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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
England / North West
Rank 89 99 126
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +27
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 48 56 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.82% 1.43% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 1.77% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 42 6
Median daily rate £400 £310 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +55.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £400 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £358
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £46.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +54.16%

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
2156 3161 2367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.95% 80.68% 76.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1394 1931 1416
Median daily rate £405 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £595 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 109 101
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +41.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £14.08 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.17 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +8 27 £400 +33.33% 17
Cheshire +27 14 £388 +25.00% 1
Merseyside - 4 £500 -
Lancashire -5 1 - - 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 56 (67.47%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (48.19%) Java
3 31 (37.35%) Scrum
4 29 (34.94%) Selenium
5 26 (31.33%) .NET
6 22 (26.51%) SQL
6 22 (26.51%) Web Services
6 22 (26.51%) XML
7 21 (25.30%) QA
8 20 (24.10%) JavaScript
9 18 (21.69%) Linux
9 18 (21.69%) Test Scripting
10 17 (20.48%) BDD
10 17 (20.48%) High Availability
10 17 (20.48%) TDD
10 17 (20.48%) DevOps
11 16 (19.28%) Python
11 16 (19.28%) JSON
12 15 (18.07%) JIRA
12 15 (18.07%) Manual Testing
12 15 (18.07%) Windows
12 15 (18.07%) C#
13 14 (16.87%) Oracle
13 14 (16.87%) Ruby
13 14 (16.87%) Jenkins
13 14 (16.87%) Amazon AWS
14 13 (15.66%) AngularJS
15 12 (14.46%) Unit Testing
15 12 (14.46%) Integration Testing
15 12 (14.46%) HTML

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 4 (4.82%) IIS
2 3 (3.61%) CMS
2 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.61%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.41%) Confluence
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.20%) Jetty
4 1 (1.20%) Mongrel
4 1 (1.20%) nginx
4 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) MS Office
2 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (7.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.87%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (9.64%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (8.43%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (6.02%) Amazon S3
5 5 (6.02%) PaaS
5 5 (6.02%) SaaS
5 5 (6.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (4.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (4.82%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (4.82%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (4.82%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (4.82%) AWS CloudTrail
6 4 (4.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (4.82%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (4.82%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.41%) IaaS
8 1 (1.20%) Google App Engine
8 1 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) HTTP
2 5 (6.02%) Internet
2 5 (6.02%) LDAP
3 4 (4.82%) VPN
4 1 (1.20%) DHCP
4 1 (1.20%) DNS
4 1 (1.20%) FTP
4 1 (1.20%) IPsec
4 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.02%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (4.82%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (4.82%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (4.82%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.61%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.61%) MySQL
6 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.20%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (1.20%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 29 (34.94%) Selenium
2 15 (18.07%) JIRA
3 14 (16.87%) Jenkins
4 11 (13.25%) Subversion
5 9 (10.84%) Git (software)
6 7 (8.43%) Xcode
7 6 (7.23%) JUnit
8 5 (6.02%) Cucumber
9 3 (3.61%) Appium
9 3 (3.61%) CocoaPods
9 3 (3.61%) Mercurial
9 3 (3.61%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.61%) TestComplete
9 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.41%) JMeter
10 2 (2.41%) LoadRunner
10 2 (2.41%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.20%) JProfiler
11 1 (1.20%) MSTest
General
1 9 (10.84%) Finance
2 4 (4.82%) Banking
2 4 (4.82%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.82%) Retail
3 3 (3.61%) Marketing
3 3 (3.61%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.41%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (32.53%) Developer
2 16 (19.28%) Tester
3 9 (10.84%) Analyst
3 9 (10.84%) QA Engineer
4 8 (9.64%) Automation Tester
4 8 (9.64%) Consultant
4 8 (9.64%) Test Analyst
5 7 (8.43%) Android Developer
5 7 (8.43%) Test Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) Automation Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) Java Developer
6 6 (7.23%) QA Automation Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Architect
7 5 (6.02%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) C# Developer
7 5 (6.02%) Java Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (4.82%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.82%) iOS Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (31.33%) .NET
2 22 (26.51%) Web Services
2 22 (26.51%) XML
3 16 (19.28%) JSON
4 13 (15.66%) AngularJS
5 12 (14.46%) HTML
6 11 (13.25%) REST
7 8 (9.64%) jQuery
8 6 (7.23%) .NET Framework
8 6 (7.23%) boto
8 6 (7.23%) CSS
8 6 (7.23%) Node.js
8 6 (7.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (7.23%) YAML
9 4 (4.82%) Cocoa
9 4 (4.82%) J2EE
9 4 (4.82%) RESTful
10 3 (3.61%) Autofac
10 3 (3.61%) Backbone.js
10 3 (3.61%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) User Experience
1 6 (7.23%) Virtual Team
1 6 (7.23%) Web 2.0
2 5 (6.02%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.61%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.20%) iPhone
5 1 (1.20%) Replication
5 1 (1.20%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.69%) Linux
2 15 (18.07%) Windows
3 11 (13.25%) Android
4 9 (10.84%) Apple iOS
5 4 (4.82%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.61%) Unix
7 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (67.47%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (37.35%) Scrum
3 18 (21.69%) Test Scripting
4 17 (20.48%) BDD
4 17 (20.48%) DevOps
4 17 (20.48%) High Availability
4 17 (20.48%) TDD
5 15 (18.07%) Manual Testing
6 12 (14.46%) Integration Testing
6 12 (14.46%) Unit Testing
7 10 (12.05%) Functional Testing
7 10 (12.05%) OO
7 10 (12.05%) Open Source
8 9 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (10.84%) Defect Management
8 9 (10.84%) Test Strategy
8 9 (10.84%) Workflow
9 8 (9.64%) Security Testing
9 8 (9.64%) Software Engineering
9 8 (9.64%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (48.19%) Java
2 22 (26.51%) SQL
3 20 (24.10%) JavaScript
4 16 (19.28%) Python
5 15 (18.07%) C#
6 14 (16.87%) Ruby
7 12 (14.46%) Perl
8 8 (9.64%) Objective-C
8 8 (9.64%) PL/SQL
9 7 (8.43%) Apple Swift
10 6 (7.23%) C
10 6 (7.23%) Shell Script
11 4 (4.82%) PowerShell
12 3 (3.61%) PHP
12 3 (3.61%) TypeScript
12 3 (3.61%) VBScript
13 2 (2.41%) ANSI SQL
14 1 (1.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (12.05%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.64%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.23%) AWS Certification
3 6 (7.23%) Degree
4 2 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.41%) HND
4 2 (2.41%) ISEB
4 2 (2.41%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (25.30%) QA
2 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (7.23%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (4.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.82%) Docker
3 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (9.64%) Puppet
2 5 (6.02%) Salt
3 4 (4.82%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (16.87%) Oracle
2 6 (7.23%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.02%) ServiceNow
4 4 (4.82%) Siebel
5 3 (3.61%) Apple
6 2 (2.41%) Adobe
6 2 (2.41%) IBM
7 1 (1.20%) Google
7 1 (1.20%) Twitter
7 1 (1.20%) VMware
7 1 (1.20%) Xamarin