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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 82 73 91
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +18
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.076% 0.41% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.57% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+34.48% -22.66%
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
975 874 943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.86% 72.23% 65.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 467 467
Average daily rate £340 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 44 49
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £28.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -38.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 September 2014. 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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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 - - - -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 3 (50.00%) QA
1 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Xamarin
3 1 (16.67%) Calabash
3 1 (16.67%) BDD

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) Calabash
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Test Management
1 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
1 1 (16.67%) BDD
1 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Xamarin