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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 77 84 75
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 25 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.35% 0.99% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.29% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 9
Median daily rate £325 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £460 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.31 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+48.27% +1.26%
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
1487 1244 942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.33% 76.79% 74.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 903 762 532
Median daily rate £400 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 31
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 5 £420 -
Stockport -10 4 £250 -
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (44.74%) Java
3 14 (36.84%) .NET
3 14 (36.84%) Selenium
4 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
4 12 (31.58%) BDD
4 12 (31.58%) Jenkins
5 11 (28.95%) Unit Testing
5 11 (28.95%) TDD
6 10 (26.32%) CSS
7 9 (23.68%) C#
7 9 (23.68%) OOP
7 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
8 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (21.05%) JSON
8 8 (21.05%) XML
8 8 (21.05%) JUnit
9 7 (18.42%) Linux
9 7 (18.42%) CMS
9 7 (18.42%) Scrum
9 7 (18.42%) HTML
9 7 (18.42%) Tomcat
9 7 (18.42%) JIRA
9 7 (18.42%) Content Management
9 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
10 6 (15.79%) .NET Framework
10 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
10 6 (15.79%) Web Services
10 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
10 6 (15.79%) MVC

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (18.42%) CMS
1 7 (18.42%) Tomcat
2 4 (10.53%) Drupal
2 4 (10.53%) JBoss
3 3 (7.89%) ArcGIS
3 3 (7.89%) GeoServer
3 3 (7.89%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (5.26%) IIS
4 2 (5.26%) Jetty
4 2 (5.26%) nginx
4 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.63%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (5.26%) Google App Engine
2 2 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) HTTP
2 4 (10.53%) Internet
3 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.26%) DHCP
4 2 (5.26%) DNS
4 2 (5.26%) FTP
4 2 (5.26%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.89%) GIS
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.63%) MySQL
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Selenium
2 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 12 (31.58%) Jenkins
3 8 (21.05%) JUnit
4 7 (18.42%) JIRA
5 5 (13.16%) Subversion
6 4 (10.53%) Eclipse
6 4 (10.53%) Maven
6 4 (10.53%) SonarQube
7 3 (7.89%) Calabash
7 3 (7.89%) Hudson
7 3 (7.89%) Robotium
7 3 (7.89%) TeamCity
8 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
8 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
8 2 (5.26%) Travis CI
9 1 (2.63%) Burp Suite
9 1 (2.63%) Jasmine
9 1 (2.63%) JsTestDriver
9 1 (2.63%) QUnit
General
1 4 (10.53%) Games
1 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Online Betting
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Developer
2 8 (21.05%) Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Test Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Consultant
4 5 (13.16%) Java Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Software Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Test Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Web Consultant
5 4 (10.53%) Java Software Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Senior Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Senior Java Software Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Senior Software Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Applications Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Applications Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) C# Application Developer
6 3 (7.89%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (36.84%) .NET
2 10 (26.32%) CSS
3 8 (21.05%) JSON
3 8 (21.05%) XML
4 7 (18.42%) HTML
5 6 (15.79%) .NET Framework
5 6 (15.79%) Web Services
6 5 (13.16%) HTML5
6 5 (13.16%) REST
7 4 (10.53%) AngularJS
7 4 (10.53%) CSS3
7 4 (10.53%) GWT
7 4 (10.53%) Node.js
7 4 (10.53%) SOAP
7 4 (10.53%) WCF
8 3 (7.89%) Backbone.js
8 3 (7.89%) Ember.js
8 3 (7.89%) React
9 2 (5.26%) J2EE
9 2 (5.26%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) User Experience
2 4 (10.53%) SCADA
3 3 (7.89%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (7.89%) Streaming Media
4 1 (2.63%) Animation
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) iPad
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Linux
2 5 (13.16%) Windows
3 4 (10.53%) Android
3 4 (10.53%) Apple iOS
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) BDD
3 11 (28.95%) TDD
3 11 (28.95%) Unit Testing
4 9 (23.68%) OOP
4 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
5 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (18.42%) Content Management
6 7 (18.42%) Scrum
6 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
7 6 (15.79%) Coaching
7 6 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
7 6 (15.79%) MVC
8 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
8 5 (13.16%) OO
8 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
9 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
9 4 (10.53%) Use Case
9 4 (10.53%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) Java
2 9 (23.68%) C#
3 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.53%) C++
4 4 (10.53%) Objective-C
4 4 (10.53%) PHP
5 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) ISEB
1 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) ESRI
2 3 (7.89%) Sitecore
3 2 (5.26%) Google
3 2 (5.26%) VMware
4 1 (2.63%) hybris
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle
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