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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 115 115 118
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 40 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 0.61% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 0.84% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 16 2
Average daily rate
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£365 £338 £297
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £299 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £336 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.34% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +20.83%
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
2973 2270 1792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.17% 72.76% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1642 1188 858
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 124 89
Average hourly rate £37.00 £25.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.53% -8.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 May 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 1 May 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
Lancashire - 20 £352 - 1
Cheshire -1 9 £365 +21.66% 15
Manchester -19 7 £385 +10.00% 12
Merseyside -11 2 - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.82%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (34.69%) QA
4 14 (28.57%) Java
5 13 (26.53%) Linux
5 13 (26.53%) RDBMS
5 13 (26.53%) Relational Database
6 12 (24.49%) Migration
6 12 (24.49%) COBOL
6 12 (24.49%) VME
6 12 (24.49%) Data Conversion
7 9 (18.37%) Test Scripting
8 8 (16.33%) TDD
8 8 (16.33%) WebSphere
8 8 (16.33%) FTP
8 8 (16.33%) Jenkins
8 8 (16.33%) Apple iOS
9 7 (14.29%) Cucumber
9 7 (14.29%) Puppet
9 7 (14.29%) Open Source
9 7 (14.29%) Mobile App
9 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 7 (14.29%) Configuration Management
9 7 (14.29%) .NET
9 7 (14.29%) Degree
9 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 7 (14.29%) Google
9 7 (14.29%) Unit Testing
9 7 (14.29%) Selenium
9 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 8 (16.33%) WebSphere
2 5 (10.20%) Apache
2 5 (10.20%) Tomcat
2 5 (10.20%) IIS
2 5 (10.20%) Jetty
2 5 (10.20%) nginx
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (4.08%) Node.js
5 1 (2.04%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.24%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (10.20%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (10.20%) Google App Engine
2 5 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) FTP
2 6 (12.24%) HTTP
3 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.20%) DNS
3 5 (10.20%) SSL
3 5 (10.20%) IPsec
3 5 (10.20%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.53%) RDBMS
1 13 (26.53%) Relational Database
2 6 (12.24%) MongoDB
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.12%) Hadoop
5 2 (4.08%) Redis
5 2 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Jenkins
2 7 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 7 (14.29%) Selenium
3 5 (10.20%) Appium
4 4 (8.16%) JIRA
5 3 (6.12%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.12%) Xcode
5 3 (6.12%) Eclipse
5 3 (6.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.08%) Calabash
6 2 (4.08%) CocoaPods
6 2 (4.08%) Mocha
6 2 (4.08%) Hudson
7 1 (2.04%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 2 (4.08%) Retail
1 2 (4.08%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) Test Manager
2 11 (22.45%) Developer
3 8 (16.33%) Test Engineer
4 7 (14.29%) Tester
5 4 (8.16%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) iOS Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Android Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Integration Tester
6 3 (6.12%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.08%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Performance Tester
7 2 (4.08%) Java Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Java Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Mobile Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) .NET
2 6 (12.24%) J2EE
2 6 (12.24%) Servlets
3 5 (10.20%) JSON
4 4 (8.16%) RESTful
4 4 (8.16%) Web Services
5 3 (6.12%) Core Animation
5 3 (6.12%) Cocoa Touch
5 3 (6.12%) Cocoa
5 3 (6.12%) HTML
6 2 (4.08%) XML
6 2 (4.08%) UIKit
6 2 (4.08%) REST
7 1 (2.04%) POSIX
7 1 (2.04%) J2ME
7 1 (2.04%) SOAP
7 1 (2.04%) CSS
7 1 (2.04%) Pthreads
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Data Conversion
2 7 (14.29%) Open Source
2 7 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.12%) Animation
4 1 (2.04%) iPad
4 1 (2.04%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.04%) User Experience
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) iPhone
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Linux
2 12 (24.49%) VME
3 8 (16.33%) Apple iOS
4 7 (14.29%) Android
5 3 (6.12%) UNIX
5 3 (6.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.82%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (24.49%) Migration
4 9 (18.37%) Test Scripting
5 8 (16.33%) TDD
6 7 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 7 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 6 (12.24%) Integration Testing
7 6 (12.24%) Time Management
7 6 (12.24%) OO
7 6 (12.24%) Scrum
7 6 (12.24%) iOS Development
7 6 (12.24%) Test Strategy
8 5 (10.20%) BDD
8 5 (10.20%) Android Development
8 5 (10.20%) Manual Testing
9 3 (6.12%) DevOps
9 3 (6.12%) Mobile Application Development
9 3 (6.12%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.57%) Java
2 12 (24.49%) COBOL
3 6 (12.24%) JavaScript
3 6 (12.24%) SQL
4 5 (10.20%) C#
5 4 (8.16%) Python
5 4 (8.16%) Objective-C
6 3 (6.12%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.12%) Perl
7 2 (4.08%) Ruby
7 2 (4.08%) Apple Swift
8 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Degree
1 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) ISEB
3 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (34.69%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.20%) Xen
3 1 (2.04%) QEMU
3 1 (2.04%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) Puppet
2 3 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 7 (14.29%) Google
2 6 (12.24%) VMware
3 4 (8.16%) HP
4 3 (6.12%) Apple
4 3 (6.12%) Oracle
5 2 (4.08%) Telerik
6 1 (2.04%) Apigee
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