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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 89 82 68
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 9 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.56% 0.24% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.33% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 7
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£350 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £325 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £385 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.16% +15.38%
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
1209 897 849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 75.00% 72.51% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 506 452
Average daily rate £385 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 35
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% +34.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £46.25 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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
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 30 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 July 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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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
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Salford - 1 £400 -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 6 (33.33%) Finance
3 6 (33.33%) Oracle
4 5 (27.78%) Java
4 5 (27.78%) TDD
4 5 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (27.78%) QA
4 5 (27.78%) Stress Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Test Management
5 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 4 (22.22%) Selenium
5 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 4 (22.22%) .NET
5 4 (22.22%) Windows
5 4 (22.22%) ISEB
5 4 (22.22%) SDLC
6 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (16.67%) SQL
6 3 (16.67%) RUP
6 3 (16.67%) Linux
6 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 3 (16.67%) Migration
6 3 (16.67%) Banking
6 3 (16.67%) Scrum
6 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (16.67%) Change Control
6 3 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (5.56%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Selenium
2 3 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (16.67%) JIRA
3 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 2 (11.11%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (11.11%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.56%) ClearQuest
4 1 (5.56%) Rational Robot
4 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.56%) ClearCase
4 1 (5.56%) Toad
4 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.56%) JBehave
4 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.56%) Calabash
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (5.56%) Appium
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Billing
3 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Automotive
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Test Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Test Leader
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) SAP Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) SAP Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) SAP Change Manager
5 1 (5.56%) SAP Testing Manager
5 1 (5.56%) UAT Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Test Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Testing Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Xamarin Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Training Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) J2EE
2 2 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) XHTML
3 1 (5.56%) Ajax
3 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.56%) JSON
3 1 (5.56%) HTML5
3 1 (5.56%) Xamarin.iOS
3 1 (5.56%) REST
3 1 (5.56%) CSS3
3 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.56%) React
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 5 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Test Management
3 5 (27.78%) TDD
3 5 (27.78%) Stress Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 4 (22.22%) SDLC
5 3 (16.67%) Change Control
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
5 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) V-Model
5 3 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) RUP
5 3 (16.67%) Migration
6 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Scala
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISEB
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) SAP
2 2 (11.11%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) Hyperion
3 1 (5.56%) Apple
3 1 (5.56%) Xamarin
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft