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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 77 78 75
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.43% 0.27% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.36% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£290 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.25 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +104.22%
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
1032 830 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.71% 73.91% 70.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 440 391
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.15 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -27.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £110.00 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - - - -
Salford - - - - 1
Stockport - - - -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (42.86%) TDD
1 6 (42.86%) Manual Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Test Management
3 4 (28.57%) SOAP
3 4 (28.57%) Selenium
4 3 (21.43%) Django
4 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Kanban
4 3 (21.43%) Pair Programming
4 3 (21.43%) QA
4 3 (21.43%) Web Services
4 3 (21.43%) Python
4 3 (21.43%) HTML
4 3 (21.43%) Java
4 3 (21.43%) J2EE
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) ISEB
4 3 (21.43%) CSS
4 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
5 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 2 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Selenium
2 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) Toad
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) QA Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Release Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) SOAP
2 3 (21.43%) Django
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 3 (21.43%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) J2EE
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (42.86%) TDD
1 6 (42.86%) Manual Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Test Management
3 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Kanban
3 3 (21.43%) Pair Programming
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Refactoring
4 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (14.29%) System Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Python
1 3 (21.43%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Groovy
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) HP
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