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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 90 90 77
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 14 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.77% 0.42% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.55% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 11
Average daily rate £340 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.68% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +7.14%
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
1479 1271 1036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.67% 76.66% 75.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 684 543
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 29 39
Average hourly rate £18.99 £16.16 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.46% -7.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.00 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 26 (55.32%) Selenium
2 21 (44.68%) Test Scripting
2 21 (44.68%) .NET
3 17 (36.17%) C#
3 17 (36.17%) Java
4 16 (34.04%) Unit Testing
5 14 (29.79%) XML
6 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (25.53%) QA
7 12 (25.53%) BDD
8 11 (23.40%) Games
9 10 (21.28%) C++
9 10 (21.28%) Use Case
9 10 (21.28%) .NET Framework
9 10 (21.28%) Translating Business Requirements
10 9 (19.15%) TDD
10 9 (19.15%) WCF
10 9 (19.15%) JSON
10 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
10 9 (19.15%) SOAP
10 9 (19.15%) OOP
10 9 (19.15%) OO
10 9 (19.15%) Configuration Management
11 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
11 8 (17.02%) Manual Testing
11 8 (17.02%) JIRA
12 7 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (14.89%) Regression Testing
12 7 (14.89%) Finance
12 7 (14.89%) Defect Management

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (4.26%) CMS
1 2 (4.26%) IIS
1 2 (4.26%) Jetty
1 2 (4.26%) nginx
1 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
1 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.13%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.13%) Drupal
2 1 (2.13%) GeoServer
2 1 (2.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.26%) Google App Engine
2 2 (4.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) DHCP
1 2 (4.26%) DNS
1 2 (4.26%) FTP
1 2 (4.26%) HTTP
1 2 (4.26%) IPsec
1 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.13%) GIS
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (55.32%) Selenium
2 8 (17.02%) JIRA
3 3 (6.38%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.26%) Appium
4 2 (4.26%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (4.26%) Toad
4 2 (4.26%) Travis CI
4 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.26%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.13%) TestComplete
General
1 11 (23.40%) Games
2 7 (14.89%) Finance
3 4 (8.51%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Online Betting
4 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Test Automation Engineer
1 13 (27.66%) Test Engineer
2 11 (23.40%) Analyst
2 11 (23.40%) Developer
2 11 (23.40%) Test Analyst
3 10 (21.28%) C# Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Tester
5 4 (8.51%) QA Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Applications Developer
6 3 (6.38%) C# Application Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) QA Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Real Time Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Web Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Agile Tester
7 2 (4.26%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (44.68%) .NET
2 14 (29.79%) XML
3 10 (21.28%) .NET Framework
4 9 (19.15%) JSON
4 9 (19.15%) SOAP
4 9 (19.15%) WCF
5 2 (4.26%) J2EE
5 2 (4.26%) Servlets
5 2 (4.26%) WPF
6 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.13%) Backbone.js
6 1 (2.13%) CSS
6 1 (2.13%) CSS3
6 1 (2.13%) Django
6 1 (2.13%) Ember.js
6 1 (2.13%) HTML
6 1 (2.13%) React
6 1 (2.13%) Web Services
6 1 (2.13%) WinForms
6 1 (2.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
1 4 (8.51%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.13%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.13%) NHS
2 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (44.68%) Test Scripting
2 16 (34.04%) Unit Testing
3 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (25.53%) BDD
5 10 (21.28%) Translating Business Requirements
5 10 (21.28%) Use Case
6 9 (19.15%) Configuration Management
6 9 (19.15%) OO
6 9 (19.15%) OOP
6 9 (19.15%) TDD
6 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
7 8 (17.02%) Manual Testing
8 7 (14.89%) Defect Management
8 7 (14.89%) Regression Testing
8 7 (14.89%) SDLC
8 7 (14.89%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (12.77%) QA Automation
10 5 (10.64%) Automation Testing
10 5 (10.64%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) C#
1 17 (36.17%) Java
2 10 (21.28%) C++
3 6 (12.77%) SQL
4 3 (6.38%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.13%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.13%) PHP
6 1 (2.13%) Python
6 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Degree
1 4 (8.51%) HND
2 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.13%) ISEB
3 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.53%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) HP
2 3 (6.38%) Telerik
3 2 (4.26%) Google
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) VMware
4 1 (2.13%) ESRI