The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 143 121 126
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +5
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 20 30 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 0.82% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 1.05% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 4
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £106.75 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+184.66% -
Automation 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
3234 2852 2298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.81% 77.54% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2013 1642 1204
Median daily rate £425 £393 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 139 115
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Automation 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 Automation Testing across the North West region.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 May 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 -11 13 £350 +5.66% 7
Cheshire -21 5 £344 -1.78% 1
Merseyside - 1 £350 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 25 (64.10%) Selenium
2 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (33.33%) QA
4 12 (30.77%) WebDriver
4 12 (30.77%) Cucumber
5 11 (28.21%) JIRA
6 10 (25.64%) BDD
6 10 (25.64%) Java
7 9 (23.08%) TDD
7 9 (23.08%) Test Management
8 7 (17.95%) Regression Testing
8 7 (17.95%) SQL
8 7 (17.95%) Apache
8 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
9 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
9 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
10 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
10 5 (12.82%) Test Strategy
10 5 (12.82%) Gherkin
10 5 (12.82%) Build Automation
10 5 (12.82%) .NET
10 5 (12.82%) Tomcat
10 5 (12.82%) Windows
10 5 (12.82%) AIX
10 5 (12.82%) Linux
10 5 (12.82%) ISEB
10 5 (12.82%) Project Management
10 5 (12.82%) vRealize

Automation 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 7 (17.95%) Apache
2 5 (12.82%) Tomcat
3 4 (10.26%) IIS
4 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.56%) Node.js
4 1 (2.56%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) IaaS
1 3 (7.69%) PaaS
2 2 (5.13%) SaaS
3 1 (2.56%) Heroku
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 25 (64.10%) Selenium
2 12 (30.77%) Cucumber
2 12 (30.77%) WebDriver
3 11 (28.21%) JIRA
4 3 (7.69%) HP UFT
4 3 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.13%) Appium
5 2 (5.13%) JMeter
5 2 (5.13%) JUnit
5 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.13%) TestNG
6 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.56%) JBehave
6 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.56%) Ranorex
6 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.56%) Travis CI
6 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.26%) Banking
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (5.13%) Games
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Tester
2 10 (25.64%) Test Manager
3 7 (17.95%) Automation Tester
4 5 (12.82%) Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Developer
4 5 (12.82%) QA Tester
4 5 (12.82%) Selenium Tester
4 5 (12.82%) Test Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Test Automation Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Agile Tester
5 3 (7.69%) Developer in Test
5 3 (7.69%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Integration Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) .NET
1 5 (12.82%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.13%) Apache POI
2 2 (5.13%) REST
2 2 (5.13%) SOAP
3 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.56%) CSS
3 1 (2.56%) Express
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.13%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) AIX
1 5 (12.82%) Linux
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) CentOS
3 1 (2.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.64%) BDD
3 9 (23.08%) TDD
3 9 (23.08%) Test Management
4 7 (17.95%) Regression Testing
5 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 5 (12.82%) Build Automation
6 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (12.82%) Project Management
6 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
6 5 (12.82%) Test Strategy
6 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Functional Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Scrum
8 3 (7.69%) Configuration Management
8 3 (7.69%) CRM
8 3 (7.69%) Integration Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Manual Testing
8 3 (7.69%) QA Automation
9 2 (5.13%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) Java
2 7 (17.95%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) C#
3 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.13%) Python
3 2 (5.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) ISEB
2 3 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) HND
3 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) KVM
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) vRealize
2 3 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (5.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) VMware
3 3 (7.69%) HP
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle
5 1 (2.56%) Rally
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
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