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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 106 109 122
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +13
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 42 19 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.14% 0.63% 0.085%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 0.87% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 14 1
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£350 £326 £287
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% +13.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £36.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -14.70%
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
2778 2180 1710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.69% 72.09% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 1153 840
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 110 83
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.92 £13.67 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +30 22 £352 +0.57% 1
Cheshire -5 12 £313 +2.04% 8
Manchester -13 5 £229 -32.22% 13
Merseyside -16 1 - - 2
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 26 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (42.31%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (40.38%) QA
4 16 (30.77%) RDBMS
4 16 (30.77%) Relational Database
5 15 (28.85%) Migration
5 15 (28.85%) COBOL
5 15 (28.85%) VME
5 15 (28.85%) Data Conversion
6 12 (23.08%) Linux
7 11 (21.15%) Java
7 11 (21.15%) Test Scripting
8 9 (17.31%) Test Strategy
9 8 (15.38%) Apple iOS
9 8 (15.38%) Integration Testing
9 8 (15.38%) Manual Testing
9 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
10 7 (13.46%) Android
10 7 (13.46%) Unit Testing
10 7 (13.46%) WebSphere
10 7 (13.46%) TDD
10 7 (13.46%) Configuration Management
10 7 (13.46%) FTP
10 7 (13.46%) Cucumber
10 7 (13.46%) Jenkins
10 7 (13.46%) Open Source
10 7 (13.46%) Mobile App
11 6 (11.54%) iOS Development
11 6 (11.54%) Puppet
11 6 (11.54%) MongoDB

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (13.46%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.69%) IIS
2 4 (7.69%) Apache
2 4 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 4 (7.69%) nginx
2 4 (7.69%) Jetty
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (3.85%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.85%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (7.69%) Google App Engine
2 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) FTP
2 5 (9.62%) HTTP
3 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.69%) DNS
3 4 (7.69%) SSL
3 4 (7.69%) IPsec
3 4 (7.69%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.77%) RDBMS
1 16 (30.77%) Relational Database
2 6 (11.54%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.77%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.85%) Redis
6 1 (1.92%) MySQL
6 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Cucumber
1 7 (13.46%) Jenkins
2 6 (11.54%) Selenium
3 5 (9.62%) JIRA
3 5 (9.62%) Appium
4 3 (5.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.77%) Eclipse
4 3 (5.77%) Xcode
4 3 (5.77%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.85%) Calabash
5 2 (3.85%) CocoaPods
5 2 (3.85%) Mocha
5 2 (3.85%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.85%) Hudson
6 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.92%) Subversion
General
1 2 (3.85%) Finance
1 2 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (1.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Test Manager
2 9 (17.31%) Tester
2 9 (17.31%) Developer
3 7 (13.46%) Test Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) iOS Developer
4 4 (7.69%) Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Software Tester
4 4 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Integration Tester
5 3 (5.77%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Android Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Test Leader
6 2 (3.85%) C# Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (1.92%) Designer
7 1 (1.92%) UX Designer
7 1 (1.92%) Release Engineer
7 1 (1.92%) QA Analyst
7 1 (1.92%) Test Consultant
7 1 (1.92%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) Servlets
2 5 (9.62%) JSON
2 5 (9.62%) J2EE
3 4 (7.69%) RESTful
3 4 (7.69%) .NET
3 4 (7.69%) Web Services
4 3 (5.77%) SOAP
4 3 (5.77%) HTML
4 3 (5.77%) Cocoa
4 3 (5.77%) Cocoa Touch
4 3 (5.77%) Core Animation
5 2 (3.85%) UIKit
5 2 (3.85%) REST
5 2 (3.85%) XML
6 1 (1.92%) Pthreads
6 1 (1.92%) POSIX
6 1 (1.92%) J2ME
6 1 (1.92%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.85%) Data Conversion
2 7 (13.46%) Open Source
2 7 (13.46%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.77%) Animation
4 1 (1.92%) iPhone
4 1 (1.92%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) iPad
4 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.92%) User Experience
4 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.85%) VME
2 12 (23.08%) Linux
3 8 (15.38%) Apple iOS
4 7 (13.46%) Android
5 3 (5.77%) UNIX
5 3 (5.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (42.31%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (28.85%) Migration
4 11 (21.15%) Test Scripting
5 9 (17.31%) Test Strategy
6 8 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 8 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 7 (13.46%) Unit Testing
7 7 (13.46%) TDD
7 7 (13.46%) Configuration Management
8 6 (11.54%) iOS Development
8 6 (11.54%) Scrum
8 6 (11.54%) OO
9 5 (9.62%) Software Engineering
9 5 (9.62%) Android Development
10 4 (7.69%) BDD
10 4 (7.69%) Time Management
11 3 (5.77%) Risk Analysis
11 3 (5.77%) Knowledge Management
11 3 (5.77%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.85%) COBOL
2 11 (21.15%) Java
3 6 (11.54%) SQL
4 5 (9.62%) Python
4 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.62%) C#
5 4 (7.69%) Objective-C
6 3 (5.77%) Perl
6 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.85%) Apple Swift
7 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.85%) Ruby
8 1 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.54%) ISEB
3 5 (9.62%) Degree
4 3 (5.77%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.77%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (40.38%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.69%) Xen
3 2 (3.85%) KVM
3 2 (3.85%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) Puppet
2 3 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
1 6 (11.54%) VMware
2 4 (7.69%) HP
2 4 (7.69%) Google
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle
3 3 (5.77%) Apple
4 1 (1.92%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.92%) Apigee
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