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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 37 38 39
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 10 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.33% 0.95% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.05% 1.23% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
Median daily rate £375 £363 £517
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -29.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £343 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £373 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £44.25 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-2.25% -23.04%
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
247 326 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 82.33% 77.62% 80.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 218 242
Median daily rate £415 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.75% +9.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £895 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 39 18
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £27.49 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.33 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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 5 December 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 -6 6 £375 +3.44%
Blackburn - 1 £375 - 1
Preston - 1 - -
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 11 (78.57%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) Integration Testing
3 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (50.00%) C#
3 7 (50.00%) Oracle
3 7 (50.00%) .NET
3 7 (50.00%) Python
3 7 (50.00%) Ruby
4 6 (42.86%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (42.86%) ERP
4 6 (42.86%) Shell Script
4 6 (42.86%) C
4 6 (42.86%) Perl
4 6 (42.86%) QA
4 6 (42.86%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (42.86%) Functional Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Virtual Team
5 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
5 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
5 5 (35.71%) OO
5 5 (35.71%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (28.57%) Retail
6 4 (28.57%) Marketing
6 4 (28.57%) Finance
6 4 (28.57%) J2EE
6 4 (28.57%) Web Services
6 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) SaaS
7 3 (21.43%) PaaS

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 (14.29%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) PaaS
1 3 (21.43%) SaaS
2 2 (14.29%) IaaS
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.14%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) CaliberRM
2 1 (7.14%) ClearCase
2 1 (7.14%) ClearQuest
2 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Mercurial
2 1 (7.14%) Rational Robot
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
1 4 (28.57%) Marketing
1 4 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
1 5 (35.71%) Test Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Messaging Developer
4 2 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) QA Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Azure Developer
5 1 (7.14%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Full Stack Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) J2EE
2 4 (28.57%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.14%) Aurelia
4 1 (7.14%) Backbone.js
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) Durandal
4 1 (7.14%) EJS
4 1 (7.14%) Jinja
4 1 (7.14%) jQuery
4 1 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (7.14%) LESS
4 1 (7.14%) Middleware
4 1 (7.14%) Pug
4 1 (7.14%) React
4 1 (7.14%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Virtual Team
2 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Integration Testing
2 6 (42.86%) ERP
2 6 (42.86%) Functional Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) OO
3 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Cash Management
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (14.29%) Data Management
4 2 (14.29%) High Availability
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Open Source
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 2 (14.29%) SFIA
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (7.14%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (50.00%) Python
2 7 (50.00%) Ruby
3 6 (42.86%) C
3 6 (42.86%) Perl
3 6 (42.86%) Shell Script
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) PHP
5 1 (7.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) ISEB
4 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) HP