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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 119 114 117
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 9 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.52% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.71% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 3
Average daily rate
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£200 £315 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.50% +21.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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
2274 1963 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.76% 72.78% 66.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1353 1000 942
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 97 83
Average hourly rate £26.50 £33.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.69% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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
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 29 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -14 5 - - 2
Manchester -9 3 £200 -36.50% 25
Merseyside -10 1 - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 3
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) .NET
3 9 (32.14%) Java
4 8 (28.57%) Google
4 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 7 (25.00%) Linux
5 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (21.43%) HTTP
6 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
6 6 (21.43%) Apache
6 6 (21.43%) Tomcat
6 6 (21.43%) Servlets
6 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 6 (21.43%) J2EE
6 6 (21.43%) IIS
6 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
6 6 (21.43%) SSL
6 6 (21.43%) nginx
6 6 (21.43%) Jetty
6 6 (21.43%) Unit Testing
6 6 (21.43%) WebSphere
7 5 (17.86%) jQuery
7 5 (17.86%) Open Source
7 5 (17.86%) Behat
7 5 (17.86%) CMS
7 5 (17.86%) CSS
7 5 (17.86%) MySQL
7 5 (17.86%) PHP
7 5 (17.86%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (21.43%) Apache
1 6 (21.43%) Tomcat
1 6 (21.43%) IIS
1 6 (21.43%) nginx
1 6 (21.43%) Jetty
1 6 (21.43%) WebSphere
2 5 (17.86%) CMS
3 2 (7.14%) Drupal
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (14.29%) Google App Engine
1 4 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) HTTP
1 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
1 6 (21.43%) SSL
2 4 (14.29%) DHCP
2 4 (14.29%) FTP
2 4 (14.29%) DNS
2 4 (14.29%) IPsec
3 1 (3.57%) Network Security
3 1 (3.57%) DMZ
3 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 5 (17.86%) Behat
3 4 (14.29%) Selenium
4 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
4 3 (10.71%) MSTest
4 3 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (7.14%) Hudson
6 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.57%) Xcode
6 1 (3.57%) Appium
General
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Test Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Magento Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Java Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Java Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Performance Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Drupal Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Security Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Network Security Manager
6 1 (3.57%) iOS Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) .NET
2 6 (21.43%) Servlets
2 6 (21.43%) J2EE
3 5 (17.86%) jQuery
3 5 (17.86%) CSS
3 5 (17.86%) HTML
4 1 (3.57%) Core Animation
4 1 (3.57%) REST
4 1 (3.57%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (3.57%) UIKit
4 1 (3.57%) Cocoa
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Open Source
2 1 (3.57%) Animation
2 1 (3.57%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (14.29%) Windows
3 3 (10.71%) Android
4 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
3 6 (21.43%) Unit Testing
4 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
5 3 (10.71%) DevOps
5 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
5 3 (10.71%) Release Management
5 3 (10.71%) Refactoring
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
5 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Time Management
5 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.14%) BDD
6 2 (7.14%) TDD
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.57%) System Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.57%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) Java
2 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.86%) PHP
4 3 (10.71%) SQL
5 1 (3.57%) Ruby
5 1 (3.57%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
1 3 (10.71%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) ACSA
2 1 (3.57%) MCDST
2 1 (3.57%) MCTS
2 1 (3.57%) MCITP
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) ACSP
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) RHCE
2 1 (3.57%) IBM Certification
2 1 (3.57%) MCSE
2 1 (3.57%) MCSA
2 1 (3.57%) CCNP
2 1 (3.57%) CCIP
2 1 (3.57%) CCNA
2 1 (3.57%) CCDP
2 1 (3.57%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (14.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Puppet
1 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Google
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.29%) VMware
3 4 (14.29%) Telerik
4 2 (7.14%) Apple
5 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.57%) Avaya
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco
5 1 (3.57%) IBM
5 1 (3.57%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) EMC
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