The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 76 87 66
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -21
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 30 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.63% 0.21% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 0.28% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 2 13
Average daily rate £300 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £470 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1501 1083 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.71% 77.47% 76.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 666 460
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 33
Average hourly rate £29.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.57% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Manchester region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Manchester region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 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
Oldham - 5 £298 -
Salford - 2 £290 -
Wigan - 1 £240 - 1
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 25 (47.17%) Selenium
2 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (39.62%) .NET
4 20 (37.74%) Java
4 20 (37.74%) Test Scripting
5 17 (32.08%) QA
6 16 (30.19%) Microsoft
7 15 (28.30%) C#
8 13 (24.53%) Unit Testing
9 11 (20.75%) Games
10 10 (18.87%) Regression Testing
10 10 (18.87%) XML
10 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (16.98%) JIRA
11 9 (16.98%) Configuration Management
11 9 (16.98%) Automation Testing
12 8 (15.09%) Manual Testing
12 8 (15.09%) Test Automation
12 8 (15.09%) BDD
13 7 (13.21%) Integration Testing
13 7 (13.21%) .NET Framework
13 7 (13.21%) Software Testing
13 7 (13.21%) TDD
13 7 (13.21%) Finance
13 7 (13.21%) SQL
13 7 (13.21%) Windows
13 7 (13.21%) Software Delivery
13 7 (13.21%) Functional Testing
13 7 (13.21%) Defect Management
13 7 (13.21%) QA Automation

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (9.43%) IIS
1 5 (9.43%) Jetty
1 5 (9.43%) nginx
1 5 (9.43%) Tomcat
1 5 (9.43%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.66%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (9.43%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (9.43%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (9.43%) Google App Engine
1 5 (9.43%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) DHCP
1 5 (9.43%) DNS
1 5 (9.43%) FTP
1 5 (9.43%) HTTP
1 5 (9.43%) IPsec
1 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (47.17%) Selenium
2 9 (16.98%) JIRA
3 6 (11.32%) Cucumber
4 5 (9.43%) Jenkins
4 5 (9.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (7.55%) Toad
5 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
6 3 (5.66%) Appium
6 3 (5.66%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.77%) HP UFT
7 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.89%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.89%) Maven
8 1 (1.89%) PhantomJS
8 1 (1.89%) TestComplete
General
1 11 (20.75%) Games
2 7 (13.21%) Finance
3 5 (9.43%) Banking
4 2 (3.77%) Legal
5 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Analyst
1 14 (26.42%) Test Analyst
2 10 (18.87%) Test Engineer
3 9 (16.98%) Tester
4 7 (13.21%) Automation Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) C# Developer
4 7 (13.21%) Developer
5 6 (11.32%) QA Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) QA Test Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Consultant
6 5 (9.43%) DevOps Consultant
6 5 (9.43%) Senior Consultant
6 5 (9.43%) Senior DevOps Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) Agile Tester
7 3 (5.66%) Automated Test Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) QA Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) QA Tester
7 3 (5.66%) Real Time Developer
7 3 (5.66%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (39.62%) .NET
2 10 (18.87%) XML
3 7 (13.21%) .NET Framework
4 5 (9.43%) J2EE
4 5 (9.43%) JSON
4 5 (9.43%) Servlets
4 5 (9.43%) SOAP
4 5 (9.43%) WCF
5 2 (3.77%) Velocity
6 1 (1.89%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.89%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.89%) WinForms
6 1 (1.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Computer Science
1 5 (9.43%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.74%) Test Scripting
3 13 (24.53%) Unit Testing
4 10 (18.87%) Regression Testing
4 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (16.98%) Automation Testing
5 9 (16.98%) Configuration Management
6 8 (15.09%) BDD
6 8 (15.09%) Manual Testing
6 8 (15.09%) Test Automation
7 7 (13.21%) Defect Management
7 7 (13.21%) Functional Testing
7 7 (13.21%) Integration Testing
7 7 (13.21%) QA Automation
7 7 (13.21%) Software Delivery
7 7 (13.21%) Software Testing
7 7 (13.21%) TDD
8 6 (11.32%) Translating Business Requirements
8 6 (11.32%) Use Case
9 5 (9.43%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.74%) Java
2 15 (28.30%) C#
3 7 (13.21%) SQL
4 6 (11.32%) C++
5 3 (5.66%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.89%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.89%) VB
7 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Degree
2 5 (9.43%) HND
2 5 (9.43%) ISEB
2 5 (9.43%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (32.08%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) ISO26262
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (9.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (30.19%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.43%) Google
2 5 (9.43%) Oracle
2 5 (9.43%) VMware
3 4 (7.55%) HP
4 3 (5.66%) Telerik
Manchester
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