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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 127 116 118
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 33 58 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.94% 1.30% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.58% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 43 15
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £287 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £475 £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 £40.00 £39.37 £68.75
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -42.73%
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
2939 3663 2440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.30% 81.82% 75.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1877 2293 1396
Median daily rate £408 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 149 114
Median hourly rate £24.50 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.78% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.58 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -18 16 £400 -3.03% 20
Lancashire +20 7 £375 +19.04% 1
Merseyside +9 4 £350 +12.00% 2
Cheshire -12 3 £413 +3.12% 2
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 45 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (44.29%) Java
3 18 (25.71%) Scrum
4 17 (24.29%) XML
5 16 (22.86%) Web Services
5 16 (22.86%) Git (software)
5 16 (22.86%) BDD
6 15 (21.43%) REST
6 15 (21.43%) JIRA
6 15 (21.43%) .NET
6 15 (21.43%) TDD
7 13 (18.57%) Finance
7 13 (18.57%) CSS
7 13 (18.57%) Selenium
7 13 (18.57%) Manual Testing
8 12 (17.14%) Test Scripting
8 12 (17.14%) JSON
8 12 (17.14%) Subversion
8 12 (17.14%) OOP
8 12 (17.14%) JUnit
8 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
8 12 (17.14%) Relational Database
9 11 (15.71%) Objective-C
9 11 (15.71%) Manufacturing
9 11 (15.71%) C#
9 11 (15.71%) E-Commerce
9 11 (15.71%) Software Engineering
9 11 (15.71%) Android
9 11 (15.71%) Apple iOS
9 11 (15.71%) Functional Testing

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 8 (11.43%) CMS
2 5 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.71%) Drupal
3 4 (5.71%) JBoss
4 3 (4.29%) ArcGIS
4 3 (4.29%) GeoServer
4 3 (4.29%) IIS
4 3 (4.29%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (2.86%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.43%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.43%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.86%) IaaS
1 2 (2.86%) PaaS
1 2 (2.86%) SaaS
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (1.43%) GitHub
2 1 (1.43%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.29%) HTTP
2 8 (11.43%) Internet
3 2 (2.86%) PuTTY
3 2 (2.86%) WinSCP
4 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.14%) Relational Database
2 8 (11.43%) MySQL
3 4 (5.71%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.29%) GIS
4 3 (4.29%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.29%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.43%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.43%) SQLPlus
6 1 (1.43%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 16 (22.86%) Git (software)
2 15 (21.43%) JIRA
3 13 (18.57%) Selenium
4 12 (17.14%) JUnit
4 12 (17.14%) Subversion
5 10 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 7 (10.00%) Xcode
7 6 (8.57%) Cucumber
8 4 (5.71%) Appium
8 4 (5.71%) Eclipse
8 4 (5.71%) Maven
8 4 (5.71%) SonarQube
9 3 (4.29%) Calabash
9 3 (4.29%) CocoaPods
9 3 (4.29%) Hudson
9 3 (4.29%) Robotium
9 3 (4.29%) TeamCity
9 3 (4.29%) TestComplete
9 3 (4.29%) Visual Studio
9 3 (4.29%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (18.57%) Finance
2 11 (15.71%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.71%) Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Games
3 4 (5.71%) Marketing
3 4 (5.71%) Retail
4 2 (2.86%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.86%) Online Betting
5 1 (1.43%) Advertising
5 1 (1.43%) Legal
5 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (50.00%) Developer
2 15 (21.43%) Analyst
3 13 (18.57%) Test Analyst
4 12 (17.14%) Java Developer
5 9 (12.86%) Software Developer
5 9 (12.86%) Tester
6 8 (11.43%) Android Developer
7 6 (8.57%) Automation Test Analyst
7 6 (8.57%) iOS Developer
8 5 (7.14%) Objective-C Developer
8 5 (7.14%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Agile Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Java Android Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Java Mobile Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Mobile Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Senior Java Software Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Senior Software Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Software Tester
9 4 (5.71%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (24.29%) XML
2 16 (22.86%) Web Services
3 15 (21.43%) .NET
3 15 (21.43%) REST
4 13 (18.57%) CSS
5 12 (17.14%) JSON
6 10 (14.29%) HTML
7 7 (10.00%) HTML5
8 6 (8.57%) CSS3
8 6 (8.57%) jQuery
9 5 (7.14%) .NET Framework
9 5 (7.14%) RESTful
10 4 (5.71%) AngularJS
10 4 (5.71%) Cocoa
10 4 (5.71%) GWT
10 4 (5.71%) J2EE
10 4 (5.71%) Node.js
11 3 (4.29%) Hibernate
11 3 (4.29%) SOAP
11 3 (4.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) User Experience
2 5 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.71%) SCADA
4 3 (4.29%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.29%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (4.29%) Streaming Media
5 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.86%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.86%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.86%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.43%) Animation
6 1 (1.43%) iPad
6 1 (1.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.71%) Android
1 11 (15.71%) Apple iOS
2 8 (11.43%) Linux
3 7 (10.00%) Windows
4 4 (5.71%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.29%) Unix
5 3 (4.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (25.71%) Scrum
3 16 (22.86%) BDD
4 15 (21.43%) TDD
5 13 (18.57%) Manual Testing
6 12 (17.14%) OOP
6 12 (17.14%) Test Scripting
7 11 (15.71%) E-Commerce
7 11 (15.71%) Functional Testing
7 11 (15.71%) Software Engineering
8 10 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (12.86%) Android Development
9 9 (12.86%) iOS Development
9 9 (12.86%) OO
10 8 (11.43%) Content Management
10 8 (11.43%) Integration Testing
10 8 (11.43%) MVC
10 8 (11.43%) Unit Testing
11 7 (10.00%) Mobile Development
11 7 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 31 (44.29%) Java
2 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
3 11 (15.71%) C#
3 11 (15.71%) Objective-C
4 10 (14.29%) SQL
5 7 (10.00%) Apple Swift
5 7 (10.00%) Ruby
6 6 (8.57%) PHP
7 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.29%) VBScript
8 2 (2.86%) C
8 2 (2.86%) C++
8 2 (2.86%) Perl
8 2 (2.86%) Python
8 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (11.43%) Degree
2 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (5.71%) ISEB
3 4 (5.71%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.43%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.29%) QA
2 3 (4.29%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Oracle
2 5 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.29%) Apple
3 3 (4.29%) ESRI
3 3 (4.29%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.86%) Adobe
4 2 (2.86%) IBM
4 2 (2.86%) Talend
5 1 (1.43%) Concur
5 1 (1.43%) HP
5 1 (1.43%) hybris
5 1 (1.43%) Infor
5 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.43%) SAP
5 1 (1.43%) Twitter
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
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