The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Automation Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 126 148 132
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 25 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.23% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 4
Median daily rate £320 £294 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.93% -4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £244 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £350 £339
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.16% -
Automation Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2961 3885 3081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.18% 94.02% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1954 2329 1820
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 185 182
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.77 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +16.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.02 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Tester across the North West region.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the North West region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Automation Tester
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 Automation Tester within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 December 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 +13 19 £320 +0.39% 7
Merseyside - 3 - - 1
Cheshire +15 1 £163 -43.47% 2
Lancashire - 1 £375 -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 30 (81.08%) Selenium
2 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (48.65%) Java
4 17 (45.95%) WebDriver
5 15 (40.54%) Jenkins
6 14 (37.84%) Automation Testing
6 14 (37.84%) Python
7 12 (32.43%) Test Automation
7 12 (32.43%) Cucumber
8 11 (29.73%) QA
9 10 (27.03%) BDD
9 10 (27.03%) Gherkin
10 8 (21.62%) TDD
11 7 (18.92%) Finance
11 7 (18.92%) JMeter
11 7 (18.92%) Performance Testing
11 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
12 6 (16.22%) GitHub
12 6 (16.22%) Automated Testing
12 6 (16.22%) C#
13 5 (13.51%) XML
13 5 (13.51%) Ruby
13 5 (13.51%) Security Testing
13 5 (13.51%) Scrum
13 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
14 4 (10.81%) QA Automation
14 4 (10.81%) ISEB
14 4 (10.81%) .NET
15 3 (8.11%) SQL
15 3 (8.11%) JUnit

Automation Tester Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) GIS
1 1 (2.70%) MySQL
1 1 (2.70%) QGIS
1 1 (2.70%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 30 (81.08%) Selenium
2 17 (45.95%) WebDriver
3 15 (40.54%) Jenkins
4 12 (32.43%) Cucumber
5 7 (18.92%) JMeter
6 3 (8.11%) JIRA
6 3 (8.11%) JUnit
6 3 (8.11%) SoapUI
7 2 (5.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
7 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.70%) Hudson
8 1 (2.70%) IntelliJ
8 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.70%) Log4j
8 1 (2.70%) MSTest
8 1 (2.70%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.70%) TestNG
8 1 (2.70%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) Gherkin
2 5 (13.51%) XML
3 4 (10.81%) .NET
4 1 (2.70%) CSS
4 1 (2.70%) HTML
4 1 (2.70%) PostGIS
4 1 (2.70%) REST
4 1 (2.70%) SOAP
4 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.70%) NHS
1 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Unix
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
1 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (37.84%) Automation Testing
3 12 (32.43%) Test Automation
4 10 (27.03%) BDD
5 8 (21.62%) TDD
6 7 (18.92%) Performance Testing
6 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
7 6 (16.22%) Automated Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (13.51%) Scrum
8 5 (13.51%) Security Testing
9 4 (10.81%) QA Automation
10 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
10 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
11 2 (5.41%) Functional Testing
11 2 (5.41%) Integration Testing
11 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
11 2 (5.41%) Open Source
11 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (5.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) Java
2 14 (37.84%) Python
3 6 (16.22%) C#
4 5 (13.51%) Ruby
5 3 (8.11%) SQL
6 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.70%) C
6 1 (2.70%) C++
6 1 (2.70%) Perl
6 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) ISEB
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) HND
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (29.73%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) SLA
3 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (2.70%) HP
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