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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 38 43 31
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 10 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.53% 0.47% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 0.60% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate £400 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -3.64%
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
307 335 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 77.72% 78.82% 65.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 230 91
Average daily rate £450 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 16 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £20.35 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.40 £47.40 £47.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 8 £400 -
Preston - 2 - -
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) Linux
3 8 (40.00%) C++
3 8 (40.00%) Java
4 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (35.00%) Visual Studio
4 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (35.00%) Waterfall
4 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
5 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (30.00%) VME
5 6 (30.00%) Test Management
5 6 (30.00%) TDD
5 6 (30.00%) Web Services
5 6 (30.00%) Windows
5 6 (30.00%) Python
5 6 (30.00%) Tuxedo
5 6 (30.00%) COBOL
5 6 (30.00%) .NET
5 6 (30.00%) Oracle
5 6 (30.00%) JUnit
5 6 (30.00%) IIS
5 6 (30.00%) Micro Focus
5 6 (30.00%) Project Management
5 6 (30.00%) Mainframe
5 6 (30.00%) Finance
5 6 (30.00%) Migration
5 6 (30.00%) HTTP
5 6 (30.00%) Apache

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 6 (30.00%) Apache
1 6 (30.00%) IIS
1 6 (30.00%) Tuxedo
2 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.00%) Jetty
3 1 (5.00%) nginx
3 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (10.00%) Google App Engine
1 2 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) HTTP
2 5 (25.00%) Internet
2 5 (25.00%) SMTP
3 2 (10.00%) DHCP
3 2 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) FTP
3 2 (10.00%) IPsec
3 2 (10.00%) SSL
3 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (20.00%) MySQL
2 4 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (20.00%) SQLite
3 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
1 7 (35.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (30.00%) JUnit
3 5 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (25.00%) NUnit
3 5 (25.00%) PHPUnit
4 4 (20.00%) Subversion
5 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Test Assurance Manager
2 6 (30.00%) Test Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Digital Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) VB Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
1 6 (30.00%) Web Services
2 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (25.00%) CAML
2 5 (25.00%) CSS
2 5 (25.00%) HTML
2 5 (25.00%) jQuery
3 4 (20.00%) Django
3 4 (20.00%) LAMP
3 4 (20.00%) LAPP Stack
3 4 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (5.00%) CSS3
4 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.00%) HTML5
4 1 (5.00%) J2EE
4 1 (5.00%) JSON
4 1 (5.00%) REST
4 1 (5.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (30.00%) VME
2 6 (30.00%) Windows
3 5 (25.00%) Mac OS X
3 5 (25.00%) Unix
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (35.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (30.00%) Migration
3 6 (30.00%) Project Management
3 6 (30.00%) TDD
3 6 (30.00%) Test Management
4 5 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (20.00%) Data Management
5 4 (20.00%) ITIL
5 4 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (20.00%) Web Design
6 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Open Source
7 2 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) C++
1 8 (40.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (30.00%) COBOL
3 6 (30.00%) Python
4 5 (25.00%) C#
4 5 (25.00%) FQL
4 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (25.00%) Ruby
4 5 (25.00%) VB
5 4 (20.00%) C
5 4 (20.00%) PHP
5 4 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 4 (20.00%) VBA
5 4 (20.00%) VBScript
6 1 (5.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (25.00%) BitLocker
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Micro Focus
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle
1 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (10.00%) Google
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) HP