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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 48 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 11 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.31% 1.25% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 1.66% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £355 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
- +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £80.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-46.87% +135.29%
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
394 302 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 82.60% 75.50% 55.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 164 76
Average daily rate £442 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.73% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £270 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 24 17
Average hourly rate £42.00 £25.92 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.06% -30.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.04 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £78.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -19 9 £363 +3.57%
Preston +5 1 - - 2
Lytham St Annes - 1 £280 -
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 18 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (51.52%) QA
3 14 (42.42%) VME
3 14 (42.42%) Data Conversion
3 14 (42.42%) Relational Database
3 14 (42.42%) COBOL
3 14 (42.42%) RDBMS
3 14 (42.42%) Migration
4 11 (33.33%) Linux
5 10 (30.30%) Java
5 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (30.30%) Test Strategy
5 10 (30.30%) Test Scripting
5 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
6 9 (27.27%) Integration Testing
6 9 (27.27%) Jenkins
7 8 (24.24%) HTTP
7 8 (24.24%) .NET
7 8 (24.24%) Apache
7 8 (24.24%) IIS
8 7 (21.21%) UNIX
8 7 (21.21%) FTP
8 7 (21.21%) WebSphere
8 7 (21.21%) Degree
9 5 (15.15%) Risk Analysis
9 5 (15.15%) MongoDB
9 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (15.15%) ITIL
9 5 (15.15%) Web Services
9 5 (15.15%) Microsoft

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (24.24%) IIS
1 8 (24.24%) Apache
2 7 (21.21%) WebSphere
3 4 (12.12%) Jetty
3 4 (12.12%) nginx
3 4 (12.12%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (12.12%) Tomcat
3 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (12.12%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (12.12%) Google App Engine
1 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (12.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) HTTP
2 7 (21.21%) FTP
3 4 (12.12%) SMTP
3 4 (12.12%) DHCP
3 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
3 4 (12.12%) DNS
3 4 (12.12%) SSL
3 4 (12.12%) Internet
3 4 (12.12%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (42.42%) RDBMS
1 14 (42.42%) Relational Database
2 5 (15.15%) MongoDB
3 4 (12.12%) MySQL
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
3 4 (12.12%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (12.12%) SQLite
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 4 (12.12%) JUnit
2 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.12%) Eclipse
2 4 (12.12%) NUnit
2 4 (12.12%) Subversion
2 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.12%) PHPUnit
3 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.03%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Test Manager
2 5 (15.15%) Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Test Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Integration Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.03%) Scala Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Build and Release Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Release Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) .NET
2 5 (15.15%) Web Services
3 4 (12.12%) HTML
3 4 (12.12%) J2EE
3 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.12%) CSS
3 4 (12.12%) Servlets
3 4 (12.12%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (12.12%) Django
3 4 (12.12%) jQuery
3 4 (12.12%) CAML
4 1 (3.03%) RESTful
4 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) Data Conversion
2 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) VME
2 11 (33.33%) Linux
3 7 (21.21%) UNIX
4 4 (12.12%) Windows
4 4 (12.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (42.42%) Migration
3 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (30.30%) Test Strategy
3 10 (30.30%) Test Scripting
4 9 (27.27%) Integration Testing
5 5 (15.15%) Risk Analysis
5 5 (15.15%) TDD
5 5 (15.15%) ITIL
5 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
5 5 (15.15%) Project Management
6 4 (12.12%) Data Management
6 4 (12.12%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Web Design
6 4 (12.12%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.09%) Open Source
7 3 (9.09%) Automation Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) COBOL
2 10 (30.30%) Java
3 5 (15.15%) Ruby
4 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
4 4 (12.12%) C
4 4 (12.12%) C#
4 4 (12.12%) C++
4 4 (12.12%) FQL
4 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.12%) PHP
4 4 (12.12%) SQL
4 4 (12.12%) VBScript
4 4 (12.12%) VB
4 4 (12.12%) VB.NET
4 4 (12.12%) VBA
4 4 (12.12%) Python
5 1 (3.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.21%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (51.52%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
1 4 (12.12%) Xen
1 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (12.12%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Puppet
1 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) VMware
2 4 (12.12%) Google
3 2 (6.06%) HP
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