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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 114 110 118
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 39 42 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 1.12% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.46% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 37 14
Median daily rate £316 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.64% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £400 £354
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.88 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £38.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+34.19% +0.64%
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
3093 2878 2369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.18% 76.95% 75.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1950 1679 1270
Median daily rate £415 £380 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 128 102
Median hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £14.45 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £56.63 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +11 22 £280 +13.13% 16
Merseyside +2 6 £316 - 4
Cheshire -6 5 £488 +56.00% 5
Lancashire -18 5 £259 -28.81% 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 55 (56.70%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (39.18%) Java
3 27 (27.84%) Selenium
4 26 (26.80%) Scrum
5 25 (25.77%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (24.74%) Finance
6 24 (24.74%) .NET
7 23 (23.71%) Test Scripting
7 23 (23.71%) BDD
8 21 (21.65%) Oracle
9 19 (19.59%) C#
9 19 (19.59%) MySQL
9 19 (19.59%) TDD
10 17 (17.53%) Unit Testing
10 17 (17.53%) Linux
11 16 (16.49%) JavaScript
12 14 (14.43%) C++
12 14 (14.43%) XML
12 14 (14.43%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (14.43%) JIRA
12 14 (14.43%) SDLC
13 13 (13.40%) Mentoring
13 13 (13.40%) Manual Testing
13 13 (13.40%) Amazon AWS
13 13 (13.40%) CSS
13 13 (13.40%) Web Services
14 12 (12.37%) Data Modelling
14 12 (12.37%) ETL
14 12 (12.37%) Waterfall
14 12 (12.37%) Integration 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 9 (9.28%) JBoss
2 7 (7.22%) CMS
2 7 (7.22%) Tomcat
2 7 (7.22%) WebSphere
3 6 (6.19%) IIS
3 6 (6.19%) Tuxedo
4 5 (5.15%) CICS
4 5 (5.15%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.12%) Drupal
6 3 (3.09%) Apache
6 3 (3.09%) ArcGIS
6 3 (3.09%) GeoServer
6 3 (3.09%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (2.06%) Jetty
7 2 (2.06%) nginx
7 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (7.22%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.40%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (10.31%) Amazon Kinesis
2 10 (10.31%) Amazon S3
2 10 (10.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 7 (7.22%) Veeva
4 2 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.06%) Google App Engine
4 2 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.03%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.15%) HTTP
2 3 (3.09%) PuTTY
2 3 (3.09%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.09%) WinSCP
3 2 (2.06%) DHCP
3 2 (2.06%) DNS
3 2 (2.06%) FTP
3 2 (2.06%) Internet
3 2 (2.06%) IPsec
3 2 (2.06%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.59%) MySQL
2 14 (14.43%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (10.31%) Amazon Redshift
3 10 (10.31%) Star Schema
4 6 (6.19%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.15%) DB2
5 5 (5.15%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (4.12%) SQL Server
7 3 (3.09%) GIS
7 3 (3.09%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.06%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.03%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 27 (27.84%) Selenium
2 14 (14.43%) JIRA
3 12 (12.37%) Jenkins
3 12 (12.37%) Talend Open Studio
4 11 (11.34%) Git (software)
5 10 (10.31%) ERwin
6 9 (9.28%) Cucumber
6 9 (9.28%) Subversion
7 8 (8.25%) JUnit
7 8 (8.25%) Visual Studio
8 6 (6.19%) Eclipse
9 5 (5.15%) ClearCase
9 5 (5.15%) WebDriver
10 4 (4.12%) Maven
10 4 (4.12%) SonarQube
10 4 (4.12%) Travis CI
