Period
to 20 September 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 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 32 43
Rank change year-on-year -1 +11 -15
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 98 73 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 7.28% 6.39% 4.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.88% 6.89% 5.06%
Number of salaries quoted 80 62 47
Northamptonshire median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +7.59% +2.60%
10th Percentile £34,750 £27,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,250 £55,000
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +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 1,244 1,060 1,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 92.42% 92.82% 91.83%
Number of salaries quoted 955 822 855
Northamptonshire median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +10.39% -9.41%
10th Percentile £29,750 £23,750 £21,850
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £57,500
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% -

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 September 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 September 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 64 £39,500 +12.86% 4
Corby +7 25 £57,500 - 1
Kettering -4 3 £37,500 -
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 80 (81.63%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (48.98%) .NET
2 48 (48.98%) Continuous Improvement
3 43 (43.88%) Microsoft
4 41 (41.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 39 (39.80%) Java
6 38 (38.78%) Selenium
7 35 (35.71%) SQL
7 35 (35.71%) SQL Server
8 34 (34.69%) C#
8 34 (34.69%) Coaching
9 32 (32.65%) Finance
10 30 (30.61%) Microsoft Certification
10 30 (30.61%) MCP
10 30 (30.61%) MCPD
10 30 (30.61%) Octopus Deploy
10 30 (30.61%) Cucumber
11 29 (29.59%) BDD
12 26 (26.53%) Windows
12 26 (26.53%) JavaScript
13 25 (25.51%) Event-Driven Architecture
14 24 (24.49%) .NET Framework
14 24 (24.49%) TDD
15 23 (23.47%) JIRA
15 23 (23.47%) SSDT
16 21 (21.43%) GitHub
16 21 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (21.43%) Scrum
17 20 (20.41%) TestRail
18 19 (19.39%) Waterfall

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 12 (12.24%) NServiceBus
1 12 (12.24%) Sitefinity
2 9 (9.18%) SAS
3 5 (5.10%) CMS
4 3 (3.06%) JBoss
5 1 (1.02%) Apache
5 1 (1.02%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (9.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 21 (21.43%) GitHub
2 10 (10.20%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.04%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.02%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.02%) AWS CodePipeline
5 1 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.02%) G Suite
5 1 (1.02%) Office 365
5 1 (1.02%) Route 53
5 1 (1.02%) SaaS
5 1 (1.02%) Serverless
5 1 (1.02%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) HTTP
2 1 (1.02%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.02%) SMPP
2 1 (1.02%) SMTP
2 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.02%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 23 (23.47%) SSDT
3 11 (11.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (9.18%) BigQuery
4 9 (9.18%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (9.18%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.06%) MySQL
5 3 (3.06%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.02%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 41 (41.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (38.78%) Selenium
3 30 (30.61%) Cucumber
3 30 (30.61%) Octopus Deploy
4 23 (23.47%) JIRA
5 20 (20.41%) TestRail
6 10 (10.20%) SpecFlow
6 10 (10.20%) VersionOne
7 7 (7.14%) Git (software)
7 7 (7.14%) Jenkins
8 6 (6.12%) SonarQube
9 4 (4.08%) Subversion
10 3 (3.06%) HP UFT
10 3 (3.06%) WebDriver
11 2 (2.04%) Ant
11 2 (2.04%) Bugzilla
11 2 (2.04%) JMeter
11 2 (2.04%) Maven
12 1 (1.02%) JUnit
12 1 (1.02%) NUnit
General
1 32 (32.65%) Finance
2 13 (13.27%) Retail
3 6 (6.12%) Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Law
4 1 (1.02%) Marketing
4 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (47.96%) Developer
2 32 (32.65%) Applications Developer
3 21 (21.43%) .NET Developer
4 20 (20.41%) Test Engineer
5 19 (19.39%) Test Automation Engineer
6 15 (15.31%) .NET Applications Developer
7 14 (14.29%) SQL Developer
7 14 (14.29%) VB.NET Developer
8 11 (11.22%) Java Engineer
9 10 (10.20%) Test Leader
10 9 (9.18%) Digital Developer
10 9 (9.18%) Senior Applications Developer
10 9 (9.18%) Senior Developer
11 8 (8.16%) C# Developer
12 7 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
13 6 (6.12%) Java Developer
14 4 (4.08%) Analyst
14 4 (4.08%) Test Analyst
14 4 (4.08%) Test Manager
15 3 (3.06%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (48.98%) .NET
2 24 (24.49%) .NET Framework
3 18 (18.37%) WinForms
4 15 (15.31%) Web Services
5 11 (11.22%) HTML
6 8 (8.16%) HTML5
7 7 (7.14%) ASP.NET
7 7 (7.14%) Entity Framework
7 7 (7.14%) Kendo UI
8 6 (6.12%) Hibernate
8 6 (6.12%) Spring
9 4 (4.08%) AngularJS
9 4 (4.08%) SOAP
10 3 (3.06%) Java EE
10 3 (3.06%) JSON
10 3 (3.06%) Node.js
10 3 (3.06%) XML
11 2 (2.04%) J2SE
11 2 (2.04%) JSP
11 2 (2.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.04%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.02%) EPoS
3 1 (1.02%) Fintech
3 1 (1.02%) FMCG
3 1 (1.02%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (26.53%) Windows
2 5 (5.10%) Linux
3 4 (4.08%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (81.63%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (48.98%) Continuous Improvement
3 34 (34.69%) Coaching
4 29 (29.59%) BDD
5 25 (25.51%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 24 (24.49%) TDD
7 21 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (21.43%) Scrum
8 19 (19.39%) Defect Management
8 19 (19.39%) Waterfall
9 17 (17.35%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (15.31%) SOLID
11 12 (12.24%) DevOps
11 12 (12.24%) Microservices
11 12 (12.24%) Software Engineering
11 12 (12.24%) Test Scripting
12 11 (11.22%) Process Improvement
12 11 (11.22%) SDET
12 11 (11.22%) System Testing
13 10 (10.20%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (39.80%) Java
2 35 (35.71%) SQL
3 34 (34.69%) C#
4 26 (26.53%) JavaScript
5 18 (18.37%) VB.NET
6 9 (9.18%) PowerShell
7 6 (6.12%) Python
8 5 (5.10%) C++
9 3 (3.06%) Ruby
10 2 (2.04%) C
10 2 (2.04%) Perl
11 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.02%) PHP
11 1 (1.02%) Scala
Qualifications
1 30 (30.61%) MCP
1 30 (30.61%) MCPD
1 30 (30.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (18.37%) BC Cleared
2 18 (18.37%) DBS Check
2 18 (18.37%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.04%) ISEB
3 2 (2.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.02%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) Docker
1 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.08%) Ansible
1 4 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (4.08%) Puppet
2 2 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.02%) Kibana
3 1 (1.02%) logstash
3 1 (1.02%) Nagios
3 1 (1.02%) Rundeck
3 1 (1.02%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (43.88%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.20%) Google
3 9 (9.18%) Infor
3 9 (9.18%) Tableau
3 9 (9.18%) Talend
4 3 (3.06%) Oracle
5 2 (2.04%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.02%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.02%) Cadence
6 1 (1.02%) IBM
6 1 (1.02%) Perforce
6 1 (1.02%) VMware
6 1 (1.02%) WSO2