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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 134 117 106
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -11
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 16 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.58% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.80% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 5
Average daily rate
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£356 £344 £287
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +19.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £302
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.57% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
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
2831 2128 1694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.01% 72.45% 70.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1548 1097 839
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 127 86
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.15% +14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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
Manchester -19 7 £385 +10.00% 11
Lancashire - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 - - 1
Cheshire -3 2 £356 +16.32% 10
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Java
2 8 (29.63%) Selenium
3 7 (25.93%) Software Engineering
3 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Time Management
4 6 (22.22%) Apple iOS
4 6 (22.22%) OO
5 5 (18.52%) TDD
5 5 (18.52%) Linux
5 5 (18.52%) .NET
5 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
5 5 (18.52%) Android
5 5 (18.52%) Google
5 5 (18.52%) Degree
6 4 (14.81%) JIRA
6 4 (14.81%) QA
6 4 (14.81%) BDD
6 4 (14.81%) Puppet
6 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
6 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
6 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
6 4 (14.81%) Windows
6 4 (14.81%) Telerik
6 4 (14.81%) Scrum
6 4 (14.81%) ISEB
7 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 3 (11.11%) HP
7 3 (11.11%) Apple

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 3 (11.11%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.70%) nginx
2 1 (3.70%) Jetty
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.70%) Google App Engine
1 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) IPsec
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) SSL
2 1 (3.70%) DHCP
2 1 (3.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 3 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Selenium
2 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
3 4 (14.81%) JIRA
4 3 (11.11%) Xcode
4 3 (11.11%) Eclipse
4 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 3 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (11.11%) Appium
5 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (7.41%) Hudson
6 1 (3.70%) Subversion
6 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (7.41%) Retail
1 2 (7.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Test Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Tester
2 6 (22.22%) Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Java Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Java Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) iOS Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Android Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) Cocoa
2 3 (11.11%) Web Services
2 3 (11.11%) Core Animation
2 3 (11.11%) Cocoa Touch
3 2 (7.41%) UIKit
3 2 (7.41%) REST
3 2 (7.41%) J2EE
4 1 (3.70%) XML
4 1 (3.70%) CSS
4 1 (3.70%) Servlets
4 1 (3.70%) SOAP
4 1 (3.70%) HTML
4 1 (3.70%) POSIX
4 1 (3.70%) Pthreads
4 1 (3.70%) RESTful
4 1 (3.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Open Source
1 3 (11.11%) Animation
1 3 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Cryptography
2 1 (3.70%) iPad
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) iPhone
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Apple iOS
2 5 (18.52%) Linux
2 5 (18.52%) Android
3 4 (14.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) Software Engineering
2 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Time Management
3 6 (22.22%) OO
4 5 (18.52%) TDD
5 4 (14.81%) BDD
5 4 (14.81%) Scrum
6 3 (11.11%) Workflow
6 3 (11.11%) iOS Development
6 3 (11.11%) Refactoring
6 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Android Development
7 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Kanban
7 2 (7.41%) OOP
7 2 (7.41%) ITIL
8 1 (3.70%) MVC
8 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) Java
2 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 3 (11.11%) Objective-C
3 3 (11.11%) Perl
3 3 (11.11%) C#
3 3 (11.11%) Python
4 2 (7.41%) Ruby
5 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) ISEB
3 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Google
2 4 (14.81%) Telerik
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) HP
3 3 (11.11%) Apple
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) VMware
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