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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
North West / Manchester
Rank 63 73 85
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +12
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 27 34 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.01% 1.79% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 2.16% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 5
Median daily rate £400 £300 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £350 £245
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £358
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +36.36%

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
1115 1575 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.90% 82.76% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 912 671
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 31
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +68.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 -6 4 £400 +21.02%
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 27 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (63.41%) Java
3 21 (51.22%) Selenium
4 15 (36.59%) Scrum
5 14 (34.15%) SQL
6 13 (31.71%) .NET
6 13 (31.71%) XML
6 13 (31.71%) Test Scripting
6 13 (31.71%) BDD
7 12 (29.27%) QA
8 11 (26.83%) TDD
8 11 (26.83%) Unit Testing
8 11 (26.83%) Manual Testing
9 10 (24.39%) Android
10 8 (19.51%) E-Commerce
10 8 (19.51%) Android Development
10 8 (19.51%) Defect Management
11 7 (17.07%) Git (software)
11 7 (17.07%) Subversion
11 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
11 7 (17.07%) Security Testing
11 7 (17.07%) JIRA
12 6 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (14.63%) Usability Testing
12 6 (14.63%) Performance Testing
12 6 (14.63%) Workflow
12 6 (14.63%) HTTP
12 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
12 6 (14.63%) PL/SQL
12 6 (14.63%) JUnit

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 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) Jetty
2 1 (2.44%) Mongrel
2 1 (2.44%) nginx
2 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.88%) PaaS
2 2 (4.88%) SaaS
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.44%) Google App Engine
3 1 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) HTTP
2 5 (12.20%) Internet
2 5 (12.20%) LDAP
3 1 (2.44%) DHCP
3 1 (2.44%) DNS
3 1 (2.44%) FTP
3 1 (2.44%) IPsec
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (51.22%) Selenium
2 7 (17.07%) Git (software)
2 7 (17.07%) JIRA
2 7 (17.07%) Subversion
3 6 (14.63%) JUnit
4 4 (9.76%) Xcode
5 3 (7.32%) TestComplete
6 2 (4.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (4.88%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.88%) Mercurial
6 2 (4.88%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.44%) Calabash
7 1 (2.44%) Hudson
7 1 (2.44%) JMeter
7 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.44%) Robotium
7 1 (2.44%) Travis CI
7 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (9.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.44%) Advertising
2 1 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Developer
2 7 (17.07%) Android Developer
2 7 (17.07%) QA Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Automation Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Consultant
3 6 (14.63%) QA Automation Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Test Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Tester
4 5 (12.20%) Java Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Agile Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Automation Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Objective-C Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Automation Tester
6 3 (7.32%) Java Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Java Mobile Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Mobile Developer
6 3 (7.32%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (31.71%) .NET
1 13 (31.71%) XML
2 6 (14.63%) AngularJS
3 5 (12.20%) JSON
3 5 (12.20%) REST
3 5 (12.20%) Web Services
4 4 (9.76%) Cocoa
4 4 (9.76%) RESTful
4 4 (9.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.88%) Aurelia
5 2 (4.88%) Backbone.js
5 2 (4.88%) Durandal
5 2 (4.88%) EJS
5 2 (4.88%) Gherkin
5 2 (4.88%) Jinja
5 2 (4.88%) jQuery
5 2 (4.88%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (4.88%) Pug
5 2 (4.88%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Mobile App
2 4 (9.76%) Web 2.0
3 3 (7.32%) User Experience
4 2 (4.88%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.44%) iPhone
5 1 (2.44%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Android
2 5 (12.20%) Apple iOS
3 3 (7.32%) Windows
4 2 (4.88%) Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (36.59%) Scrum
3 13 (31.71%) BDD
3 13 (31.71%) Test Scripting
4 11 (26.83%) Manual Testing
4 11 (26.83%) TDD
4 11 (26.83%) Unit Testing
5 8 (19.51%) Android Development
5 8 (19.51%) Defect Management
5 8 (19.51%) E-Commerce
6 7 (17.07%) Security Testing
6 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
7 6 (14.63%) High Availability
7 6 (14.63%) Performance Testing
7 6 (14.63%) QA Automation
7 6 (14.63%) Usability Testing
7 6 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (14.63%) Workflow
8 5 (12.20%) Automation Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (63.41%) Java
2 14 (34.15%) SQL
3 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
3 6 (14.63%) PL/SQL
4 5 (12.20%) Objective-C
5 4 (9.76%) Apple Swift
6 3 (7.32%) C#
6 3 (7.32%) Python
6 3 (7.32%) VBScript
7 2 (4.88%) PHP
7 2 (4.88%) Ruby
7 2 (4.88%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.44%) ANSI SQL
8 1 (2.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) ISEB
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (29.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) ServiceNow
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) Google
3 1 (2.44%) Twitter
3 1 (2.44%) VMware
3 1 (2.44%) Xamarin
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