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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 133 116 109
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 11 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.55% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.76% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 4
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£500 £338 £276
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% +22.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.45% -1.25%
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
2546 1974 1657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.21% 72.20% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1456 1000 854
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 118 94
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.70 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 -18 5 £500 +48.14% 17
Lancashire - 2 - - 1
Merseyside - 2 - -
Cheshire - 1 £400 - 6
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) Java
3 11 (32.35%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (29.41%) .NET
4 10 (29.41%) Linux
5 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
6 8 (23.53%) Google
6 8 (23.53%) Jenkins
7 7 (20.59%) Puppet
7 7 (20.59%) Unit Testing
7 7 (20.59%) J2EE
7 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
8 6 (17.65%) SSL
8 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
8 6 (17.65%) MySQL
8 6 (17.65%) HTML
8 6 (17.65%) IIS
8 6 (17.65%) CSS
8 6 (17.65%) Servlets
8 6 (17.65%) Apache
8 6 (17.65%) Tomcat
8 6 (17.65%) E-Commerce
8 6 (17.65%) HTTP
8 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
8 6 (17.65%) WebSphere
8 6 (17.65%) Jetty
8 6 (17.65%) Time Management
8 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering
8 6 (17.65%) Open Source
8 6 (17.65%) nginx

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 6 (17.65%) IIS
1 6 (17.65%) Apache
1 6 (17.65%) Tomcat
1 6 (17.65%) WebSphere
1 6 (17.65%) Jetty
1 6 (17.65%) nginx
2 5 (14.71%) CMS
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (5.88%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (11.76%) Google App Engine
1 4 (11.76%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) HTTP
1 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
1 6 (17.65%) SSL
2 4 (11.76%) IPsec
2 4 (11.76%) DNS
2 4 (11.76%) DHCP
2 4 (11.76%) FTP
3 1 (2.94%) Network Security
3 1 (2.94%) DMZ
3 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) MySQL
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.82%) Hadoop
3 3 (8.82%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Jenkins
2 5 (14.71%) Behat
3 4 (11.76%) Cucumber
3 4 (11.76%) JIRA
3 4 (11.76%) Selenium
4 3 (8.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (8.82%) Eclipse
4 3 (8.82%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.88%) Hudson
5 2 (5.88%) Xcode
5 2 (5.88%) Appium
6 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.94%) MSTest
6 1 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Developer
2 7 (20.59%) Test Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Tester
4 4 (11.76%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Performance Tester
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Java Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Java Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Magento Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Android Developer
6 2 (5.88%) iOS Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Drupal Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) .NET
2 7 (20.59%) J2EE
3 6 (17.65%) CSS
3 6 (17.65%) Servlets
3 6 (17.65%) HTML
4 5 (14.71%) jQuery
5 3 (8.82%) Web Services
6 2 (5.88%) Cocoa
6 2 (5.88%) Core Animation
6 2 (5.88%) REST
6 2 (5.88%) Cocoa Touch
6 2 (5.88%) UIKit
7 1 (2.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Open Source
2 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.88%) Animation
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) User Experience
3 1 (2.94%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Linux
2 5 (14.71%) Android
2 5 (14.71%) Windows
3 4 (11.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (32.35%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (20.59%) Unit Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Time Management
4 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering
4 6 (17.65%) E-Commerce
4 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
5 5 (14.71%) OO
6 4 (11.76%) Scrum
6 4 (11.76%) TDD
6 4 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 4 (11.76%) BDD
7 3 (8.82%) DevOps
7 3 (8.82%) Refactoring
7 3 (8.82%) Workflow
8 2 (5.88%) OOP
8 2 (5.88%) Performance Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Software Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Android Development
8 2 (5.88%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) Java
2 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
3 5 (14.71%) PHP
4 3 (8.82%) Perl
4 3 (8.82%) Python
4 3 (8.82%) Shell Script
4 3 (8.82%) C#
5 2 (5.88%) Objective-C
5 2 (5.88%) Ruby
6 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Degree
1 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) VCP4
3 2 (5.88%) ISEB
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.94%) RHCE
4 1 (2.94%) IBM Certification
4 1 (2.94%) ACSA
4 1 (2.94%) MCDST
4 1 (2.94%) MCTS
4 1 (2.94%) MCITP
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.94%) ACSP
4 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) MCSE
4 1 (2.94%) MCSA
4 1 (2.94%) CCNP
4 1 (2.94%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Xen
1 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) Puppet
2 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Google
2 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.76%) HP
3 4 (11.76%) VMware
3 4 (11.76%) Telerik
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle
4 3 (8.82%) Apple
5 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco
5 1 (2.94%) IBM
5 1 (2.94%) EMC
5 1 (2.94%) Avaya
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
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