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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 86 79 70
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 8 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.53% 0.31% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.44% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +18.46%
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
1132 916 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 75.17% 72.07% 72.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 491 398
Average daily rate £370 £340 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 31 37
Average hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 2 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 2 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
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
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Bolton - 2 £220 -
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 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 10 (66.67%) QA
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) ISEB
4 6 (40.00%) Java
4 6 (40.00%) Scrum
4 6 (40.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 5 (33.33%) C#
5 5 (33.33%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) Python
5 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (26.67%) SoapUI
6 4 (26.67%) SOAP
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
7 3 (20.00%) HP
7 3 (20.00%) System Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Time Management
7 3 (20.00%) JIRA
7 3 (20.00%) TDD
7 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (20.00%) Perl
7 3 (20.00%) Linux
7 3 (20.00%) OO
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle
7 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (20.00%) Workflow
7 3 (20.00%) Eclipse
7 3 (20.00%) Puppet

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Photoshop
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) Maya
1 2 (13.33%) 3ds Max
1 2 (13.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (13.33%) CINEMA 4D
1 2 (13.33%) MODO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) SoapUI
2 3 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (20.00%) JIRA
2 3 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (13.33%) Selenium
4 1 (6.67%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Test Leader
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) QA Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) SOAP
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) XML
2 2 (13.33%) XSL
2 2 (13.33%) CSS
2 2 (13.33%) Ajax
2 2 (13.33%) JSON
2 2 (13.33%) jQuery
2 2 (13.33%) HTML5
2 2 (13.33%) CSS3
2 2 (13.33%) Backbone.js
2 2 (13.33%) Ember.js
2 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
2 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (6.67%) XSLT
3 1 (6.67%) J2EE
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (13.33%) Android
3 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Scrum
2 6 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) SDLC
4 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (20.00%) System Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Time Management
4 3 (20.00%) OO
4 3 (20.00%) Workflow
4 3 (20.00%) TDD
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Pair Programming
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) Kanban
5 2 (13.33%) Web Development
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (13.33%) Mobile Development
5 2 (13.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (33.33%) Python
2 5 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (20.00%) Perl
4 2 (13.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) ISEB
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
3 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
1 3 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Green Hat
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
Stockport
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Rate: to £30k DOE
Posted: 6 days ago