The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 72 75 85
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 10 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.79% 0.54% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.73% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 2
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£338 £325 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £286
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
882 823 923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 69.61% 73.81% 66.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 443 466
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 44
Average hourly rate £15.79 £17.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.77% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Automated Testing
North West

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - -
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 10 (45.45%) Cucumber
2 8 (36.36%) Selenium
3 7 (31.82%) Java
4 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 5 (22.73%) Scrum
5 5 (22.73%) TDD
5 5 (22.73%) Apple iOS
5 5 (22.73%) Android
6 4 (18.18%) Dependency Injection
6 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
6 4 (18.18%) Grails
6 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Groovy
6 4 (18.18%) Calabash
6 4 (18.18%) BDD
6 4 (18.18%) iOS Development
6 4 (18.18%) Subversion
6 4 (18.18%) Spring
6 4 (18.18%) Hibernate
6 4 (18.18%) Objective-C
6 4 (18.18%) MVC
6 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
6 4 (18.18%) JSP
6 4 (18.18%) Linux
6 4 (18.18%) ISEB
6 4 (18.18%) OOP
6 4 (18.18%) Eclipse
7 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Cucumber
2 8 (36.36%) Selenium
3 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 4 (18.18%) Calabash
3 4 (18.18%) Subversion
3 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 4 (18.18%) Eclipse
4 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (9.09%) JUnit
4 2 (9.09%) Toad
5 1 (4.55%) Bugzilla
5 1 (4.55%) JIRA
5 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Tester
1 8 (36.36%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Test Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) iOS Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Software Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Lead Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Automated Test Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Software Tester
6 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Java Software Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Automated Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Grails
1 4 (18.18%) Spring
1 4 (18.18%) Hibernate
1 4 (18.18%) JSP
2 3 (13.64%) Web Services
3 2 (9.09%) WCF
3 2 (9.09%) EDIFACT
3 2 (9.09%) XML
3 2 (9.09%) .NET
3 2 (9.09%) EDI
4 1 (4.55%) J2EE
4 1 (4.55%) SOAP
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) TRADACOMS
1 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.55%) SCADA
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) iPad
2 1 (4.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Apple iOS
1 5 (22.73%) Android
2 4 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 5 (22.73%) Scrum
2 5 (22.73%) TDD
3 4 (18.18%) Dependency Injection
3 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (18.18%) BDD
3 4 (18.18%) iOS Development
3 4 (18.18%) MVC
3 4 (18.18%) OOP
4 3 (13.64%) SOA
4 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
4 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Pair Programming
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.09%) Test Management
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) Groovy
2 4 (18.18%) Objective-C
3 2 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) JBoss
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