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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 120 117 123
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 36 49 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.03% 1.17% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.45% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 41 11
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £475 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £42.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+22.35% -46.87%
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
2838 3377 2403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.16% 80.42% 75.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1795 2043 1333
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 135 108
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 £12.12 £16.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £59.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 0 24 £388 +5.08% 19
Merseyside - 5 £350 - 4
Lancashire +6 3 £375 +19.04% 1
Cheshire -7 1 £425 +6.25% 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 49 (62.03%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (45.57%) Java
3 27 (34.18%) Scrum
4 22 (27.85%) .NET
5 19 (24.05%) XML
6 18 (22.78%) MySQL
6 18 (22.78%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (21.52%) REST
7 17 (21.52%) OOP
8 16 (20.25%) Web Services
8 16 (20.25%) C#
8 16 (20.25%) TDD
8 16 (20.25%) BDD
8 16 (20.25%) Git (software)
8 16 (20.25%) JSON
8 16 (20.25%) JIRA
9 15 (18.99%) Unit Testing
10 14 (17.72%) Subversion
10 14 (17.72%) Finance
11 13 (16.46%) Selenium
12 12 (15.19%) .NET Framework
12 12 (15.19%) Test Scripting
12 12 (15.19%) Jenkins
12 12 (15.19%) Software Engineering
12 12 (15.19%) JUnit
12 12 (15.19%) OO
12 12 (15.19%) HTTP
12 12 (15.19%) Linux
13 11 (13.92%) Windows
13 11 (13.92%) CSS

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 7 (8.86%) IIS
1 7 (8.86%) Tomcat
2 6 (7.59%) CMS
3 4 (5.06%) Drupal
3 4 (5.06%) JBoss
4 3 (3.80%) ArcGIS
4 3 (3.80%) GeoServer
4 3 (3.80%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.53%) Jetty
5 2 (2.53%) Mongrel
5 2 (2.53%) nginx
5 2 (2.53%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.27%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) MS Excel
1 6 (7.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.66%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.86%) Amazon Kinesis
2 7 (8.86%) Amazon S3
2 7 (8.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (5.06%) Veeva
4 2 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.53%) Google App Engine
4 2 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.19%) HTTP
2 8 (10.13%) Internet
3 3 (3.80%) PuTTY
3 3 (3.80%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.80%) WinSCP
4 2 (2.53%) DHCP
4 2 (2.53%) DNS
4 2 (2.53%) FTP
4 2 (2.53%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.78%) MySQL
2 11 (13.92%) Relational Database
3 10 (12.66%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (8.86%) Amazon Redshift
4 7 (8.86%) Star Schema
5 6 (7.59%) NoSQL
6 5 (6.33%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.80%) GIS
8 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (20.25%) Git (software)
1 16 (20.25%) JIRA
2 14 (17.72%) Subversion
3 13 (16.46%) Selenium
4 12 (15.19%) Jenkins
4 12 (15.19%) JUnit
5 9 (11.39%) Talend Open Studio
6 7 (8.86%) Cucumber
6 7 (8.86%) ERwin
6 7 (8.86%) Xcode
7 4 (5.06%) Appium
7 4 (5.06%) Eclipse
7 4 (5.06%) Maven
7 4 (5.06%) SonarQube
7 4 (5.06%) Visual Studio
7 4 (5.06%) WebDriver
8 3 (3.80%) Calabash
8 3 (3.80%) CocoaPods
8 3 (3.80%) Hudson
8 3 (3.80%) Robotium
General
1 14 (17.72%) Finance
2 10 (12.66%) Manufacturing
3 7 (8.86%) Games
4 5 (6.33%) Banking
5 4 (5.06%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.53%) Marketing
6 2 (2.53%) Online Betting
6 2 (2.53%) Retail
7 1 (1.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 44 (55.70%) Developer
2 11 (13.92%) Analyst
2 11 (13.92%) Senior Developer
2 11 (13.92%) Software Developer
3 10 (12.66%) Java Developer
3 10 (12.66%) Test Analyst
4 9 (11.39%) C# Developer
5 8 (10.13%) ETL Developer
6 7 (8.86%) Android Developer
6 7 (8.86%) Tester
7 6 (7.59%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
7 6 (7.59%) iOS Developer
7 6 (7.59%) Senior ETL Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) C# WPF Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Consultant
8 5 (6.33%) Objective-C Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Talend Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Web Consultant
8 5 (6.33%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (27.85%) .NET
2 19 (24.05%) XML
3 17 (21.52%) REST
4 16 (20.25%) JSON
4 16 (20.25%) Web Services
5 12 (15.19%) .NET Framework
6 11 (13.92%) CSS
7 8 (10.13%) HTML
8 7 (8.86%) SOAP
9 6 (7.59%) jQuery
10 5 (6.33%) Autofac
10 5 (6.33%) Hibernate
10 5 (6.33%) HTML5
10 5 (6.33%) RESTful
10 5 (6.33%) SAML
10 5 (6.33%) Spring
10 5 (6.33%) WPF
10 5 (6.33%) XSD
11 4 (5.06%) Cocoa
11 4 (5.06%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Data Integration
2 6 (7.59%) User Experience
3 5 (6.33%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.06%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.06%) SCADA
5 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.80%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (3.80%) Streaming Media
6 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.27%) Animation
7 1 (1.27%) iPad
7 1 (1.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.19%) Linux
2 11 (13.92%) Apple iOS
2 11 (13.92%) Windows
3 10 (12.66%) Android
4 6 (7.59%) Windows Server
5 5 (6.33%) Unix
6 3 (3.80%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (62.03%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (34.18%) Scrum
3 18 (22.78%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (21.52%) OOP
5 16 (20.25%) BDD
5 16 (20.25%) TDD
6 15 (18.99%) Unit Testing
7 12 (15.19%) OO
7 12 (15.19%) Software Engineering
7 12 (15.19%) Test Scripting
8 10 (12.66%) E-Commerce
8 10 (12.66%) Manual Testing
8 10 (12.66%) Mentoring
8 10 (12.66%) MVC
9 9 (11.39%) Continuous Deployment
9 9 (11.39%) Data Modelling
9 9 (11.39%) ETL
9 9 (11.39%) Functional Testing
9 9 (11.39%) iOS Development
10 8 (10.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 36 (45.57%) Java
2 16 (20.25%) C#
3 11 (13.92%) Objective-C
4 9 (11.39%) SQL
5 8 (10.13%) C++
5 8 (10.13%) JavaScript
6 7 (8.86%) Apple Swift
6 7 (8.86%) PHP
7 6 (7.59%) Ruby
8 5 (6.33%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (13.92%) Degree
2 4 (5.06%) ISEB
2 4 (5.06%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.80%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.39%) QA
2 5 (6.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (8.86%) Docker
2 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (12.66%) Oracle
2 9 (11.39%) Talend
3 8 (10.13%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.06%) Concur
4 4 (5.06%) Infor
4 4 (5.06%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (5.06%) SAP
5 3 (3.80%) Apple
5 3 (3.80%) ESRI
5 3 (3.80%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.53%) Google
6 2 (2.53%) HP
6 2 (2.53%) VMware
7 1 (1.27%) hybris
7 1 (1.27%) Twitter