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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
England / North West
Rank 112 142 135
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 22 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 0.19% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.20% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 4
Median daily rate £340 £318 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% +27.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £345 £328
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

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
2490 3533 3137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.86% 94.92% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1551 2113 1720
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 189 202
Median hourly rate £17.50 £27.05 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.30% +42.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 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 +19 14 £340 +7.93% 9
Cheshire +28 4 £163 -50.00% 1
Merseyside - 2 - -
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 32 (88.89%) Selenium
2 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (55.56%) Java
4 18 (50.00%) WebDriver
5 16 (44.44%) Python
6 14 (38.89%) TDD
6 14 (38.89%) Cucumber
7 13 (36.11%) QA
8 12 (33.33%) BDD
8 12 (33.33%) Gherkin
9 11 (30.56%) Jenkins
10 10 (27.78%) Automation Testing
10 10 (27.78%) Test Scripting
10 10 (27.78%) Automated Testing
11 9 (25.00%) XML
11 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
12 8 (22.22%) C#
13 6 (16.67%) GitHub
13 6 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (13.89%) QA Automation
14 5 (13.89%) ISEB
14 5 (13.89%) Ruby
15 4 (11.11%) Scrum
15 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
15 4 (11.11%) JMeter
15 4 (11.11%) Finance
15 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
16 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
16 3 (8.33%) SoapUI

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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) GIS
1 1 (2.78%) QGIS
1 1 (2.78%) Spatial Data
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (88.89%) Selenium
2 18 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 14 (38.89%) Cucumber
4 11 (30.56%) Jenkins
5 6 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (11.11%) JMeter
7 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
7 3 (8.33%) JIRA
7 3 (8.33%) SoapUI
8 2 (5.56%) SpecFlow
8 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.78%) IntelliJ
9 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
9 1 (2.78%) Log4j
9 1 (2.78%) PhantomJS
9 1 (2.78%) Protractor
9 1 (2.78%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (2.78%) TestNG
9 1 (2.78%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Back Office
3 1 (2.78%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 9 (25.00%) XML
3 3 (8.33%) .NET
4 1 (2.78%) Node.js
4 1 (2.78%) PostGIS
4 1 (2.78%) REST
4 1 (2.78%) RESTful
4 1 (2.78%) SOAP
4 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) NHS
2 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Linux
1 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (38.89%) TDD
3 12 (33.33%) BDD
4 10 (27.78%) Automated Testing
4 10 (27.78%) Automation Testing
4 10 (27.78%) Test Scripting
5 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (13.89%) QA Automation
7 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Scrum
8 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
8 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Exploratory Testing
9 2 (5.56%) High Availability
9 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
9 2 (5.56%) Open Source
9 2 (5.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (55.56%) Java
2 16 (44.44%) Python
3 8 (22.22%) C#
4 5 (13.89%) Ruby
5 3 (8.33%) SQL
6 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.78%) C
7 1 (2.78%) C++
7 1 (2.78%) Perl
7 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) ISEB
2 2 (5.56%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) HND
3 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (36.11%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) SLA
3 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (2.78%) HP
1 1 (2.78%) Red Hat