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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
England / North West
Rank 83 107 141
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +34
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 48 52 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.81% 1.36% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.65% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 44 3
Median daily rate £400 £340 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -32.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £44.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.40% +36.36%

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
2183 3142 2608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.53% 82.27% 78.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1396 1896 1508
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 145 110
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.57 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +14 27 £345 +11.29% 18
Cheshire +32 12 £450 +12.50% 5
Merseyside - 6 £475 - 1
Lancashire -1 1 £375 -6.25% 3
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 49 (64.47%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (46.05%) Java
2 35 (46.05%) Selenium
3 26 (34.21%) Scrum
4 25 (32.89%) QA
5 24 (31.58%) JavaScript
5 24 (31.58%) .NET
6 21 (27.63%) DevOps
7 19 (25.00%) SQL
8 18 (23.68%) Test Scripting
9 17 (22.37%) Linux
10 16 (21.05%) XML
10 16 (21.05%) Python
10 16 (21.05%) High Availability
11 15 (19.74%) Jenkins
11 15 (19.74%) Amazon AWS
11 15 (19.74%) Web Services
11 15 (19.74%) C#
11 15 (19.74%) TDD
12 14 (18.42%) Manual Testing
12 14 (18.42%) AngularJS
13 13 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (17.11%) Security Cleared
14 12 (15.79%) Integration Testing
14 12 (15.79%) JIRA
14 12 (15.79%) Perl
15 11 (14.47%) HTML
15 11 (14.47%) Oracle
15 11 (14.47%) Windows
15 11 (14.47%) Ruby

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 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.95%) CMS
3 2 (2.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.63%) Confluence
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.32%) IIS
4 1 (1.32%) Jetty
4 1 (1.32%) Mongrel
4 1 (1.32%) nginx
4 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (7.89%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.74%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (11.84%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (7.89%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 6 (7.89%) PaaS
6 5 (6.58%) Amazon S3
6 5 (6.58%) SaaS
6 5 (6.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (5.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (5.26%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (5.26%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (5.26%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (5.26%) AWS CloudTrail
7 4 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (2.63%) IaaS
9 1 (1.32%) Google App Engine
9 1 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) LDAP
2 4 (5.26%) VPN
3 1 (1.32%) DHCP
3 1 (1.32%) DNS
3 1 (1.32%) FTP
3 1 (1.32%) HTTP
3 1 (1.32%) IPsec
3 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.89%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.58%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (5.26%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.32%) Big Data
6 1 (1.32%) DB2
6 1 (1.32%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.32%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 35 (46.05%) Selenium
2 15 (19.74%) Jenkins
3 12 (15.79%) JIRA
4 7 (9.21%) Git (software)
5 5 (6.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (6.58%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.95%) gulp
6 3 (3.95%) Mercurial
6 3 (3.95%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.95%) Subversion
7 2 (2.63%) JMeter
7 2 (2.63%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.63%) TestComplete
7 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.32%) ClearCase
8 1 (1.32%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.32%) JProfiler
8 1 (1.32%) Rational Robot
8 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.32%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (9.21%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Retail
3 3 (3.95%) Marketing
3 3 (3.95%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.63%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Advertising
5 1 (1.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (25.00%) Developer
2 17 (22.37%) Tester
3 10 (13.16%) Automation Tester
4 9 (11.84%) QA Engineer
5 8 (10.53%) Analyst
5 8 (10.53%) Consultant
6 7 (9.21%) Test Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) Test Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) QA Automation Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Architect
8 5 (6.58%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Java Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (5.26%) Automation Consultant
9 4 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) ServiceNow Developer
10 3 (3.95%) Full Stack Developer
10 3 (3.95%) Senior Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (31.58%) .NET
2 16 (21.05%) XML
3 15 (19.74%) Web Services
4 14 (18.42%) AngularJS
5 11 (14.47%) HTML
6 8 (10.53%) CSS
6 8 (10.53%) jQuery
7 7 (9.21%) JSON
7 7 (9.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (7.89%) ASP.NET
8 6 (7.89%) boto
8 6 (7.89%) Node.js
8 6 (7.89%) Sass
8 6 (7.89%) YAML
9 4 (5.26%) J2EE
10 3 (3.95%) Aurelia
10 3 (3.95%) EJS
10 3 (3.95%) Jinja
10 3 (3.95%) Pug
10 3 (3.95%) React
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Web 2.0
2 6 (7.89%) Virtual Team
3 5 (6.58%) User Experience
4 4 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (3.95%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.32%) iPhone
7 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.37%) Linux
2 11 (14.47%) Windows
3 4 (5.26%) Android
4 2 (2.63%) CentOS
4 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (64.47%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (34.21%) Scrum
3 21 (27.63%) DevOps
4 18 (23.68%) Test Scripting
5 16 (21.05%) High Availability
6 15 (19.74%) TDD
7 14 (18.42%) Manual Testing
8 13 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (15.79%) Integration Testing
10 11 (14.47%) Unit Testing
11 9 (11.84%) BDD
11 9 (11.84%) Defect Management
11 9 (11.84%) Functional Testing
11 9 (11.84%) ITIL
11 9 (11.84%) Workflow
12 8 (10.53%) Open Source
12 8 (10.53%) QA Automation
12 8 (10.53%) Security Testing
12 8 (10.53%) Test Strategy
12 8 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (46.05%) Java
2 24 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 19 (25.00%) SQL
4 16 (21.05%) Python
5 15 (19.74%) C#
6 12 (15.79%) Perl
7 11 (14.47%) Ruby
8 8 (10.53%) PL/SQL
9 7 (9.21%) Shell Script
10 6 (7.89%) C
11 3 (3.95%) PHP
11 3 (3.95%) TypeScript
12 2 (2.63%) ANSI SQL
12 2 (2.63%) VBScript
13 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (17.11%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.47%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.89%) AWS Certification
4 3 (3.95%) Degree
5 2 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.63%) HND
6 1 (1.32%) ISEB
6 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (32.89%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (10.53%) Docker
2 6 (7.89%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (5.26%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (14.47%) Puppet
2 9 (11.84%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (6.58%) Salt
4 4 (5.26%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (5.26%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.32%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (14.47%) Oracle
2 6 (7.89%) ServiceNow
3 4 (5.26%) Siebel
4 3 (3.95%) IBM
4 3 (3.95%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.63%) Adobe
5 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.32%) Google
6 1 (1.32%) VMware
6 1 (1.32%) Xamarin
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