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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 82 73 75
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 16 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.99% 0.79% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.09% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +21.53%
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
1216 921 838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 75.11% 72.63% 75.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 517 451
Average daily rate £388 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 30 33
Average hourly rate £19.50 £19.63 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £36.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 2 £220 -
Stockport - 1 - - 4
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) QA
3 10 (43.48%) Java
4 9 (39.13%) Scrum
5 8 (34.78%) C#
5 8 (34.78%) Windows
5 8 (34.78%) ISEB
6 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
6 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
7 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
8 5 (21.74%) Puppet
8 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
8 5 (21.74%) Linux
8 5 (21.74%) Python
8 5 (21.74%) TDD
9 4 (17.39%) HTML
9 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
9 4 (17.39%) .NET
9 4 (17.39%) CSS
9 4 (17.39%) SOAP
9 4 (17.39%) Selenium
9 4 (17.39%) HTML5
9 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
9 4 (17.39%) CSS3
10 3 (13.04%) MongoDB
10 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
10 3 (13.04%) Backbone.js
10 3 (13.04%) Ember.js
10 3 (13.04%) AngularJS

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 3 (13.04%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.70%) Jetty
2 2 (8.70%) nginx
2 2 (8.70%) IIS
2 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) Maya
2 2 (8.70%) 3ds Max
2 2 (8.70%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (8.70%) CINEMA 4D
2 2 (8.70%) MODO
2 2 (8.70%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (8.70%) Google App Engine
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.70%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) DHCP
1 2 (8.70%) FTP
1 2 (8.70%) HTTP
1 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.70%) DNS
1 2 (8.70%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) Hadoop
2 3 (13.04%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Selenium
1 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
2 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.04%) Eclipse
2 3 (13.04%) JIRA
2 3 (13.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (8.70%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.70%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.35%) FitNesse
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Developer
1 5 (21.74%) Test Engineer
1 5 (21.74%) Test Leader
2 3 (13.04%) Technical Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) QA Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Front-End Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Test Leader
3 2 (8.70%) Tester
3 2 (8.70%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) HTML
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
1 4 (17.39%) CSS
1 4 (17.39%) SOAP
1 4 (17.39%) HTML5
1 4 (17.39%) CSS3
2 3 (13.04%) Backbone.js
2 3 (13.04%) Ajax
2 3 (13.04%) JSON
2 3 (13.04%) jQuery
2 3 (13.04%) Ember.js
2 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
2 3 (13.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (13.04%) XML
2 3 (13.04%) XSL
2 3 (13.04%) J2EE
3 2 (8.70%) Servlets
3 2 (8.70%) XSLT
3 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Linux
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Mobile
3 3 (13.04%) Android
3 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Scrum
3 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
5 5 (21.74%) TDD
6 3 (13.04%) Pair Programming
6 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
6 3 (13.04%) ITIL
6 3 (13.04%) OO
6 3 (13.04%) Workflow
6 3 (13.04%) Web Development
6 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Test Management
6 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
6 3 (13.04%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (13.04%) System Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Time Management
6 3 (13.04%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Java
2 8 (34.78%) C#
3 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
4 5 (21.74%) Python
5 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
5 3 (13.04%) Objective-C
5 3 (13.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) ISEB
2 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
3 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (8.70%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (56.52%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Puppet
2 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
1 3 (13.04%) HP
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) IBM
2 2 (8.70%) Green Hat
2 2 (8.70%) VMware
2 2 (8.70%) Google
3 1 (4.35%) Twitter
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