applications Developer
5 9 (11.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (11.25%) C# Developer
5 9 (11.25%) Digital Developer
5 9 (11.25%) SQL Developer
6 8 (10.00%) Senior Applications Developer
6 8 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 8 (10.00%) Test Leader
6 8 (10.00%) VB.NET Developer
7 7 (8.75%) Java Developer
7 7 (8.75%) Test Automation Engineer
7 7 (8.75%) Test Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Java Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Software Manager
8 5 (6.25%) Software Test Manager
8 5 (6.25%) Test Manager
9 4 (5.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (45.00%) .NET
2 19 (23.75%) .NET Framework
3 15 (18.75%) Web Services
4 14 (17.50%) HTML
5 11 (13.75%) HTML5
5 11 (13.75%) WinForms
6 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET
6 9 (11.25%) Entity Framework
6 9 (11.25%) Kendo UI
7 7 (8.75%) Spring
8 5 (6.25%) AngularJS
9 3 (3.75%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (3.75%) Gherkin
9 3 (3.75%) Hibernate
9 3 (3.75%) JSON
9 3 (3.75%) Lambda Expressions
9 3 (3.75%) SOAP
9 3 (3.75%) Spring Boot
9 3 (3.75%) Spring MVC
9 3 (3.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.25%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (1.25%) EPoS
2 1 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (5.00%) Linux
3 3 (3.75%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (82.50%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (46.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 25 (31.25%) Coaching
4 20 (25.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 18 (22.50%) BDD
6 17 (21.25%) Microservices
6 17 (21.25%) Scrum
6 17 (21.25%) TDD
7 16 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (20.00%) DevOps
7 16 (20.00%) SOLID
8 15 (18.75%) MVC
9 14 (17.50%) Software Engineering
10 11 (13.75%) Analytics
10 11 (13.75%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (11.25%) Enterprise Architecture
11 9 (11.25%) Mentoring
11 9 (11.25%) Multichannel Retail
11 9 (11.25%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (40.00%) Java
2 27 (33.75%) SQL
3 25 (31.25%) C#
4 23 (28.75%) JavaScript
5 11 (13.75%) VB.NET
6 6 (7.50%) Java 8
6 6 (7.50%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.75%) Java 9
7 3 (3.75%) Python
8 2 (2.50%) C
8 2 (2.50%) Go
9 1 (1.25%) R
9 1 (1.25%) Ruby
9 1 (1.25%) Scala
9 1 (1.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (31.25%) MCP
1 25 (31.25%) MCPD
1 25 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (13.75%) BC Cleared
2 11 (13.75%) DBS Check
2 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.75%) ISEB
3 7 (8.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) Docker
2 2 (2.50%) etcd
3 1 (1.25%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) Kibana
1 3 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.75%) Terraform
2 2 (2.50%) Consul
3 1 (1.25%) Ansible
3 1 (1.25%) logstash
3 1 (1.25%) Nagios
3 1 (1.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (47.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.25%) Google
2 9 (11.25%) Infor
2 9 (11.25%) Tableau
2 9 (11.25%) Talend
3 2 (2.50%) Cognizant
3 2 (2.50%) Splunk
4 1 (1.25%) Cadence
4 1 (1.25%) IBM
4 1 (1.25%) Perforce
4 1 (1.25%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.25%) WSO2