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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 76 71 87
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 7 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.53% 0.49% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.68% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.57% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £34.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+131.88% -13.75%
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
973 876 943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.32% 72.10% 65.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 467 476
Average daily rate £340 £333 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% +3.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 44 47
Average hourly rate £15.75 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Stockport - - - - 3
Wigan - - - -
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (64.29%) Cucumber
2 6 (42.86%) Apple iOS
2 6 (42.86%) Android
3 5 (35.71%) TDD
3 5 (35.71%) Dependency Injection
3 5 (35.71%) OOP
3 5 (35.71%) Objective-C
3 5 (35.71%) BDD
3 5 (35.71%) Calabash
3 5 (35.71%) iOS Development
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 4 (28.57%) Pair Programming
4 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 4 (28.57%) Selenium
5 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
6 2 (14.29%) Java
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) Subversion
6 2 (14.29%) iPad
6 2 (14.29%) iPhone
6 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
7 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
7 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
7 1 (7.14%) ISTQB

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (7.14%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Cucumber
2 5 (35.71%) Calabash
3 4 (28.57%) Selenium
4 2 (14.29%) Subversion
4 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (7.14%) JIRA
5 1 (7.14%) Bugzilla
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Tester
1 5 (35.71%) iOS Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Lead Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Automated Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Automated Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) iPad
1 2 (14.29%) iPhone
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Apple iOS
1 6 (42.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) TDD
1 5 (35.71%) Dependency Injection
1 5 (35.71%) OOP
1 5 (35.71%) BDD
1 5 (35.71%) iOS Development
2 4 (28.57%) Scrum
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 4 (28.57%) Pair Programming
2 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.14%) UML
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) Six Sigma
4 1 (7.14%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Objective-C
2 2 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center