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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 105 88 80
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% 0.68% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.88% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 3
Median daily rate £281 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% +7.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £34.47 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+16.04% -8.08%
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
1479 1244 928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.34% 76.65% 73.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 913 760 527
Median daily rate £408 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 32 30
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -17.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 25 July 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford -7 1 £350 -12.50% 1
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (60.87%) Selenium
3 9 (39.13%) TDD
3 9 (39.13%) SQL
3 9 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (34.78%) Cucumber
4 8 (34.78%) BDD
4 8 (34.78%) Test Scripting
5 7 (30.43%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (30.43%) Public Cloud
5 7 (30.43%) OWASP
5 7 (30.43%) Java
5 7 (30.43%) Linux
5 7 (30.43%) Ethical Hacking
6 6 (26.09%) Scrum
7 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
7 5 (21.74%) C#
7 5 (21.74%) .NET
7 5 (21.74%) Finance
7 5 (21.74%) Amazon S3
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (17.39%) SpecFlow
8 4 (17.39%) MVC
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
8 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
8 4 (17.39%) Ruby
9 3 (13.04%) Information Security
9 3 (13.04%) QA

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:

Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (21.74%) Amazon S3
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Selenium
2 8 (34.78%) Cucumber
3 4 (17.39%) SpecFlow
4 3 (13.04%) HP UFT
5 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
5 2 (8.70%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.35%) FitNesse
6 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.35%) JIRA
6 1 (4.35%) JMeter
6 1 (4.35%) JUnit
6 1 (4.35%) Subversion
6 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Developer
1 5 (21.74%) Ethical Hacker
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Test Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Developer in Test
3 3 (13.04%) Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Penetration Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Integration Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Java Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
2 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (8.70%) Backbone.js
2 2 (8.70%) CSS
2 2 (8.70%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) HTML5
2 2 (8.70%) jQuery
2 2 (8.70%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Public Cloud
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (39.13%) TDD
3 8 (34.78%) BDD
3 8 (34.78%) Test Scripting
4 7 (30.43%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (30.43%) Ethical Hacking
4 7 (30.43%) OWASP
5 6 (26.09%) Scrum
6 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
7 4 (17.39%) MVC
7 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
8 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
8 3 (13.04%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Information Security
8 3 (13.04%) SDLC
8 3 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
9 2 (8.70%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) Java
3 5 (21.74%) C#
4 4 (17.39%) Ruby
5 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.70%) Python
6 1 (4.35%) C++
6 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
1 2 (8.70%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) HP