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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
North West / Manchester
Rank 83 76 84
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 10 25 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.74% 1.39% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.64% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 7
Median daily rate £339 £340 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.36% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £319 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £488 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
1112 1528 1144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.80% 84.98% 79.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 894 690
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 41 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +68.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 2017.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 16 (61.54%) BDD
2 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (50.00%) TDD
3 13 (50.00%) Java
4 12 (46.15%) Selenium
5 10 (38.46%) Python
6 9 (34.62%) QA
7 8 (30.77%) Cucumber
7 8 (30.77%) Configuration Management
8 7 (26.92%) JMeter
8 7 (26.92%) WebDriver
9 6 (23.08%) Google
9 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (23.08%) ISEB
9 6 (23.08%) SQL
10 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
11 4 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (15.38%) GitHub
11 4 (15.38%) Bitbucket
11 4 (15.38%) Analytics
11 4 (15.38%) Splunk
11 4 (15.38%) Puppet
11 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
11 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
11 4 (15.38%) Google Analytics
11 4 (15.38%) Drupal
11 4 (15.38%) C#
11 4 (15.38%) PHP
11 4 (15.38%) Pair Programming

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 4 (15.38%) Drupal
1 4 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (11.54%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.85%) CMS
3 1 (3.85%) EPiServer
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (15.38%) GitHub
2 4 (15.38%) Google Analytics
3 2 (7.69%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Hadoop
1 3 (11.54%) HDInsight
1 3 (11.54%) Spark SQL
2 2 (7.69%) Big Data
2 2 (7.69%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.85%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (46.15%) Selenium
2 8 (30.77%) Cucumber
3 7 (26.92%) JMeter
3 7 (26.92%) WebDriver
4 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
5 4 (15.38%) Bitbucket
5 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
6 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
7 2 (7.69%) JIRA
7 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
8 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
8 1 (3.85%) IntelliJ
8 1 (3.85%) JBehave
8 1 (3.85%) JProfiler
8 1 (3.85%) JUnit
8 1 (3.85%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
8 1 (3.85%) TestNG
8 1 (3.85%) TestRail
8 1 (3.85%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (7.69%) Banking
1 2 (7.69%) Electronics
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
1 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
1 2 (7.69%) Marketing
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Tester
2 6 (23.08%) Automation Tester
3 4 (15.38%) Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Drupal Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) QA Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Big Data Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Big Data Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Hadoop Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Big Data Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (11.54%) Spark Streaming
2 3 (11.54%) XML
3 2 (7.69%) .NET
3 2 (7.69%) Gherkin
3 2 (7.69%) HTML
3 2 (7.69%) JDBC
3 2 (7.69%) JSP
3 2 (7.69%) Servlets
3 2 (7.69%) SOAP
3 2 (7.69%) WSDL
4 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.85%) J2EE
4 1 (3.85%) Node.js
4 1 (3.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) BDD
2 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (50.00%) TDD
4 8 (30.77%) Configuration Management
5 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (15.38%) Analytics
6 4 (15.38%) Pair Programming
6 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
7 3 (11.54%) ATDD
7 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (11.54%) ETL
7 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
8 2 (7.69%) BPEL
8 2 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (7.69%) Open Source
8 2 (7.69%) Test Management
8 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
8 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) Java
2 10 (38.46%) Python
3 6 (23.08%) SQL
4 4 (15.38%) C#
4 4 (15.38%) PHP
5 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 2 (7.69%) C++
5 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.69%) Perl
6 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.85%) Ruby
6 1 (3.85%) Scala
6 1 (3.85%) VB
6 1 (3.85%) VBA
6 1 (3.85%) VBScript
6 1 (3.85%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) ISEB
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) QA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Ansible
1 4 (15.38%) Kibana
1 4 (15.38%) logstash
1 4 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (15.38%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Google
2 4 (15.38%) Splunk
3 2 (7.69%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (3.85%) Blue Prism
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft