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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 87 88 83
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 17 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.94% 0.54% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.71% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 4
Average daily rate £350 £475 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +43.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £286 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £600 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.18%
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 1271 1036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.67% 76.66% 75.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 684 543
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 29 39
Average hourly rate £18.99 £16.16 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.46% -7.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.00 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 29 April 2016, 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 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (46.34%) Selenium
3 18 (43.90%) BDD
4 17 (41.46%) Test Scripting
4 17 (41.46%) TDD
4 17 (41.46%) SQL
5 11 (26.83%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (26.83%) Software Testing
6 10 (24.39%) QA
6 10 (24.39%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (24.39%) Java
7 9 (21.95%) Scrum
7 9 (21.95%) Performance Testing
7 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
7 9 (21.95%) Cucumber
8 8 (19.51%) Public Cloud
8 8 (19.51%) Ethical Hacking
8 8 (19.51%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (19.51%) OWASP
8 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
8 8 (19.51%) Linux
9 7 (17.07%) HP UFT
9 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
9 7 (17.07%) ISTQB
9 7 (17.07%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (17.07%) SDLC
10 6 (14.63%) JIRA
10 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (14.63%) ISEB

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) Mingle
3 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (12.20%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) MySQL
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (46.34%) Selenium
2 9 (21.95%) Cucumber
3 7 (17.07%) HP UFT
4 6 (14.63%) JIRA
5 3 (7.32%) eggPlant
5 3 (7.32%) WebDriver
6 2 (4.88%) JBehave
6 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.88%) TestDirector
6 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.44%) Calabash
7 1 (2.44%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.44%) JMeter
7 1 (2.44%) JUnit
7 1 (2.44%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (2.44%) Subversion
7 1 (2.44%) Toad
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Advertising
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Analyst
1 11 (26.83%) Test Analyst
2 9 (21.95%) Test Automation Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) Test Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Consultant
3 5 (12.20%) Ethical Hacker
4 4 (9.76%) Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Test Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Developer in Test
5 3 (7.32%) Test Automation Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Agile Test Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Penetration Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) .NET
2 2 (4.88%) Web Services
2 2 (4.88%) XML
3 1 (2.44%) ADO.NET
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.44%) J2EE
3 1 (2.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Public Cloud
2 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Android
2 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (43.90%) BDD
3 17 (41.46%) TDD
3 17 (41.46%) Test Scripting
4 11 (26.83%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (26.83%) Software Testing
5 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
5 9 (21.95%) Performance Testing
5 9 (21.95%) Scrum
6 8 (19.51%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (19.51%) Ethical Hacking
6 8 (19.51%) OWASP
7 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
7 7 (17.07%) SDLC
7 7 (17.07%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Defect Management
8 5 (12.20%) Kanban
8 5 (12.20%) Test Planning
9 4 (9.76%) Automation Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (41.46%) SQL
2 10 (24.39%) Java
3 4 (9.76%) Ruby
4 3 (7.32%) C#
5 2 (4.88%) Python
6 1 (2.44%) C++
6 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) ISTQB
2 6 (14.63%) ISEB
3 3 (7.32%) Degree
4 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (24.39%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) SDET
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) Citrix
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) HP
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