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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
North West / Manchester
Rank 66 76 92
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +16
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 26 28 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.97% 1.55% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 1.82% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 3
Median daily rate £340 £318 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% -36.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £44.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+27.10% +35.60%

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
1091 1535 1185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.46% 84.85% 78.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 897 704
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 41 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% +51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -5 5 £400 +60.00% 5
Stockport - 1 - - 2
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 (69.23%) Selenium
2 26 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (58.97%) Java
4 15 (38.46%) QA
5 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 13 (33.33%) .NET
5 13 (33.33%) Scrum
6 12 (30.77%) SQL
6 12 (30.77%) XML
6 12 (30.77%) TDD
7 9 (23.08%) Unit Testing
7 9 (23.08%) Manual Testing
7 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
8 8 (20.51%) BDD
8 8 (20.51%) Defect Management
9 7 (17.95%) DevOps
9 7 (17.95%) AngularJS
9 7 (17.95%) ITIL
9 7 (17.95%) Workflow
9 7 (17.95%) Security Testing
9 7 (17.95%) JIRA
10 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (15.38%) Usability Testing
10 6 (15.38%) Performance Testing
10 6 (15.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (15.38%) PRINCE2
10 6 (15.38%) PL/SQL
10 6 (15.38%) LDAP
10 6 (15.38%) Identity Management
10 6 (15.38%) High Availability

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 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) IIS
2 1 (2.56%) Jetty
2 1 (2.56%) Mongrel
2 1 (2.56%) nginx
2 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (7.69%) PaaS
2 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.13%) SaaS
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (2.56%) Google App Engine
3 1 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) LDAP
2 1 (2.56%) DHCP
2 1 (2.56%) DNS
2 1 (2.56%) FTP
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) IPsec
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Big Data
2 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (69.23%) Selenium
2 7 (17.95%) JIRA
3 6 (15.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (15.38%) Cucumber
4 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.13%) gulp
5 2 (5.13%) Mercurial
5 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.13%) Subversion
5 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.56%) JMeter
6 1 (2.56%) JProfiler
6 1 (2.56%) JUnit
6 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.56%) TestComplete
6 1 (2.56%) Travis CI
6 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (2.56%) Advertising
1 1 (2.56%) Banking
1 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Developer
2 9 (23.08%) Tester
3 7 (17.95%) Automation Tester
3 7 (17.95%) QA Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Automation Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Consultant
4 6 (15.38%) QA Automation Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Java Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (10.26%) Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Automation Consultant
6 4 (10.26%) ServiceNow Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Agile Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Android Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (33.33%) .NET
2 12 (30.77%) XML
3 7 (17.95%) AngularJS
4 5 (12.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (12.82%) Web Services
5 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
5 4 (10.26%) CSS
5 4 (10.26%) jQuery
5 4 (10.26%) Sass
6 2 (5.13%) .NET Core
6 2 (5.13%) Aurelia
6 2 (5.13%) Backbone.js
6 2 (5.13%) Durandal
6 2 (5.13%) EJS
6 2 (5.13%) Gherkin
6 2 (5.13%) Jinja
6 2 (5.13%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (5.13%) LESS
6 2 (5.13%) Pug
6 2 (5.13%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Web 2.0
2 2 (5.13%) Data Structures
2 2 (5.13%) User Experience
3 1 (2.56%) iPhone
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Android
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (33.33%) Scrum
2 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 12 (30.77%) TDD
4 9 (23.08%) Manual Testing
4 9 (23.08%) Unit Testing
5 8 (20.51%) BDD
5 8 (20.51%) Defect Management
6 7 (17.95%) DevOps
6 7 (17.95%) ITIL
6 7 (17.95%) Security Testing
6 7 (17.95%) Workflow
7 6 (15.38%) High Availability
7 6 (15.38%) Identity Management
7 6 (15.38%) Issue Tracking
7 6 (15.38%) Performance Testing
7 6 (15.38%) PRINCE2
7 6 (15.38%) QA Automation
7 6 (15.38%) Usability Testing
7 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (58.97%) Java
2 12 (30.77%) SQL
3 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 6 (15.38%) PL/SQL
5 5 (12.82%) C#
6 3 (7.69%) Python
7 2 (5.13%) PHP
7 2 (5.13%) Ruby
7 2 (5.13%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.56%) ANSI SQL
8 1 (2.56%) Scala
8 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) ISEB
2 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (38.46%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Docker
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.13%) Puppet
2 1 (2.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) ServiceNow
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) Google
3 1 (2.56%) VMware
3 1 (2.56%) Xamarin
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