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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 122 119 122
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 26 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 0.30% 0.085%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.41% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 1
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£350 £325 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +26.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £35.50
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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
2778 2180 1710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.69% 72.09% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 1153 840
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 110 83
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.92 £13.67 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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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
Cheshire - 14 £350 - 1
Manchester -7 7 £331 +1.92% 5
Lancashire +9 2 £350 -12.50% 2
Cumbria - 1 £545 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 27 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) Mobile App
3 13 (36.11%) Android
3 13 (36.11%) Android Development
3 13 (36.11%) QA
4 12 (33.33%) iOS Development
4 12 (33.33%) Apple iOS
5 10 (27.78%) Selenium
6 6 (16.67%) .NET
6 6 (16.67%) Finance
7 5 (13.89%) ISEB
8 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (11.11%) Mobile Development
8 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (11.11%) JIRA
8 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 4 (11.11%) Migration
8 4 (11.11%) C#
9 3 (8.33%) Java
9 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
9 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
9 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Test Management
9 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
9 3 (8.33%) Telerik
9 3 (8.33%) SpecFlow
9 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
10 2 (5.56%) BDD
10 2 (5.56%) Data Conversion
10 2 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (5.56%) Umbraco
1 2 (5.56%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Selenium
2 4 (11.11%) JIRA
3 3 (8.33%) SpecFlow
3 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.56%) TeamCity
4 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.56%) Toad
4 2 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (5.56%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.78%) Xcode
5 1 (2.78%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.78%) Appium
5 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Billing
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Games
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Developer
2 12 (33.33%) iOS Developer
3 11 (30.56%) Android Developer
4 9 (25.00%) Tester
5 5 (13.89%) Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Test Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Mobile Developer
5 5 (13.89%) Automation Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (2.78%) Data Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Functional Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.78%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.78%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) Android SDK
3 1 (2.78%) Cocoa
3 1 (2.78%) EDI
3 1 (2.78%) SOAP
3 1 (2.78%) iOS SDK
3 1 (2.78%) Cocoa Touch
3 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 15 (41.67%) Mobile App
2 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Data Conversion
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (36.11%) Android
2 12 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.56%) VME
3 2 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (36.11%) Android Development
3 12 (33.33%) iOS Development
4 4 (11.11%) Mobile Development
4 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (11.11%) Migration
5 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Test Management
5 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.56%) BDD
6 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.56%) Functional Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (5.56%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.56%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.56%) Performance Testing
6 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) C#
2 3 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (5.56%) COBOL
4 1 (2.78%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.78%) Python
4 1 (2.78%) PHP
4 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) ISEB
2 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (36.11%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) Telerik
3 2 (5.56%) Sitecore
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) Google
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