The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 126 114 112
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 29 41 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 1.07% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.36% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 37 18
Median daily rate £325 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £400 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.31 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+48.27% +1.26%
Automated Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2969 3005 2249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.43% 78.34% 74.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1784 1215
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 124 105
Median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £58.63 £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the North West region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the North West region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Manchester -3 24 £325 - 17
Lancashire -16 2 £315 -13.10% 1
Cheshire -6 1 £425 +14.09% 1
Merseyside - 1 £320 - 6
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 North West region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 51 (59.30%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (46.51%) Java
3 27 (31.40%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (29.07%) Scrum
5 21 (24.42%) Finance
5 21 (24.42%) .NET
6 20 (23.26%) BDD
7 19 (22.09%) MySQL
7 19 (22.09%) XML
7 19 (22.09%) TDD
7 19 (22.09%) Selenium
8 18 (20.93%) Oracle
8 18 (20.93%) C#
9 17 (19.77%) Web Services
10 16 (18.60%) Test Scripting
11 15 (17.44%) Unit Testing
11 15 (17.44%) JavaScript
12 14 (16.28%) OOP
12 14 (16.28%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (16.28%) Git (software)
12 14 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
12 14 (16.28%) Jenkins
13 13 (15.12%) Mentoring
13 13 (15.12%) JIRA
13 13 (15.12%) Subversion
13 13 (15.12%) Linux
14 12 (13.95%) OO
14 12 (13.95%) ETL
14 12 (13.95%) Data Modelling
14 12 (13.95%) C++

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (10.47%) JBoss
2 7 (8.14%) CMS
2 7 (8.14%) Tomcat
2 7 (8.14%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.81%) CICS
3 5 (5.81%) IIS
3 5 (5.81%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.65%) Drupal
5 3 (3.49%) ArcGIS
5 3 (3.49%) GeoServer
5 3 (3.49%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (3.49%) Tuxedo
6 2 (2.33%) Apache
6 2 (2.33%) Jetty
6 2 (2.33%) nginx
7 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (8.14%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (11.63%) Amazon Kinesis
2 10 (11.63%) Amazon S3
2 10 (11.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 7 (8.14%) Veeva
4 2 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.33%) Google App Engine
4 2 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.47%) HTTP
2 5 (5.81%) Internet
3 3 (3.49%) PuTTY
3 3 (3.49%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.49%) WinSCP
4 2 (2.33%) DHCP
4 2 (2.33%) DNS
4 2 (2.33%) FTP
4 2 (2.33%) IPsec
5 1 (1.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.09%) MySQL
2 14 (16.28%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (11.63%) Amazon Redshift
3 10 (11.63%) Star Schema
4 7 (8.14%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.81%) DB2
6 3 (3.49%) GIS
6 3 (3.49%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.49%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.16%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 19 (22.09%) Selenium
2 14 (16.28%) Git (software)
2 14 (16.28%) Jenkins
3 13 (15.12%) JIRA
3 13 (15.12%) Subversion
4 12 (13.95%) Talend Open Studio
5 10 (11.63%) ERwin
5 10 (11.63%) JUnit
6 7 (8.14%) Cucumber
7 5 (5.81%) ClearCase
7 5 (5.81%) Eclipse
7 5 (5.81%) Visual Studio
8 4 (4.65%) Maven
8 4 (4.65%) SonarQube
8 4 (4.65%) WebDriver
9 3 (3.49%) Calabash
9 3 (3.49%) Hudson
9 3 (3.49%) Robotium
9 3 (3.49%) Travis CI
9 3 (3.49%) WATIR
General
1 21 (24.42%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Games
3 7 (8.14%) Manufacturing
