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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 146 148 128
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 12 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.11% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.11% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 7
Median daily rate £435 £356 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.10% +1.78%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
3472 3597 2880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.84% 94.98% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2161 2115 1563
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 193 189
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 0 11 £435 +22.10% 3
Merseyside - 1 - -
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 15 (88.24%) Selenium
2 7 (41.18%) WebDriver
2 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Automation Testing
3 5 (29.41%) TDD
4 4 (23.53%) JIRA
4 4 (23.53%) BDD
5 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) .NET
6 2 (11.76%) QA Automation
6 2 (11.76%) QA
6 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Web Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Test Management
7 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (5.88%) User Stories
7 1 (5.88%) C#
7 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Ruby
7 1 (5.88%) MySQL
7 1 (5.88%) XML
7 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (88.24%) Selenium
2 7 (41.18%) WebDriver
3 4 (23.53%) JIRA
4 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (41.18%) Automation Testing
2 5 (29.41%) TDD
3 4 (23.53%) BDD
4 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
4 2 (11.76%) QA Automation
4 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 1 (5.88%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.88%) Test Management
5 1 (5.88%) User Stories
5 1 (5.88%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Java
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA