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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 33 53 49
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -4
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 7 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.29% 1.81% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 2.06% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 4
Median daily rate £375 £315 £523
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -39.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £234 £514
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £442 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.37 £68.75
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -42.73%
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
252 486 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 82.35% 88.04% 73.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 340 189
Median daily rate £450 £458 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.74% +8.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 45 20
Median hourly rate £43.50 £37.00 £63.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.56% -41.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.59 £21.50 £18.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £56.97 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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
Blackburn - 3 £375 - 1
Blackpool +14 2 £375 +7.14%
Preston +4 1 - -
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 6 (46.15%) Java
1 6 (46.15%) Integration Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) QA
2 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
3 4 (30.77%) Retail
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) Marketing
3 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 4 (30.77%) C#
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) J2EE
3 4 (30.77%) OO
3 4 (30.77%) Web Services
3 4 (30.77%) XML
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (23.08%) Issue Tracking
4 3 (23.08%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (15.38%) Open Source
5 2 (15.38%) SaaS
5 2 (15.38%) PaaS
5 2 (15.38%) CaliberRM
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (15.38%) Cash Management

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 2 (15.38%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) IaaS
1 2 (15.38%) PaaS
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (7.69%) Data Mining
4 1 (7.69%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) CaliberRM
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) ClearCase
2 1 (7.69%) ClearQuest
2 1 (7.69%) Rational Robot
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
1 4 (30.77%) Marketing
1 4 (30.77%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) General Ledger
2 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Java Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Messaging Developer
4 2 (15.38%) QA Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) QA Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Tester
5 1 (7.69%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) J2EE
1 4 (30.77%) Web Services
1 4 (30.77%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Virtual Team
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Integration Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) OO
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Issue Tracking
4 3 (23.08%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (15.38%) Cash Management
5 2 (15.38%) Change Management
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (15.38%) Data Management
5 2 (15.38%) ERP
5 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
5 2 (15.38%) High Availability
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Open Source
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (15.38%) SDLC
5 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) C
3 2 (15.38%) C++
3 2 (15.38%) Perl
3 2 (15.38%) Python
3 2 (15.38%) Ruby
3 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) ISEB
4 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) HP