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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 112 100 120
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +20
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 45 63 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.40% 1.50% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.89% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 39 15
Median daily rate £388 £310 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £427 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £44.25 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-0.56% -23.04%
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
2696 3326 2514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.94% 79.44% 77.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1800 2033 1489
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 129 106
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £47.71 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -12 18 £388 +29.16% 17
Cheshire +13 11 £400 +11.11% 4
Lancashire +1 10 £375 +3.44% 2
Merseyside +3 4 £500 +60.00%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 53 (71.62%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (50.00%) Java
3 25 (33.78%) Scrum
4 23 (31.08%) .NET
5 21 (28.38%) XML
6 20 (27.03%) Web Services
7 19 (25.68%) BDD
8 18 (24.32%) JSON
8 18 (24.32%) JavaScript
8 18 (24.32%) TDD
9 16 (21.62%) SQL
10 15 (20.27%) Linux
10 15 (20.27%) Python
10 15 (20.27%) Subversion
11 14 (18.92%) C#
11 14 (18.92%) Oracle
11 14 (18.92%) Android
11 14 (18.92%) REST
11 14 (18.92%) Jenkins
12 13 (17.57%) QA
12 13 (17.57%) Selenium
12 13 (17.57%) Manual Testing
12 13 (17.57%) HTML
12 13 (17.57%) Windows
12 13 (17.57%) Ruby
13 12 (16.22%) OO
13 12 (16.22%) OOP
13 12 (16.22%) Integration Testing
13 12 (16.22%) Test Scripting
13 12 (16.22%) Amazon AWS

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 3 (4.05%) CMS
1 3 (4.05%) IIS
2 2 (2.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (2.70%) Confluence
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (2.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.35%) Drupal
3 1 (1.35%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS Office
2 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (8.11%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (8.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.11%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (8.11%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (6.76%) PaaS
4 5 (6.76%) SaaS
5 4 (5.41%) Amazon S3
5 4 (5.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (4.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (4.05%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (4.05%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (4.05%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (4.05%) AWS CloudTrail
6 3 (4.05%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (4.05%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.70%) IaaS
8 1 (1.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.81%) HTTP
1 8 (10.81%) Internet
2 3 (4.05%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) Relational Database
2 5 (6.76%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (5.41%) MySQL
3 4 (5.41%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.05%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (4.05%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (4.05%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.35%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.35%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 15 (20.27%) Subversion
2 14 (18.92%) Jenkins
3 13 (17.57%) Selenium
4 11 (14.86%) Git (software)
4 11 (14.86%) JIRA
5 9 (12.16%) JUnit
6 7 (9.46%) Xcode
7 4 (5.41%) Cucumber
8 3 (4.05%) Appium
8 3 (4.05%) Calabash
8 3 (4.05%) CocoaPods
8 3 (4.05%) Hudson
8 3 (4.05%) Mercurial
8 3 (4.05%) Robotium
8 3 (4.05%) TeamCity
8 3 (4.05%) TestComplete
9 2 (2.70%) JMeter
9 2 (2.70%) LoadRunner
9 2 (2.70%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (12.16%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Manufacturing
2 5 (6.76%) Retail
3 4 (5.41%) Banking
3 4 (5.41%) Marketing
4 3 (4.05%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.70%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (37.84%) Developer
2 12 (16.22%) Tester
3 9 (12.16%) Android Developer
4 8 (10.81%) Java Developer
5 7 (9.46%) Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) Automation Tester
6 6 (8.11%) Consultant
6 6 (8.11%) iOS Developer
6 6 (8.11%) QA Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Test Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) Test Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Agile Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Architect
7 5 (6.76%) C# Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Objective-C Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Automation Consultant
8 4 (5.41%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Java Android Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (31.08%) .NET
2 21 (28.38%) XML
3 20 (27.03%) Web Services
4 18 (24.32%) JSON
5 14 (18.92%) REST
6 13 (17.57%) HTML
7 9 (12.16%) jQuery
8 8 (10.81%) AngularJS
8 8 (10.81%) CSS
9 6 (8.11%) .NET Framework
10 5 (6.76%) boto
10 5 (6.76%) Node.js
10 5 (6.76%) YAML
11 4 (5.41%) Cocoa
11 4 (5.41%) J2EE
11 4 (5.41%) RESTful
12 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET
12 3 (4.05%) Hibernate
12 3 (4.05%) SOAP
12 3 (4.05%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.81%) User Experience
2 6 (8.11%) Virtual Team
3 5 (6.76%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.05%) Data Structures
4 3 (4.05%) Streaming Media
5 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.70%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.35%) Animation
6 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.35%) iPhone
6 1 (1.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.27%) Linux
2 14 (18.92%) Android
3 13 (17.57%) Windows
4 12 (16.22%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.41%) Windows Server
6 3 (4.05%) Unix
6 3 (4.05%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (71.62%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (33.78%) Scrum
3 19 (25.68%) BDD
4 18 (24.32%) TDD
5 13 (17.57%) Manual Testing
6 12 (16.22%) High Availability
6 12 (16.22%) Integration Testing
6 12 (16.22%) OO
6 12 (16.22%) OOP
6 12 (16.22%) Test Scripting
7 11 (14.86%) Software Engineering
7 11 (14.86%) Unit Testing
8 10 (13.51%) Android Development
8 10 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (13.51%) Functional Testing
8 10 (13.51%) Open Source
9 9 (12.16%) DevOps
9 9 (12.16%) iOS Development
9 9 (12.16%) Test Strategy
10 8 (10.81%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 37 (50.00%) Java
2 18 (24.32%) JavaScript
3 16 (21.62%) SQL
4 15 (20.27%) Python
5 14 (18.92%) C#
6 13 (17.57%) Ruby
7 11 (14.86%) Objective-C
7 11 (14.86%) Perl
8 7 (9.46%) Apple Swift
9 6 (8.11%) C
9 6 (8.11%) Shell Script
10 4 (5.41%) PHP
10 4 (5.41%) PL/SQL
11 3 (4.05%) PowerShell
11 3 (4.05%) TypeScript
11 3 (4.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.76%) AWS Certification
3 5 (6.76%) Degree
4 3 (4.05%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.05%) ISEB
5 2 (2.70%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.57%) QA
2 3 (4.05%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (4.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (8.11%) Puppet
2 4 (5.41%) Salt
3 3 (4.05%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (18.92%) Oracle
2 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.41%) Siebel
4 3 (4.05%) Apple
5 2 (2.70%) Adobe
5 2 (2.70%) IBM
6 1 (1.35%) HP
6 1 (1.35%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.35%) Twitter
6 1 (1.35%) Xamarin
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago