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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 92 82 80
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.28% 0.53% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.70% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Median daily rate £331 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.18% +3.89%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
1468 1144 914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.84% 75.46% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 619 463
Median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 28 39
Median hourly rate £32.50 £15.98 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.44% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £12.00 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

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 24 May 2016.

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 24 May 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 17 (54.84%) Selenium
2 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (48.39%) Test Scripting
3 15 (48.39%) BDD
4 14 (45.16%) TDD
5 12 (38.71%) SQL
6 11 (35.48%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (29.03%) Automated Testing
8 8 (25.81%) Ethical Hacking
8 8 (25.81%) Java
8 8 (25.81%) Linux
8 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
8 8 (25.81%) OWASP
8 8 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (25.81%) Public Cloud
9 7 (22.58%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (22.58%) SDLC
9 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
9 7 (22.58%) Scrum
10 6 (19.35%) Finance
10 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (16.13%) Amazon S3
11 5 (16.13%) QA
11 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
12 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
12 4 (12.90%) ISEB
12 4 (12.90%) C#
12 4 (12.90%) .NET
12 4 (12.90%) ISTQB

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 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) Mingle
2 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (16.13%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (54.84%) Selenium
2 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
3 3 (9.68%) HP UFT
3 3 (9.68%) JIRA
4 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
4 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.23%) Calabash
5 1 (3.23%) eggPlant
5 1 (3.23%) FitNesse
5 1 (3.23%) JBehave
5 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.23%) JMeter
5 1 (3.23%) JUnit
5 1 (3.23%) Subversion
5 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.23%) TestDirector
5 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Test Automation Engineer
1 9 (29.03%) Test Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Consultant
2 5 (16.13%) Ethical Hacker
2 5 (16.13%) Test Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Developer in Test
4 3 (9.68%) Test Automation Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Test Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Penetration Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Security Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Test Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Java Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) ADO.NET
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Public Cloud
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (48.39%) BDD
2 15 (48.39%) Test Scripting
3 14 (45.16%) TDD
4 11 (35.48%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (29.03%) Automated Testing
6 8 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (25.81%) Ethical Hacking
6 8 (25.81%) OWASP
7 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
7 7 (22.58%) Scrum
7 7 (22.58%) SDLC
7 7 (22.58%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Information Security
8 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
8 4 (12.90%) Test Planning
9 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
10 2 (6.45%) Automation Testing
10 2 (6.45%) Defect Management
10 2 (6.45%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) Java
3 4 (12.90%) C#
3 4 (12.90%) Ruby
4 2 (6.45%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) C++
5 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) ISEB
1 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) SDET
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) HP
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle