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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 93 92 86
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 19 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.04% 0.48% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 0.60% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Median daily rate £450 £350 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -23.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £298 £421
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £368 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -18.33%
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
1505 1490 1050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.24% 79.38% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 891 654
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 29
Median hourly rate £15.00 £33.64 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.41% +136.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.35 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.20 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 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
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 Test Automation within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
Stockport - 5 £515 -
Salford -11 1 £350 +27.27%
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 14 (63.64%) Selenium
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Cucumber
2 10 (45.45%) Jenkins
3 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (36.36%) Java
4 8 (36.36%) JMeter
4 8 (36.36%) Scrum
5 7 (31.82%) Unit Testing
5 7 (31.82%) BDD
5 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
6 6 (27.27%) Automation Testing
6 6 (27.27%) QA
6 6 (27.27%) HTML
7 5 (22.73%) JUnit
7 5 (22.73%) Ansible
8 4 (18.18%) Docker
8 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (18.18%) Puppet
8 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (18.18%) Splunk
8 4 (18.18%) TDD
8 4 (18.18%) Service Management
8 4 (18.18%) Drupal
8 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
8 4 (18.18%) C#
8 4 (18.18%) XML
8 4 (18.18%) ISEB
8 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
9 3 (13.64%) Microsoft

Test Automation
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (18.18%) Drupal
2 3 (13.64%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (13.64%) GitHub
2 3 (13.64%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) GIS
2 1 (4.55%) QGIS
2 1 (4.55%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 14 (63.64%) Selenium
2 10 (45.45%) Cucumber
2 10 (45.45%) Jenkins
3 8 (36.36%) JMeter
4 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
5 5 (22.73%) JUnit
6 3 (13.64%) Bitbucket
6 3 (13.64%) SpecFlow
7 2 (9.09%) JIRA
7 2 (9.09%) Maven
7 2 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (9.09%) TestNG
7 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
8 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
8 1 (4.55%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (4.55%) TestRail
8 1 (4.55%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (13.64%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Automation Tester
2 6 (27.27%) Developer in Test
2 6 (27.27%) Tester
3 5 (22.73%) Java Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Selenium Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Test Automation Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Drupal Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Java Automation Tester
5 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Web Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Drupal Developer
7 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) HTML
2 4 (18.18%) XML
3 3 (13.64%) .NET
3 3 (13.64%) ELK Stack
4 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (9.09%) Backbone.js
4 2 (9.09%) CSS
4 2 (9.09%) HTML5
4 2 (9.09%) JDBC
4 2 (9.09%) jQuery
4 2 (9.09%) JSP
4 2 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (9.09%) Servlets
4 2 (9.09%) SOAP
4 2 (9.09%) WSDL
5 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
5 1 (4.55%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (36.36%) Scrum
4 7 (31.82%) BDD
4 7 (31.82%) Unit Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Automation Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
6 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Service Management
6 4 (18.18%) TDD
7 3 (13.64%) Analytics
7 3 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (13.64%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
7 3 (13.64%) MVC
7 3 (13.64%) Security Hardening
7 3 (13.64%) Security Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
8 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (9.09%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) C#
3 3 (13.64%) Python
3 3 (13.64%) Ruby
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.55%) C++
5 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Ansible
2 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (18.18%) Puppet
3 3 (13.64%) Kibana
3 3 (13.64%) logstash
4 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Splunk
2 3 (13.64%) Google
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.55%) HP