The first table below looks at the demand for the Automation Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 81 - 91
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.16% - 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% - 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £301 £270
% change year-on-year
+7.32% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1178 1059 1258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.31% 93.55% 90.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 527 609
Average daily rate £336 £333 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +10.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 85 105
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% -20.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Automation Tester
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Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Tester in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center