The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 115 121 131
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 20 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 0.26% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.36% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £325 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.75 £33.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+79.69% -16.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2130 1940 2087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.34% 70.91% 64.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1141 973 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 94 109
Average hourly rate £27.17 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.51% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.75 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Automated Testing
England

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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
Manchester +2 9 £344 +5.76% 8
Lancashire - 6 £353 -
Cheshire - 3 £315 - 4
Merseyside - 2 £300 - 3
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 13 (31.71%) Selenium
2 12 (29.27%) QA
2 12 (29.27%) TDD
2 12 (29.27%) ISEB
3 10 (24.39%) Software Testing
3 10 (24.39%) Cucumber
4 9 (21.95%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (21.95%) Java
4 9 (21.95%) SQL
4 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
4 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (17.07%) Scrum
5 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
5 7 (17.07%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (17.07%) Test Scripting
6 6 (14.63%) Android
6 6 (14.63%) Apple iOS
6 6 (14.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (14.63%) Test Automation
6 6 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (12.20%) Dependency Injection
7 5 (12.20%) Relational Database
7 5 (12.20%) iOS Development
7 5 (12.20%) BDD
7 5 (12.20%) Automation Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Calabash
7 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (12.20%) ISTQB
7 5 (12.20%) OOP
7 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) Relational Database
3 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (31.71%) Selenium
2 10 (24.39%) Cucumber
3 7 (17.07%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (12.20%) Calabash
5 4 (9.76%) Subversion
5 4 (9.76%) Eclipse
5 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
5 4 (9.76%) TestComplete
6 3 (7.32%) CaliberRM
6 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
7 2 (4.88%) JUnit
7 2 (4.88%) MSTest
8 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (2.44%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.44%) JIRA
8 1 (2.44%) Toad
8 1 (2.44%) Bugzilla
General
1 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Tester
2 14 (34.15%) Analyst
3 13 (31.71%) Test Analyst
4 9 (21.95%) Developer
5 5 (12.20%) iOS Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Software Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) QA Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) QA Tester
6 4 (9.76%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Lead Tester
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) ScrumMaster
8 2 (4.88%) Integration Tester
8 2 (4.88%) Automated Test Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) Hibernate
1 4 (9.76%) Spring
1 4 (9.76%) JSP
1 4 (9.76%) Grails
2 3 (7.32%) Web Services
3 2 (4.88%) .NET
3 2 (4.88%) WCF
4 1 (2.44%) WPF
4 1 (2.44%) XML
4 1 (2.44%) SOAP
4 1 (2.44%) J2EE
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.44%) EDI
4 1 (2.44%) Ajax
4 1 (2.44%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) iPhone
1 2 (4.88%) iPad
2 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.44%) TRADACOMS
2 1 (2.44%) SCADA
2 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Android
1 6 (14.63%) Apple iOS
2 4 (9.76%) Linux
3 3 (7.32%) Windows
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) TDD
2 10 (24.39%) Software Testing
3 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.07%) Scrum
4 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
4 7 (17.07%) Test Scripting
5 6 (14.63%) Test Automation
6 5 (12.20%) Dependency Injection
6 5 (12.20%) iOS Development
6 5 (12.20%) BDD
6 5 (12.20%) Automation Testing
6 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (12.20%) OOP
6 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
7 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
7 4 (9.76%) MVC
7 4 (9.76%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (9.76%) Pair Programming
7 4 (9.76%) ETL
7 4 (9.76%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) Java
1 9 (21.95%) SQL
2 5 (12.20%) Objective-C
3 4 (9.76%) Groovy
4 2 (4.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) ISEB
2 6 (14.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (12.20%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (29.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) HP
2 2 (4.88%) Curam
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) JBoss
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
Salford
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Merseyside
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Rate: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago