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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 42 - 47
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.24% - 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% - 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
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£355 - £299
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 - £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.57% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £34.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+131.88% -13.75%
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
280 158 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 69.65% 55.24% 62.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 72 149
Average daily rate £375 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £350 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 12
Average hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.02 £14.70 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.85 £75.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
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 21 August 2014. 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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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
Chorley - - - -
Lancaster - - - -
Rossendale - - - - 1
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) HP
1 4 (66.67%) Knowledge Management
1 4 (66.67%) QA
1 4 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) CaliberRM
2 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Curam
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Kanban
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (16.67%) BC Cleared

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) CaliberRM
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Integration Tester
1 2 (33.33%) ScrumMaster
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Knowledge Management
1 4 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Kanban
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Curam