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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 101 101 81
Rank change year-on-year
0 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 5 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.27% 0.060% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.063% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 7
Median daily rate £320 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -21.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £329 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £170.00 - -
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
1742 1588 1316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.83% 95.20% 93.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1013 835 686
Median daily rate £388 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 60 65
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% -8.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.42 £10.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £20.75 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 1 £365 -
Automation Tester
North West

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 12 (100.00%) Selenium
2 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) TDD
3 7 (58.33%) Automation Testing
4 6 (50.00%) BDD
4 6 (50.00%) Java
5 5 (41.67%) JIRA
6 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
6 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
7 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
8 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
8 2 (16.67%) Finance
8 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
9 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
9 1 (8.33%) Banking
9 1 (8.33%) Retail
9 1 (8.33%) SQL
9 1 (8.33%) .NET
9 1 (8.33%) SOAP
9 1 (8.33%) TestComplete
9 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
9 1 (8.33%) QA
9 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
9 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
9 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
9 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
9 1 (8.33%) User Stories

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:

Development Applications
1 12 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) JIRA
3 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (8.33%) Appium
4 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (8.33%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Automation Testing
2 7 (58.33%) TDD
3 6 (50.00%) BDD
4 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 1 (8.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
6 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) User Stories
6 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA