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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 101 111 116
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 44 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.19% 0.63% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 0.87% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 15 5
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£352 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.28% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +18.46%
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
2814 2193 1815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.34% 73.12% 72.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1165 895
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £549 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 93 83
Average hourly rate £34.00 £26.83 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.72% +27.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire +20 21 £375 +6.38% 1
Cheshire +5 12 £365 +18.69% 5
Manchester -2 9 £275 -18.51% 16
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 31 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (44.26%) QA
3 25 (40.98%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (27.87%) RDBMS
4 17 (27.87%) Relational Database
5 16 (26.23%) Data Conversion
5 16 (26.23%) Migration
5 16 (26.23%) COBOL
5 16 (26.23%) VME
6 13 (21.31%) Java
7 12 (19.67%) Linux
7 12 (19.67%) Test Scripting
8 11 (18.03%) Test Strategy
9 10 (16.39%) Apple iOS
9 10 (16.39%) Mobile App
9 10 (16.39%) Integration Testing
9 10 (16.39%) TDD
10 9 (14.75%) Manual Testing
10 9 (14.75%) Cucumber
10 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
10 9 (14.75%) Android
11 8 (13.11%) Jenkins
11 8 (13.11%) ISEB
11 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
11 8 (13.11%) C#
11 8 (13.11%) Scrum
12 7 (11.48%) Unit Testing
12 7 (11.48%) JSON
12 7 (11.48%) WebSphere
12 7 (11.48%) HTML

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (11.48%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.56%) Jetty
2 4 (6.56%) nginx
2 4 (6.56%) IIS
2 4 (6.56%) Apache
2 4 (6.56%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (3.28%) Node.js
4 2 (3.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Photoshop
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.28%) Maya
1 2 (3.28%) 3ds Max
1 2 (3.28%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (3.28%) CINEMA 4D
1 2 (3.28%) MODO
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (6.56%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (6.56%) Google App Engine
2 4 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) FTP
2 5 (8.20%) HTTP
3 4 (6.56%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.56%) DNS
3 4 (6.56%) SSL
3 4 (6.56%) IPsec
3 4 (6.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.87%) RDBMS
1 17 (27.87%) Relational Database
2 6 (9.84%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.92%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.28%) Redis
5 2 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.64%) MySQL
6 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Cucumber
2 8 (13.11%) Jenkins
3 6 (9.84%) Selenium
4 5 (8.20%) Appium
4 5 (8.20%) JIRA
5 4 (6.56%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (4.92%) Eclipse
6 3 (4.92%) Xcode
6 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.28%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.28%) Mocha
7 2 (3.28%) Hudson
7 2 (3.28%) CocoaPods
7 2 (3.28%) Calabash
8 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.64%) Subversion
8 1 (1.64%) Rational Performance Tester
8 1 (1.64%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (4.92%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (24.59%) Test Manager
2 13 (21.31%) Developer
3 9 (14.75%) Tester
4 7 (11.48%) Test Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Test Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) iOS Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Software Tester
5 4 (6.56%) Test Leader
6 3 (4.92%) Integration Tester
6 3 (4.92%) Android Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) QA Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (3.28%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.28%) UX Designer
7 2 (3.28%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) HTML
1 7 (11.48%) JSON
2 6 (9.84%) Servlets
3 5 (8.20%) .NET
3 5 (8.20%) J2EE
3 5 (8.20%) CSS
4 4 (6.56%) SOAP
4 4 (6.56%) Web Services
4 4 (6.56%) XML
4 4 (6.56%) RESTful
5 3 (4.92%) Core Animation
5 3 (4.92%) HTML5
5 3 (4.92%) Cocoa Touch
5 3 (4.92%) CSS3
5 3 (4.92%) Cocoa
6 2 (3.28%) Ajax
6 2 (3.28%) jQuery
6 2 (3.28%) XSL
6 2 (3.28%) Backbone.js
6 2 (3.28%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Data Conversion
2 10 (16.39%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.92%) Animation
4 2 (3.28%) User Experience
5 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.64%) iPhone
5 1 (1.64%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.23%) VME
2 12 (19.67%) Linux
3 10 (16.39%) Apple iOS
4 9 (14.75%) Android
5 5 (8.20%) Windows
6 3 (4.92%) UNIX
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.98%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (26.23%) Migration
4 12 (19.67%) Test Scripting
5 11 (18.03%) Test Strategy
6 10 (16.39%) TDD
6 10 (16.39%) Integration Testing
7 9 (14.75%) Manual Testing
8 8 (13.11%) Scrum
9 7 (11.48%) Configuration Management
9 7 (11.48%) Unit Testing
9 7 (11.48%) Open Source
10 6 (9.84%) iOS Development
10 6 (9.84%) OO
11 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
11 5 (8.20%) BDD
11 5 (8.20%) Android Development
11 5 (8.20%) SDLC
12 4 (6.56%) Pair Programming
12 4 (6.56%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.23%) COBOL
2 13 (21.31%) Java
3 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
3 8 (13.11%) C#
4 7 (11.48%) Python
5 6 (9.84%) Objective-C
5 6 (9.84%) SQL
6 3 (4.92%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.92%) Perl
7 2 (3.28%) Ruby
7 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.28%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.11%) ISEB
3 6 (9.84%) Degree
4 4 (6.56%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (44.26%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.56%) Xen
3 2 (3.28%) QEMU
3 2 (3.28%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) Puppet
2 3 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
1 6 (9.84%) VMware
2 4 (6.56%) Google
2 4 (6.56%) HP
3 3 (4.92%) Apple
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle
4 1 (1.64%) IBM
4 1 (1.64%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.64%) Twitter
4 1 (1.64%) Green Hat
4 1 (1.64%) Apigee
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