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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 88 101 87
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 19 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.15% 0.26% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.27% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
Median daily rate £320 £319 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.39% +6.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.16% -
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
1555 1836 1372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.90% 94.11% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1030 1042 841
Median daily rate £400 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 70 69
Median hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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 24 (85.71%) Selenium
2 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (57.14%) WebDriver
4 14 (50.00%) Python
5 11 (39.29%) Automation Testing
5 11 (39.29%) Jenkins
5 11 (39.29%) Java
6 10 (35.71%) Test Automation
7 9 (32.14%) Cucumber
7 9 (32.14%) BDD
8 8 (28.57%) Gherkin
9 7 (25.00%) TDD
10 6 (21.43%) QA
10 6 (21.43%) C#
10 6 (21.43%) GitHub
11 5 (17.86%) JMeter
11 5 (17.86%) Scrum
12 4 (14.29%) Finance
12 4 (14.29%) ISEB
12 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
12 4 (14.29%) Security Testing
12 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (10.71%) Retail
13 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
13 3 (10.71%) SoapUI
13 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
13 3 (10.71%) JUnit
13 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
14 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
14 2 (7.14%) SQL

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 (21.43%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) GIS
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) QGIS
1 1 (3.57%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 24 (85.71%) Selenium
2 16 (57.14%) WebDriver
3 11 (39.29%) Jenkins
4 9 (32.14%) Cucumber
5 5 (17.86%) JMeter
6 3 (10.71%) JUnit
6 3 (10.71%) SoapUI
7 2 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (7.14%) JIRA
8 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
8 1 (3.57%) IntelliJ
8 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
8 1 (3.57%) Log4j
8 1 (3.57%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
8 1 (3.57%) TestNG
8 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
8 1 (3.57%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) Gherkin
2 2 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) PostGIS
3 1 (3.57%) REST
3 1 (3.57%) SOAP
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) NHS
1 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) Automation Testing
3 10 (35.71%) Test Automation
4 9 (32.14%) BDD
5 7 (25.00%) TDD
6 5 (17.86%) Scrum
7 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Security Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
8 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
9 2 (7.14%) Functional Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Migration
10 1 (3.57%) Non-Functional Testing
10 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (3.57%) User Stories
10 1 (3.57%) Validation
10 1 (3.57%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) Python
2 11 (39.29%) Java
3 6 (21.43%) C#
4 2 (7.14%) Ruby
4 2 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.57%) C++
5 1 (3.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) HP
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