The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Automation Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
North West / Manchester
Rank 80 95 88
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 13 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.97% 0.33% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.35% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Median daily rate £340 £315 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% +40.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1273 1714 1385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.79% 95.33% 95.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 986 797
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 49 51
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Tester across the Manchester region.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 24 (96.00%) Selenium
2 17 (68.00%) WebDriver
2 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (60.00%) Python
4 13 (52.00%) Java
5 12 (48.00%) Cucumber
6 11 (44.00%) TDD
7 8 (32.00%) Gherkin
7 8 (32.00%) BDD
8 7 (28.00%) Jenkins
8 7 (28.00%) Automation Testing
8 7 (28.00%) C#
9 6 (24.00%) QA
9 6 (24.00%) Automated Testing
9 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
9 6 (24.00%) GitHub
10 5 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (20.00%) XML
10 5 (20.00%) ISEB
11 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
12 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
12 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
12 3 (12.00%) Retail
13 2 (8.00%) Ruby
13 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
13 2 (8.00%) JMeter
13 2 (8.00%) Scrum
13 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
13 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
13 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration

Automation Tester Skill Set
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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 24 (96.00%) Selenium
2 17 (68.00%) WebDriver
3 12 (48.00%) Cucumber
4 7 (28.00%) Jenkins
5 5 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
7 2 (8.00%) JMeter
7 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
7 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
8 1 (4.00%) IntelliJ
8 1 (4.00%) JIRA
8 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
8 1 (4.00%) Log4j
8 1 (4.00%) PhantomJS
8 1 (4.00%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (4.00%) TestNG
8 1 (4.00%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (12.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) Gherkin
2 5 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) Node.js
3 1 (4.00%) REST
3 1 (4.00%) RESTful
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) TDD
3 8 (32.00%) BDD
4 7 (28.00%) Automation Testing
5 6 (24.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Scrum
9 1 (4.00%) Functional Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Kanban
9 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
9 1 (4.00%) QA Automation
9 1 (4.00%) Security Testing
9 1 (4.00%) System Integration Testing
9 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) Python
2 13 (52.00%) Java
3 7 (28.00%) C#
4 2 (8.00%) Ruby
5 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.00%) C++
5 1 (4.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) HP