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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 85 78 73
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 21 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.11% 0.61% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 0.79% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 5
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£388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £80.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-46.87% +135.29%
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
1467 1009 889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 77.33% 76.38% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 607 472
Average daily rate £395 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 26 46
Average hourly rate £33.64 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.00% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £28.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 1 - - 7
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) QA
3 11 (42.31%) Java
4 10 (38.46%) Windows
5 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 8 (30.77%) ISEB
5 8 (30.77%) .NET
6 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
6 7 (26.92%) Jenkins
6 7 (26.92%) Software Delivery
7 6 (23.08%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (23.08%) DevOps
7 6 (23.08%) Puppet
7 6 (23.08%) nginx
7 6 (23.08%) Unit Testing
7 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (23.08%) Jetty
7 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (23.08%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (23.08%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (23.08%) Google App Engine
7 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (23.08%) J2EE
7 6 (23.08%) IIS
7 6 (23.08%) Servlets
7 6 (23.08%) DNS
7 6 (23.08%) Linux
7 6 (23.08%) Tomcat

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 6 (23.08%) IIS
1 6 (23.08%) Tomcat
1 6 (23.08%) WebSphere
1 6 (23.08%) Jetty
1 6 (23.08%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) Maya
2 2 (7.69%) 3ds Max
2 2 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (7.69%) CINEMA 4D
2 2 (7.69%) MODO
2 2 (7.69%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (23.08%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (23.08%) Google App Engine
1 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (23.08%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) DHCP
1 6 (23.08%) FTP
1 6 (23.08%) HTTP
1 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
1 6 (23.08%) DNS
1 6 (23.08%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Jenkins
2 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
2 4 (15.38%) Selenium
3 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
3 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (7.69%) SpecFlow
4 2 (7.69%) Rational Performance Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 2 (7.69%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.85%) Subversion
5 1 (3.85%) Toad
5 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.85%) FitNesse
5 1 (3.85%) Mercurial
5 1 (3.85%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Developer
1 6 (23.08%) Senior Consultant
1 6 (23.08%) Consultant
1 6 (23.08%) DevOps Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Test Leader
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Test Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (3.85%) Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (3.85%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) .NET
2 6 (23.08%) J2EE
2 6 (23.08%) Servlets
3 5 (19.23%) CSS
3 5 (19.23%) HTML5
3 5 (19.23%) CSS3
3 5 (19.23%) HTML
4 4 (15.38%) jQuery
4 4 (15.38%) Backbone.js
4 4 (15.38%) Ember.js
4 4 (15.38%) AngularJS
4 4 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (11.54%) Ajax
5 3 (11.54%) JSON
5 3 (11.54%) SOAP
5 3 (11.54%) XML
5 3 (11.54%) XSL
6 2 (7.69%) XSLT
6 2 (7.69%) Gherkin
7 1 (3.85%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.85%) User Experience
2 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Linux
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Mobile
3 3 (11.54%) Android
3 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
2 7 (26.92%) Software Delivery
3 6 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (23.08%) DevOps
3 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
3 6 (23.08%) Scrum
3 6 (23.08%) Unit Testing
4 5 (19.23%) TDD
4 5 (19.23%) Manual Testing
5 4 (15.38%) System Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Test Management
5 4 (15.38%) Web Development
6 3 (11.54%) Integration Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
6 3 (11.54%) ITIL
6 3 (11.54%) Pair Programming
6 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
6 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) Java
2 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
2 5 (19.23%) C#
3 3 (11.54%) Objective-C
4 2 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) ISEB
2 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (53.85%) QA
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) Puppet
1 6 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) VMware
2 6 (23.08%) Google
3 2 (7.69%) IBM
3 2 (7.69%) Green Hat
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) Twitter
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