The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 85 84 79
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 19 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.06% 0.42% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 0.55% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 1
Average daily rate £350 £290 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +5.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Test Automation
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1470 1089 910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.21% 76.85% 75.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 661 486
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £537 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 34
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £11.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Test Automation also 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 that cited Test Automation.

1 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (43.24%) BDD
3 15 (40.54%) Software Testing
4 14 (37.84%) TDD
4 14 (37.84%) SQL
5 13 (35.14%) Selenium
6 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
7 10 (27.03%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (27.03%) ISTQB
7 10 (27.03%) Scrum
7 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
8 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
8 9 (24.32%) QA
8 9 (24.32%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (24.32%) Performance Testing
9 8 (21.62%) Automated Testing
9 8 (21.62%) ISEB
9 8 (21.62%) Cucumber
10 6 (16.22%) Linux
10 6 (16.22%) Kanban
10 6 (16.22%) Defect Management
11 5 (13.51%) Public Cloud
11 5 (13.51%) System Integration Testing
11 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
11 5 (13.51%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (13.51%) Automation Testing
11 5 (13.51%) OWASP
11 5 (13.51%) Test Management
11 5 (13.51%) Ethical Hacking
11 5 (13.51%) JIRA

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Test Automation also 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 that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.11%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (35.14%) Selenium
2 8 (21.62%) Cucumber
3 5 (13.51%) HP UFT
3 5 (13.51%) JIRA
3 5 (13.51%) Visual Studio
4 3 (8.11%) eggPlant
4 3 (8.11%) JBehave
4 3 (8.11%) TestDirector
4 3 (8.11%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.41%) Toad
6 1 (2.70%) Calabash
6 1 (2.70%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Analyst
1 13 (35.14%) Test Analyst
2 7 (18.92%) Test Manager
3 5 (13.51%) Automation Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Automation Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Test Automation Manager
3 5 (13.51%) Test Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Agile Test Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Ethical Hacker
5 3 (8.11%) QA Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Tester
6 2 (5.41%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Manual Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Manager
6 2 (5.41%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
1 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) ADO.NET
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.70%) CSS
2 1 (2.70%) CSS3
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
2 1 (2.70%) HTML5
2 1 (2.70%) J2EE
2 1 (2.70%) jQuery
2 1 (2.70%) Modernizr
2 1 (2.70%) SOAP
2 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Public Cloud
2 3 (8.11%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.70%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) Android
4 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (43.24%) BDD
3 15 (40.54%) Software Testing
4 14 (37.84%) TDD
5 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
6 10 (27.03%) Scrum
7 9 (24.32%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (24.32%) Performance Testing
8 8 (21.62%) Automated Testing
9 6 (16.22%) Defect Management
9 6 (16.22%) Kanban
10 5 (13.51%) Automation Testing
10 5 (13.51%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (13.51%) Ethical Hacking
10 5 (13.51%) OWASP
10 5 (13.51%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (13.51%) Test Management
10 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
11 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
11 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) Java
3 4 (10.81%) C#
4 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) C++
5 1 (2.70%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) Scala
5 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) ISTQB
2 8 (21.62%) ISEB
3 2 (5.41%) Degree
3 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) Citrix
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) VMware
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