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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 106 131 112
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -19
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 50 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 0.25% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 0.33% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 2 14
Average daily rate £325 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £470 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
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
3051 2405 2025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.27% 76.40% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1872 1428 1031
Average daily rate £400 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 99 108
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.30 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester +11 30 £300 -14.28% 19
Lancashire +6 11 £400 - 3
Cheshire - 6 £363 - 4
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 66 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (33.04%) Java
2 37 (33.04%) Selenium
3 35 (31.25%) .NET
4 28 (25.00%) TDD
5 27 (24.11%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (23.21%) C#
7 25 (22.32%) QA
8 23 (20.54%) Test Scripting
9 20 (17.86%) Linux
9 20 (17.86%) Test Automation
10 19 (16.96%) Finance
11 18 (16.07%) Windows
11 18 (16.07%) Microsoft
11 18 (16.07%) Cucumber
11 18 (16.07%) Unit Testing
11 18 (16.07%) Jenkins
12 17 (15.18%) C++
13 16 (14.29%) Games
13 16 (14.29%) JIRA
13 16 (14.29%) BDD
14 15 (13.39%) JavaScript
14 15 (13.39%) SQL
14 15 (13.39%) XML
15 14 (12.50%) Visual Studio
15 14 (12.50%) SQL Server
15 14 (12.50%) Degree
15 14 (12.50%) JSON
15 14 (12.50%) Functional Testing
16 13 (11.61%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (10.71%) IIS
2 8 (7.14%) Apache
2 8 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 7 (6.25%) nginx
3 7 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 6 (5.36%) Jetty
4 6 (5.36%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (5.36%) Tuxedo
5 3 (2.68%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.79%) JBoss
6 2 (1.79%) Node.js
7 1 (0.89%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.46%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (6.25%) Google App Engine
2 7 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.89%) IaaS
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.61%) HTTP
2 8 (7.14%) Internet
3 7 (6.25%) DHCP
3 7 (6.25%) DNS
3 7 (6.25%) FTP
3 7 (6.25%) IPsec
3 7 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 6 (5.36%) SMTP
5 2 (1.79%) SSL
6 1 (0.89%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.89%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.36%) MySQL
3 6 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.46%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (4.46%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.46%) SQLite
5 4 (3.57%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.79%) DB2
6 2 (1.79%) Redis
7 1 (0.89%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 37 (33.04%) Selenium
2 18 (16.07%) Cucumber
2 18 (16.07%) Jenkins
3 16 (14.29%) JIRA
4 14 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 12 (10.71%) Git (software)
6 10 (8.93%) JUnit
7 9 (8.04%) WebDriver
8 8 (7.14%) Appium
9 7 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (5.36%) Eclipse
10 6 (5.36%) NUnit
10 6 (5.36%) PHPUnit
11 5 (4.46%) Subversion
12 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (3.57%) Toad
12 4 (3.57%) WATIR
13 3 (2.68%) CocoaPods
13 3 (2.68%) HP UFT
13 3 (2.68%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (16.96%) Finance
2 16 (14.29%) Games
3 12 (10.71%) Banking
4 2 (1.79%) Legal
4 2 (1.79%) Retail
5 1 (0.89%) Marketing
5 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (25.89%) Developer
2 23 (20.54%) Analyst
3 22 (19.64%) Test Analyst
4 13 (11.61%) Test Engineer
4 13 (11.61%) Tester
5 11 (9.82%) C# Developer
6 9 (8.04%) Automation Engineer
7 8 (7.14%) Consultant
7 8 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
7 8 (7.14%) Test Manager
8 7 (6.25%) QA Analyst
8 7 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
8 7 (6.25%) QA Tester
8 7 (6.25%) Scrum Master
9 6 (5.36%) Digital Developer
9 6 (5.36%) Java Developer
9 6 (5.36%) Test Assurance Manager
10 5 (4.46%) DevOps Consultant
10 5 (4.46%) Senior Consultant
10 5 (4.46%) Senior DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (31.25%) .NET
2 15 (13.39%) XML
3 14 (12.50%) JSON
4 12 (10.71%) SOAP
4 12 (10.71%) Web Services
5 11 (9.82%) CSS
5 11 (9.82%) HTML
6 9 (8.04%) .NET Framework
6 9 (8.04%) J2EE
6 9 (8.04%) jQuery
7 8 (7.14%) REST
8 7 (6.25%) WCF
9 6 (5.36%) AngularJS
9 6 (5.36%) ASP.NET
9 6 (5.36%) CAML
9 6 (5.36%) Servlets
10 5 (4.46%) Django
10 5 (4.46%) Gherkin
10 5 (4.46%) LAMP
10 5 (4.46%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (9.82%) Computer Science
1 11 (9.82%) Mobile App
2 6 (5.36%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.68%) Animation
3 3 (2.68%) User Experience
4 1 (0.89%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.89%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.89%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.86%) Linux
2 18 (16.07%) Windows
3 8 (7.14%) Unix
4 6 (5.36%) Apple iOS
4 6 (5.36%) Mac OS X
4 6 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (5.36%) VME
4 6 (5.36%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.68%) Android
6 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (25.00%) TDD
3 27 (24.11%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (20.54%) Test Scripting
5 20 (17.86%) Test Automation
6 18 (16.07%) Unit Testing
7 16 (14.29%) BDD
8 14 (12.50%) Functional Testing
9 13 (11.61%) Manual Testing
9 13 (11.61%) Regression Testing
10 12 (10.71%) Automation Testing
10 12 (10.71%) Configuration Management
10 12 (10.71%) Scrum
10 12 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (10.71%) Waterfall
11 11 (9.82%) Integration Testing
11 11 (9.82%) Software Testing
11 11 (9.82%) Test Management
12 10 (8.93%) OO
12 10 (8.93%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 37 (33.04%) Java
2 26 (23.21%) C#
3 17 (15.18%) C++
4 15 (13.39%) JavaScript
4 15 (13.39%) SQL
5 9 (8.04%) Ruby
6 7 (6.25%) Python
6 7 (6.25%) VB
7 6 (5.36%) COBOL
7 6 (5.36%) FQL
7 6 (5.36%) PHP
7 6 (5.36%) PowerShell
7 6 (5.36%) VB.NET
8 5 (4.46%) C
8 5 (4.46%) VBA
8 5 (4.46%) VBScript
9 3 (2.68%) Apple Swift
9 3 (2.68%) Objective-C
9 3 (2.68%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.79%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (12.50%) Degree
2 10 (8.93%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.14%) ISEB
3 8 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.46%) HND
5 4 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (22.32%) QA
2 3 (2.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.89%) ISO26262
System Software
1 7 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.36%) BitLocker
3 2 (1.79%) Xen
4 1 (0.89%) KVM
4 1 (0.89%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (7.14%) Puppet
2 1 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.89%) logstash
2 1 (0.89%) Nagios
2 1 (0.89%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.61%) Oracle
3 7 (6.25%) Google
3 7 (6.25%) Micro Focus
3 7 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 7 (6.25%) VMware
4 6 (5.36%) HP
5 3 (2.68%) Apple
5 3 (2.68%) IBM
5 3 (2.68%) Telerik
6 1 (0.89%) Apigee
6 1 (0.89%) Rally
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