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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 119 110 129
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +19
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 39 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 0.73% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.00% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 17 5
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£370 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-33.05% +83.84%
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
2940 2205 1953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.80% 73.43% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1749 1188 983
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 102 90
Average hourly rate £37.97 £28.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.05% +36.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £53.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -1 17 £325 -3.70% 17
Cheshire +1 13 £373 +18.25% 7
Lancashire +12 8 £350 -0.70%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 42 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (40.26%) QA
3 26 (33.77%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (23.38%) Java
4 18 (23.38%) Mobile App
5 17 (22.08%) Relational Database
5 17 (22.08%) RDBMS
5 17 (22.08%) Migration
6 16 (20.78%) VME
6 16 (20.78%) COBOL
6 16 (20.78%) Data Conversion
7 15 (19.48%) Security Cleared
7 15 (19.48%) Test Strategy
7 15 (19.48%) Test Scripting
8 14 (18.18%) Linux
9 13 (16.88%) Cucumber
10 12 (15.58%) Apple iOS
10 12 (15.58%) HTML
11 11 (14.29%) Integration Testing
11 11 (14.29%) Scrum
11 11 (14.29%) TDD
11 11 (14.29%) Android
12 10 (12.99%) Finance
12 10 (12.99%) Degree
12 10 (12.99%) C#
12 10 (12.99%) JavaScript
12 10 (12.99%) CSS
13 9 (11.69%) Configuration Management
13 9 (11.69%) ISEB
13 9 (11.69%) FTP

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (11.69%) WebSphere
2 6 (7.79%) Jetty
2 6 (7.79%) nginx
2 6 (7.79%) IIS
2 6 (7.79%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.19%) Apache
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (2.60%) Node.js
5 2 (2.60%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.60%) Maya
2 2 (2.60%) 3ds Max
2 2 (2.60%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.60%) CINEMA 4D
2 2 (2.60%) MODO
2 2 (2.60%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.39%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (7.79%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (7.79%) Google App Engine
2 6 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.79%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.69%) FTP
2 7 (9.09%) HTTP
3 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.79%) DNS
3 6 (7.79%) DHCP
3 6 (7.79%) IPsec
4 4 (5.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.08%) RDBMS
1 17 (22.08%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.79%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.90%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.60%) Redis
5 2 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.30%) MySQL
6 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (16.88%) Cucumber
2 8 (10.39%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.79%) Selenium
4 5 (6.49%) JIRA
5 4 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (5.19%) SoapUI
5 4 (5.19%) Appium
6 3 (3.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (3.90%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.60%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.60%) Xcode
7 2 (2.60%) Subversion
7 2 (2.60%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (2.60%) Rational Functional Tester
7 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.60%) Mocha
7 2 (2.60%) Calabash
8 1 (1.30%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.30%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.30%) CocoaPods
General
1 10 (12.99%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Games
2 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (23.38%) Developer
2 16 (20.78%) Test Manager
3 10 (12.99%) Tester
4 7 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 6 (7.79%) UX Designer
5 6 (7.79%) Designer
5 6 (7.79%) Test Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Test Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) iOS Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Android Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Software Tester
8 3 (3.90%) Consultant
8 3 (3.90%) QA Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Integration Tester
8 3 (3.90%) Front-End Developer
9 2 (2.60%) Performance Test Leader
9 2 (2.60%) Mobile Developer
9 2 (2.60%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.58%) HTML
2 10 (12.99%) CSS
3 8 (10.39%) Servlets
3 8 (10.39%) .NET
3 8 (10.39%) JSON
4 7 (9.09%) J2EE
5 5 (6.49%) XML
5 5 (6.49%) HTML5
5 5 (6.49%) CSS3
6 4 (5.19%) Backbone.js
6 4 (5.19%) Ember.js
6 4 (5.19%) AngularJS
6 4 (5.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (5.19%) SOAP
6 4 (5.19%) jQuery
6 4 (5.19%) RESTful
7 3 (3.90%) Ajax
7 3 (3.90%) Web Services
7 3 (3.90%) XSL
8 2 (2.60%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.38%) Mobile App
2 16 (20.78%) Data Conversion
3 6 (7.79%) User Experience
4 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.90%) iPhone
4 3 (3.90%) iPad
5 2 (2.60%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.60%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.60%) Animation
6 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.30%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.78%) VME
2 14 (18.18%) Linux
3 12 (15.58%) Apple iOS
4 11 (14.29%) Android
5 8 (10.39%) Windows
6 3 (3.90%) UNIX
6 3 (3.90%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (33.77%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (22.08%) Migration
4 15 (19.48%) Test Scripting
4 15 (19.48%) Test Strategy
5 11 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 11 (14.29%) Scrum
5 11 (14.29%) TDD
6 9 (11.69%) Configuration Management
6 9 (11.69%) Unit Testing
6 9 (11.69%) Manual Testing
7 8 (10.39%) E-Commerce
8 7 (9.09%) iOS Development
9 6 (7.79%) Open Source
9 6 (7.79%) Android Development
9 6 (7.79%) OO
10 5 (6.49%) Pair Programming
10 5 (6.49%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.49%) Rapid Prototyping
10 5 (6.49%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.38%) Java
2 16 (20.78%) COBOL
3 10 (12.99%) JavaScript
3 10 (12.99%) C#
4 8 (10.39%) Objective-C
5 7 (9.09%) Python
6 6 (7.79%) SQL
7 3 (3.90%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.90%) Perl
8 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.30%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.30%) Ruby
9 1 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (19.48%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.99%) Degree
3 9 (11.69%) ISEB
4 5 (6.49%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.90%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (40.26%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.19%) Xen
3 2 (2.60%) QEMU
3 2 (2.60%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) Puppet
2 5 (6.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
1 8 (10.39%) VMware
2 6 (7.79%) Google
3 4 (5.19%) HP
3 4 (5.19%) Apple
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle
5 2 (2.60%) IBM
5 2 (2.60%) Green Hat
6 1 (1.30%) Apigee
6 1 (1.30%) Twitter
6 1 (1.30%) JD Edwards
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