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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 41 16
Rank change year-on-year +13 -25  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 43 35 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 7.36% 4.90% 10.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.04% 5.24% 11.67%
Number of salaries quoted 33 20 81
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £34,850 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £75,000 £47,000
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 535 668 831
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 91.61% 93.56% 88.69%
Number of salaries quoted 446 476 726
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 +25 29 £35,000 - 3
Corby -3 1 £45,750 -39.00%
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 63 (86.30%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (69.86%) Java
3 44 (60.27%) TDD
4 33 (45.21%) OOP
5 31 (42.47%) Selenium
5 31 (42.47%) Cucumber
6 30 (41.10%) Finance
6 30 (41.10%) C#
7 28 (38.36%) OO
8 23 (31.51%) BDD
9 22 (30.14%) HTML
10 21 (28.77%) SoapUI
11 20 (27.40%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (23.29%) WebDriver
12 17 (23.29%) Ranorex
12 17 (23.29%) JUnit
12 17 (23.29%) CSS
12 17 (23.29%) JMeter
13 16 (21.92%) Retail
13 16 (21.92%) TestNG
14 15 (20.55%) SDLC
14 15 (20.55%) NUnit
14 15 (20.55%) Banking
14 15 (20.55%) Software Engineering
14 15 (20.55%) Scrum
14 15 (20.55%) FitNesse
14 15 (20.55%) Web Services
15 14 (19.18%) Spring
15 14 (19.18%) Git (software)
16 13 (17.81%) JSON

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 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.37%) Apache
2 1 (1.37%) Confluence
2 1 (1.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) Boomi
2 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.37%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.37%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.37%) G Suite
2 1 (1.37%) Office 365
2 1 (1.37%) SaaS
2 1 (1.37%) Slack
2 1 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) DNS
1 1 (1.37%) Firewall
1 1 (1.37%) Internet
1 1 (1.37%) SNMP
1 1 (1.37%) SSH
1 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (5.48%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 4 (5.48%) Power BI
1 4 (5.48%) PowerPivot
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (4.11%) Biml
2 3 (4.11%) MySQL
2 3 (4.11%) SAP BW
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.37%) Big Data
3 1 (1.37%) OLAP
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (42.47%) Cucumber
1 31 (42.47%) Selenium
2 21 (28.77%) SoapUI
3 17 (23.29%) JMeter
3 17 (23.29%) JUnit
3 17 (23.29%) Ranorex
3 17 (23.29%) WebDriver
4 16 (21.92%) TestNG
5 15 (20.55%) FitNesse
5 15 (20.55%) NUnit
6 14 (19.18%) Git (software)
7 11 (15.07%) SonarQube
7 11 (15.07%) Subversion
8 9 (12.33%) SpecFlow
9 6 (8.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (6.85%) Jenkins
11 4 (5.48%) MSTest
11 4 (5.48%) Talend Open Studio
12 3 (4.11%) JIRA
12 3 (4.11%) LoadRunner
General
1 30 (41.10%) Finance
2 16 (21.92%) Retail
3 15 (20.55%) Banking
4 4 (5.48%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (2.74%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.74%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (38.36%) Developer
2 16 (21.92%) Java Developer
2 16 (21.92%) Test Engineer
3 11 (15.07%) Analyst
3 11 (15.07%) Test Analyst
4 10 (13.70%) Software Engineer
4 10 (13.70%) Software Test Engineer
4 10 (13.70%) Test Automation Engineer
5 9 (12.33%) Developer in Test
5 9 (12.33%) Senior Developer
5 9 (12.33%) Senior Java Developer
6 8 (10.96%) Tester
7 6 (8.22%) Consultant
7 6 (8.22%) Java Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Software Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Automation Tester
8 5 (6.85%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Digital Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Java Consultant
9 4 (5.48%) Software Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (30.14%) HTML
2 17 (23.29%) CSS
3 15 (20.55%) Web Services
4 14 (19.18%) Spring
5 13 (17.81%) JSON
6 12 (16.44%) Hibernate
6 12 (16.44%) Java EE
7 11 (15.07%) .NET
7 11 (15.07%) SOAP
7 11 (15.07%) XML
8 4 (5.48%) J2EE
8 4 (5.48%) MDX
8 4 (5.48%) XSD
8 4 (5.48%) XSLT
9 2 (2.74%) REST
9 2 (2.74%) Spring MVC
10 1 (1.37%) LAMP
10 1 (1.37%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.59%) Social Media
3 4 (5.48%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.74%) EPoS
5 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.37%) Replication
5 1 (1.37%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.44%) Linux
1 12 (16.44%) Windows
2 11 (15.07%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (86.30%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (60.27%) TDD
3 33 (45.21%) OOP
4 28 (38.36%) OO
5 23 (31.51%) BDD
6 20 (27.40%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (20.55%) Scrum
7 15 (20.55%) SDLC
7 15 (20.55%) Software Engineering
8 9 (12.33%) E-Commerce
8 9 (12.33%) Open Source
8 9 (12.33%) SDET
9 8 (10.96%) DevOps
9 8 (10.96%) Manual Testing
10 7 (9.59%) Content Management
10 7 (9.59%) Scenario Testing
10 7 (9.59%) Test Planning
10 7 (9.59%) Test Strategy
11 6 (8.22%) Analytics
11 6 (8.22%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 51 (69.86%) Java
2 30 (41.10%) C#
3 4 (5.48%) SQL
3 4 (5.48%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.11%) PHP
4 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.11%) Python
4 3 (4.11%) Ruby
5 2 (2.74%) C
5 2 (2.74%) C++
5 2 (2.74%) Scala
6 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (15.07%) Computer Science Degree
1 11 (15.07%) Degree
2 3 (4.11%) ISEB
3 2 (2.74%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.37%) Ansible
2 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.37%) Puppet
2 1 (1.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 4 (5.48%) Cognizant
1 4 (5.48%) Talend
1 4 (5.48%) WSO2
2 3 (4.11%) Dell
2 3 (4.11%) SAP
3 2 (2.74%) HP
4 1 (1.37%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.37%) Google
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.37%) VMware
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