The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Test Automation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Engineer
North West / Manchester
Rank 91 97 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 2 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.15% 0.61% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 0
Median daily rate £331 £340 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.57% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+58.17% -22.66%

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
1264 1709 1403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.75% 95.21% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 984 810
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 49 57
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.11 £48.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

Test Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Test Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Test Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Test Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, Test Automation Engineer 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 Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Finance

Test Automation Engineer 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 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) API Testing
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP