The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 44 27 50
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +23
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 5 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.11% 5.54% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 6.81% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 20 6
Median daily rate £259 £364 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.81% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £400 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.88 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.66 £38.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+43.62% +0.64%
Automated Testing
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
330 323 401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 73.50% 81.36% 81.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 215 239
Median daily rate £418 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £260 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 26
Median hourly rate £37.50 £31.40 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.42% +25.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £15.40 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £59.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Lancashire region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Lancashire region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -20 3 £259 -31.00%
Preston - 1 - -
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (43.75%) Integration Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) C++
4 5 (31.25%) Linux
4 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (18.75%) QA
6 3 (18.75%) Test Management
6 3 (18.75%) Micro Focus
6 3 (18.75%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
6 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
6 3 (18.75%) Finance
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) COBOL
6 3 (18.75%) C#
6 3 (18.75%) Java
6 3 (18.75%) Web Services
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) JUnit
6 3 (18.75%) Windows
6 3 (18.75%) Tuxedo
6 3 (18.75%) HTTP
6 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
6 3 (18.75%) VME
6 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (18.75%) Tuxedo
2 2 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) HTTP
2 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (12.50%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (18.75%) JUnit
3 2 (12.50%) CaliberRM
3 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
3 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (12.50%) NUnit
3 2 (12.50%) PHPUnit
3 2 (12.50%) Travis CI
4 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Software Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Test Assurance Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Tester
6 1 (6.25%) C++ Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C++ Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Digital Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Lead Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) jQuery
2 2 (12.50%) Middleware
2 2 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) CAML
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) CSS3
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (18.75%) VME
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 2 (12.50%) Unix
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
4 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Integration Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
4 3 (18.75%) Test Management
4 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (12.50%) SDLC
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) Web Development
6 1 (6.25%) Data Management
6 1 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (6.25%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C++
2 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (18.75%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) COBOL
3 3 (18.75%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) FQL
5 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (12.50%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Micro Focus
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
1 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
2 2 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
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