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 29 June 2016 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 93 94 77
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 11 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.62% 0.066% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.069% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 7
Median daily rate £416 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.36% -21.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Automation Tester
North West

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
1699 1451 1219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.13% 95.65% 96.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1010 855 646
Median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 63 62
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.87 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.27% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £23.00 £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, 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 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 8 (50.00%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) Java
4 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) WebDriver
4 6 (37.50%) Automation Testing
5 5 (31.25%) BDD
5 5 (31.25%) JIRA
6 4 (25.00%) TDD
7 3 (18.75%) SQL
7 3 (18.75%) .NET
8 2 (12.50%) QA
8 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
8 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
8 2 (12.50%) QA Automation
8 2 (12.50%) C#
9 1 (6.25%) Appium
9 1 (6.25%) Defect Management
9 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (6.25%) User Stories
9 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
9 1 (6.25%) Performance Improvement
9 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Test Management
9 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
9 1 (6.25%) MySQL
9 1 (6.25%) XML

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 6 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 5 (31.25%) JIRA
4 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 1 (6.25%) Appium
5 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (37.50%) Automation Testing
2 5 (31.25%) BDD
3 4 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 2 (12.50%) QA Automation
4 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Defect Management
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA