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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 43 - 78
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 17 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 3.06% - 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.48% - 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 13 0 3
Median salary £34,000 - £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 488 667 670
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 87.93% 88.81% 88.04%
Number of salaries quoted 416 494 592
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton - 12 £34,000 -
Kettering - 2 £39,250 -
Test Automation
East Midlands

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (61.54%) Finance
3 13 (50.00%) Selenium
4 12 (46.15%) Cucumber
5 11 (42.31%) C#
5 11 (42.31%) Java
5 11 (42.31%) OOP
6 9 (34.62%) TDD
6 9 (34.62%) HTML
6 9 (34.62%) CSS
6 9 (34.62%) SoapUI
7 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (26.92%) TestNG
8 7 (26.92%) JMeter
8 7 (26.92%) Banking
8 7 (26.92%) Retail
9 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (23.08%) NUnit
9 6 (23.08%) Software Engineering
9 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (23.08%) MDX
9 6 (23.08%) FitNesse
9 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
9 6 (23.08%) JUnit
9 6 (23.08%) OO
9 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
9 6 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (23.08%) ETL

Test Automation
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Payment Gateway
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2016
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (50.00%) Selenium
2 12 (46.15%) Cucumber
3 9 (34.62%) SoapUI
4 7 (26.92%) JMeter
4 7 (26.92%) TestNG
5 6 (23.08%) FitNesse
5 6 (23.08%) JUnit
5 6 (23.08%) MSTest
5 6 (23.08%) NUnit
5 6 (23.08%) Ranorex
5 6 (23.08%) SpecFlow
5 6 (23.08%) WebDriver
6 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
6 2 (7.69%) LoadUI
6 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 16 (61.54%) Finance
2 7 (26.92%) Banking
2 7 (26.92%) Retail
3 6 (23.08%) Legal
4 3 (11.54%) Investment Banking
5 2 (7.69%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Developer
1 11 (42.31%) Test Engineer
2 10 (38.46%) Software Test Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 6 (23.08%) Software Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Developer in Test
4 5 (19.23%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Software Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Senior Data Warehouse Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Senior Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Applications Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Software Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Test Architect
8 1 (3.85%) Test Automation Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) CSS
1 9 (34.62%) HTML
2 6 (23.08%) MDX
3 2 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.69%) EPoS
3 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (42.31%) OOP
3 9 (34.62%) TDD
4 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (23.08%) ETL
5 6 (23.08%) OO
5 6 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 4 (15.38%) API Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
6 4 (15.38%) Test Planning
6 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
6 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (15.38%) User Stories
7 3 (11.54%) Analytics
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (11.54%) DevOps
7 3 (11.54%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (11.54%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) C#
1 11 (42.31%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) TOWER Software