4 6 (6.98%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.49%) Banking
6 2 (2.33%) Online Betting
7 1 (1.16%) Legal
7 1 (1.16%) Marketing
7 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (47.67%) Developer
2 14 (16.28%) Senior Developer
3 11 (12.79%) ETL Developer
4 10 (11.63%) Analyst
4 10 (11.63%) Software Developer
5 9 (10.47%) Senior ETL Developer
5 9 (10.47%) Test Analyst
6 8 (9.30%) C# Developer
7 7 (8.14%) Java Developer
7 7 (8.14%) Test Manager
8 6 (6.98%) Test Engineer
9 5 (5.81%) C# WPF Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Consultant
9 5 (5.81%) Talend Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Tester
9 5 (5.81%) Web Consultant
9 5 (5.81%) WPF Developer
10 4 (4.65%) Senior Software Developer
10 4 (4.65%) Software Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (24.42%) .NET
2 19 (22.09%) XML
3 17 (19.77%) Web Services
4 12 (13.95%) .NET Framework
4 12 (13.95%) JSON
5 10 (11.63%) CSS
6 8 (9.30%) J2EE
6 8 (9.30%) REST
7 7 (8.14%) Hibernate
7 7 (8.14%) HTML
7 7 (8.14%) Servlets
7 7 (8.14%) SOAP
7 7 (8.14%) XSD
8 6 (6.98%) JSP
8 6 (6.98%) WPF
9 5 (5.81%) EJB
9 5 (5.81%) JMS
9 5 (5.81%) Struts
9 5 (5.81%) WCF
9 5 (5.81%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) Data Integration
2 8 (9.30%) Mainframe
3 6 (6.98%) User Experience
4 5 (5.81%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.81%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (5.81%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.81%) PMI
5 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.65%) SCADA
6 3 (3.49%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (3.49%) Streaming Media
7 1 (1.16%) Animation
7 1 (1.16%) iPad
7 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.16%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.12%) Linux
2 8 (9.30%) Windows
3 5 (5.81%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.65%) Android
5 3 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.49%) Unix
5 3 (3.49%) VME
5 3 (3.49%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (3.49%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (59.30%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (31.40%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (29.07%) Scrum
4 20 (23.26%) BDD
5 19 (22.09%) TDD
6 16 (18.60%) Test Scripting
7 15 (17.44%) Unit Testing
8 14 (16.28%) OOP
9 13 (15.12%) Mentoring
10 12 (13.95%) Data Modelling
10 12 (13.95%) ETL
10 12 (13.95%) OO
11 11 (12.79%) SOA
12 10 (11.63%) DRM
12 10 (11.63%) Manual Testing
12 10 (11.63%) SDLC
12 10 (11.63%) Software Engineering
13 8 (9.30%) Integration Testing
13 8 (9.30%) Translating Business Requirements
13 8 (9.30%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 40 (46.51%) Java
2 18 (20.93%) C#
3 15 (17.44%) JavaScript
4 12 (13.95%) C++
5 9 (10.47%) SQL
6 8 (9.30%) COBOL
7 7 (8.14%) PHP
8 5 (5.81%) Assembly Language
8 5 (5.81%) Objective-C
9 4 (4.65%) Ruby
10 3 (3.49%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.16%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.16%) Python
11 1 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (9.30%) Degree
2 7 (8.14%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.81%) PMI Certification
4 4 (4.65%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.49%) ISEB
5 3 (3.49%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.49%) Sun Certification
6 2 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.16%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.47%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (11.63%) Docker
2 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.16%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (20.93%) Oracle
2 12 (13.95%) Talend
3 7 (8.14%) Concur
3 7 (8.14%) Infor
3 7 (8.14%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (8.14%) SAP
4 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.81%) Chordiant
5 5 (5.81%) IBM
6 3 (3.49%) ESRI
6 3 (3.49%) Micro Focus
6 3 (3.49%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.49%) Sitecore
6 3 (3.49%) Sun
7 2 (2.33%) Google
7 2 (2.33%) HP
7 2 (2.33%) VMware
8 1 (1.16%) Apple
8 1 (1.16%) hybris
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