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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 94 95 82
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 12 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.65% 0.45% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.57% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Median daily rate £450 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.38% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £31.44 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+16.88% -19.38%
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
1504 1397 1022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.90% 78.57% 77.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 850 606
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 28 30
Median hourly rate £14.50 £34.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.35% +94.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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
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 25 August 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 - 3 - - 1
Salford - 1 £350 -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 13 (76.47%) Selenium
2 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (52.94%) Java
2 9 (52.94%) Jenkins
3 8 (47.06%) Cucumber
3 8 (47.06%) Scrum
4 6 (35.29%) JMeter
4 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
4 6 (35.29%) Unit Testing
4 6 (35.29%) BDD
4 6 (35.29%) Automation Testing
5 5 (29.41%) JUnit
6 4 (23.53%) .NET
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) ISEB
6 4 (23.53%) HTML
6 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
6 4 (23.53%) TDD
6 4 (23.53%) QA
6 4 (23.53%) Ansible
7 3 (17.65%) Docker
7 3 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (17.65%) SpecFlow
7 3 (17.65%) Puppet
7 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (17.65%) Splunk
7 3 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
7 3 (17.65%) MVC

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 3 (17.65%) Drupal
2 2 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.76%) GitHub
2 2 (11.76%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) GIS
2 1 (5.88%) QGIS
2 1 (5.88%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 13 (76.47%) Selenium
2 9 (52.94%) Jenkins
3 8 (47.06%) Cucumber
4 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
4 6 (35.29%) JMeter
5 5 (29.41%) JUnit
6 3 (17.65%) SpecFlow
7 2 (11.76%) Bitbucket
7 2 (11.76%) Maven
7 2 (11.76%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (11.76%) TestNG
7 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
8 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
8 1 (5.88%) JIRA
8 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) Developer in Test
3 5 (29.41%) Automation Tester
3 5 (29.41%) Java Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) Java Automation Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Drupal Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Web Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Drupal Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Integration Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
1 4 (23.53%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (11.76%) Backbone.js
2 2 (11.76%) CSS
2 2 (11.76%) ELK Stack
2 2 (11.76%) HTML5
2 2 (11.76%) jQuery
2 2 (11.76%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (11.76%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.88%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (47.06%) Scrum
3 6 (35.29%) Automation Testing
3 6 (35.29%) BDD
3 6 (35.29%) Unit Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (17.65%) MVC
5 3 (17.65%) Security Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Service Management
5 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
5 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
6 2 (11.76%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (11.76%) OOP
6 2 (11.76%) Security Hardening
6 2 (11.76%) SOLID
6 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
2 3 (17.65%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) Python
3 2 (11.76%) Ruby
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISEB
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Ansible
2 3 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (17.65%) Puppet
3 2 (11.76%) Kibana
3 2 (11.76%) logstash
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Splunk
3 2 (11.76%) Google
3 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow
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