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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 95 88 80
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% 0.66% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.86% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 5
Median daily rate £350 £350 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £290 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £405 £394
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 £33.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +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
1450 1167 950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.69% 76.68% 73.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 702 512
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
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 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 33 31
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £40.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 1 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 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 (55.56%) Selenium
2 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 11 (40.74%) BDD
4 11 (40.74%) TDD
4 11 (40.74%) SQL
5 10 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (29.63%) OWASP
6 8 (29.63%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (29.63%) Public Cloud
6 8 (29.63%) Linux
6 8 (29.63%) Automated Testing
6 8 (29.63%) Ethical Hacking
7 7 (25.93%) Java
7 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
8 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (22.22%) SDLC
8 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
9 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
9 5 (18.52%) .NET
9 5 (18.52%) Finance
9 5 (18.52%) Scrum
9 5 (18.52%) Amazon S3
10 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
10 4 (14.81%) Ruby
10 4 (14.81%) Information Security
10 4 (14.81%) C#
11 3 (11.11%) HP UFT

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 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (18.52%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) Selenium
2 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
3 3 (11.11%) HP UFT
3 3 (11.11%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.70%) Calabash
4 1 (3.70%) FitNesse
4 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.70%) JIRA
4 1 (3.70%) JMeter
4 1 (3.70%) JUnit
4 1 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (3.70%) Subversion
4 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Test Automation Engineer
1 7 (25.93%) Test Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) Ethical Hacker
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Developer in Test
5 2 (7.41%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Penetration Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Security Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Java Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Security Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) ADO.NET
3 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.70%) Backbone.js
3 1 (3.70%) CSS
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) HTML5
3 1 (3.70%) jQuery
3 1 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Public Cloud
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 11 (40.74%) BDD
3 11 (40.74%) TDD
4 10 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (29.63%) Automated Testing
5 8 (29.63%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (29.63%) Ethical Hacking
5 8 (29.63%) OWASP
6 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
6 6 (22.22%) SDLC
6 6 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Scrum
8 4 (14.81%) Information Security
8 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
9 3 (11.11%) MVC
9 3 (11.11%) Test Planning
10 2 (7.41%) Automation Testing
10 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
10 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 7 (25.93%) Java
3 4 (14.81%) C#
3 4 (14.81%) Ruby
4 2 (7.41%) Python
5 1 (3.70%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
1 2 (7.41%) ISEB
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) HP
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