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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 45 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 7 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.62% - 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% - 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
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£515 - £399
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 - £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 - £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -12.50%
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
307 147 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 70.90% 54.24% 60.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 69 151
Average daily rate £425 £308 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.21% -18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 11
Average hourly rate £63.00 £70.00 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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 - - - - 1
Rossendale - - - - 1
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (63.64%) Java
1 7 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (45.45%) Jetty
2 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
2 5 (45.45%) nginx
2 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
2 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) J2EE
2 5 (45.45%) IIS
2 5 (45.45%) Servlets
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Apache
2 5 (45.45%) Tomcat
2 5 (45.45%) HTTP
2 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
2 5 (45.45%) SSL
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) WebSphere
3 4 (36.36%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (36.36%) HP
3 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) QA
4 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (27.27%) CaliberRM
4 3 (27.27%) Cloud Computing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (45.45%) Jetty
1 5 (45.45%) nginx
1 5 (45.45%) IIS
1 5 (45.45%) Apache
1 5 (45.45%) Tomcat
1 5 (45.45%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (27.27%) Google App Engine
2 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) HTTP
1 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
1 5 (45.45%) SSL
2 3 (27.27%) DNS
2 3 (27.27%) DHCP
2 3 (27.27%) FTP
2 3 (27.27%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
2 3 (27.27%) CaliberRM
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Tester
1 2 (18.18%) Integration Tester
1 2 (18.18%) Integration Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) ScrumMaster
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
1 5 (45.45%) J2EE
1 5 (45.45%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) Kanban
5 1 (9.09%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 2 (18.18%) ISEB
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (9.09%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (27.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (27.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) HP
3 3 (27.27%) Google
3 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) Curam