11 3 (3.09%) Ant
11 3 (3.09%) SpecFlow
11 3 (3.09%) TortoiseSVN
11 3 (3.09%) WATIR
General
1 24 (24.74%) Finance
2 8 (8.25%) Games
3 7 (7.22%) Manufacturing
4 6 (6.19%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.09%) Banking
6 2 (2.06%) Online Betting
7 1 (1.03%) Legal
7 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (42.27%) Developer
2 14 (14.43%) Senior Developer
3 12 (12.37%) Software Developer
3 12 (12.37%) Test Engineer
4 11 (11.34%) Analyst
4 11 (11.34%) ETL Developer
4 11 (11.34%) Test Manager
5 10 (10.31%) Test Analyst
5 10 (10.31%) Test Automation Engineer
6 9 (9.28%) Senior ETL Developer
7 8 (8.25%) C# Developer
8 7 (7.22%) Java Developer
9 6 (6.19%) Test Assurance Manager
9 6 (6.19%) Tester
10 5 (5.15%) C# WPF Developer
10 5 (5.15%) Consultant
10 5 (5.15%) Talend Developer
10 5 (5.15%) Web Consultant
10 5 (5.15%) WPF Developer
11 4 (4.12%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (24.74%) .NET
2 14 (14.43%) XML
3 13 (13.40%) CSS
3 13 (13.40%) Web Services
4 12 (12.37%) .NET Framework
5 10 (10.31%) HTML
6 8 (8.25%) JSON
7 7 (7.22%) Hibernate
7 7 (7.22%) J2EE
7 7 (7.22%) Servlets
7 7 (7.22%) SOAP
7 7 (7.22%) XSD
8 6 (6.19%) HTML5
8 6 (6.19%) JSP
8 6 (6.19%) WPF
9 5 (5.15%) CSS3
9 5 (5.15%) EJB
9 5 (5.15%) jQuery
9 5 (5.15%) Struts
9 5 (5.15%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.34%) Data Integration
1 11 (11.34%) Mainframe
2 5 (5.15%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.15%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (5.15%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.15%) PMI
2 5 (5.15%) User Experience
3 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.12%) SCADA
4 3 (3.09%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (3.09%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.03%) Animation
5 1 (1.03%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.53%) Linux
2 7 (7.22%) Windows
3 6 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (6.19%) VME
4 4 (4.12%) Unix
4 4 (4.12%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.03%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (56.70%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.80%) Scrum
3 25 (25.77%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (23.71%) BDD
4 23 (23.71%) Test Scripting
5 19 (19.59%) TDD
6 17 (17.53%) Unit Testing
7 14 (14.43%) SDLC
8 13 (13.40%) Manual Testing
8 13 (13.40%) Mentoring
9 12 (12.37%) Data Modelling
9 12 (12.37%) ETL
9 12 (12.37%) Integration Testing
9 12 (12.37%) Waterfall
10 11 (11.34%) SOA
11 10 (10.31%) Migration
11 10 (10.31%) Project Management
11 10 (10.31%) Test Automation
12 9 (9.28%) Configuration Management
12 9 (9.28%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 38 (39.18%) Java
2 19 (19.59%) C#
3 16 (16.49%) JavaScript
4 14 (14.43%) C++
5 11 (11.34%) COBOL
6 10 (10.31%) SQL
7 7 (7.22%) PHP
8 5 (5.15%) Assembly Language
9 4 (4.12%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.09%) Ruby
11 2 (2.06%) VB
12 1 (1.03%) FQL
12 1 (1.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (11.34%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.31%) Degree
3 5 (5.15%) PMI Certification
3 5 (5.15%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.09%) ISEB
5 3 (3.09%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.09%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.03%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.31%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (10.31%) Docker
2 2 (2.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.06%) BitLocker
2 2 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (21.65%) Oracle
2 12 (12.37%) Talend
3 8 (8.25%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.22%) Concur
4 7 (7.22%) Infor
4 7 (7.22%) Micro Focus
4 7 (7.22%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (7.22%) SAP
5 6 (6.19%) Red Hat
6 5 (5.15%) Chordiant
6 5 (5.15%) IBM
7 3 (3.09%) ESRI
7 3 (3.09%) Sitecore
7 3 (3.09%) Sun
8 2 (2.06%) Google
8 2 (2.06%) HP
8 2 (2.06%) VMware
9 1 (1.03%) hybris
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