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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
North West / Manchester
Rank 81 87 84
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 15 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.07% 1.09% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.32% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 4
Median daily rate £338 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £340 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £306
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +75.43%

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
1166 1587 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 83.05% 82.31% 76.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 925 668
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 34
Median hourly rate £29.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017, 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 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) BDD
2 18 (52.94%) Java
3 17 (50.00%) Selenium
4 14 (41.18%) TDD
5 12 (35.29%) Jenkins
6 11 (32.35%) Cucumber
6 11 (32.35%) JMeter
6 11 (32.35%) QA
6 11 (32.35%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (29.41%) Python
8 8 (23.53%) ISEB
8 8 (23.53%) Configuration Management
9 7 (20.59%) SQL
9 7 (20.59%) WebDriver
9 7 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
10 6 (17.65%) Unit Testing
10 6 (17.65%) Google
10 6 (17.65%) JUnit
10 6 (17.65%) Ansible
11 5 (14.71%) Docker
11 5 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (14.71%) Automation Testing
11 5 (14.71%) XML
11 5 (14.71%) Scrum
11 5 (14.71%) Drupal
11 5 (14.71%) Puppet
11 5 (14.71%) Splunk
12 4 (11.76%) Performance Testing

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 5 (14.71%) Drupal
2 4 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (8.82%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.94%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.76%) GitHub
2 4 (11.76%) Google Analytics
3 2 (5.88%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Hadoop
1 3 (8.82%) HDInsight
1 3 (8.82%) Spark SQL
2 2 (5.88%) Big Data
2 2 (5.88%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) GIS
3 1 (2.94%) MS Access
3 1 (2.94%) QGIS
3 1 (2.94%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 17 (50.00%) Selenium
2 12 (35.29%) Jenkins
3 11 (32.35%) Cucumber
3 11 (32.35%) JMeter
4 7 (20.59%) WebDriver
5 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
5 6 (17.65%) JUnit
6 4 (11.76%) Bitbucket
7 3 (8.82%) JIRA
7 3 (8.82%) SoapUI
7 3 (8.82%) TestNG
8 2 (5.88%) LoadRunner
8 2 (5.88%) Maven
9 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (2.94%) HP UFT
9 1 (2.94%) IntelliJ
9 1 (2.94%) JBehave
9 1 (2.94%) JProfiler
9 1 (2.94%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (5.88%) Banking
1 2 (5.88%) Electronics
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
1 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
1 2 (5.88%) Marketing
1 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Tester
2 11 (32.35%) Automation Tester
3 7 (20.59%) Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 5 (14.71%) Selenium Tester
5 4 (11.76%) Consultant
5 4 (11.76%) Developer in Test
5 4 (11.76%) Drupal Consultant
5 4 (11.76%) Test Automation Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Test Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Architect
6 3 (8.82%) Java Automation Tester
6 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Web Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) QA Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) XML
2 4 (11.76%) ELK Stack
2 4 (11.76%) HTML
3 3 (8.82%) Gherkin
3 3 (8.82%) Spark Streaming
4 2 (5.88%) .NET
4 2 (5.88%) JDBC
4 2 (5.88%) JSP
4 2 (5.88%) Servlets
4 2 (5.88%) SOAP
4 2 (5.88%) WSDL
5 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.94%) J2EE
5 1 (2.94%) Node.js
5 1 (2.94%) PostGIS
5 1 (2.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Robotics
1 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) BDD
3 14 (41.18%) TDD
4 11 (32.35%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (23.53%) Configuration Management
6 6 (17.65%) Unit Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Automation Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Scrum
8 4 (11.76%) Analytics
8 4 (11.76%) Pair Programming
8 4 (11.76%) Performance Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Security Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Service Management
9 3 (8.82%) ATDD
9 3 (8.82%) Automated Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (8.82%) ETL
9 3 (8.82%) Functional Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) Java
2 10 (29.41%) Python
3 7 (20.59%) SQL
4 4 (11.76%) C#
5 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.88%) C++
5 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.88%) Perl
5 2 (5.88%) PHP
6 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.94%) Ruby
6 1 (2.94%) Scala
6 1 (2.94%) VB
6 1 (2.94%) VBA
6 1 (2.94%) VBScript
6 1 (2.94%) VC++
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) ISEB
2 3 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (32.35%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) Ansible
2 5 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (14.71%) Puppet
3 4 (11.76%) Kibana
3 4 (11.76%) logstash
4 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Google
2 5 (14.71%) Splunk
3 2 (5.88%) HP
3 2 (5.88%) SAP
3 2 (5.88%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.94%) Blue Prism
4 1 (2.94%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft