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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 130 104 131
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +27
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 19 53 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 1.40% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 1.80% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 29 3
Median daily rate £331 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% +19.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
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
2974 2948 2247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.04% 78.07% 74.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1862 1737 1227
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 126 94
Median hourly rate £23.50 £37.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.48% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £57.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 25 July 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 25 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 -4 16 £313 -7.40% 5
Cheshire -22 2 £388 +10.71%
Merseyside - 1 £350 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 22 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (50.00%) Selenium
2 13 (29.55%) QA
3 12 (27.27%) Cucumber
4 11 (25.00%) JIRA
5 10 (22.73%) Test Scripting
5 10 (22.73%) WebDriver
5 10 (22.73%) TDD
5 10 (22.73%) Java
6 9 (20.45%) BDD
7 8 (18.18%) Apache
8 7 (15.91%) ISEB
8 7 (15.91%) SQL
8 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
8 7 (15.91%) Test Management
9 6 (13.64%) Test Automation
9 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
9 6 (13.64%) Tomcat
9 6 (13.64%) Linux
9 6 (13.64%) Regression Testing
10 5 (11.36%) Finance
10 5 (11.36%) Project Management
10 5 (11.36%) Scrum
10 5 (11.36%) .NET
10 5 (11.36%) Windows
10 5 (11.36%) AIX
10 5 (11.36%) Build Automation
10 5 (11.36%) Integration Testing
10 5 (11.36%) Web Testing
10 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing

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 8 (18.18%) Apache
2 6 (13.64%) Tomcat
3 4 (9.09%) IIS
4 2 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.27%) Confluence
5 1 (2.27%) JBoss
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) PaaS
2 2 (4.55%) IaaS
2 2 (4.55%) SaaS
3 1 (2.27%) Heroku
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Couchbase
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (4.55%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (50.00%) Selenium
2 12 (27.27%) Cucumber
3 11 (25.00%) JIRA
4 10 (22.73%) WebDriver
5 4 (9.09%) HP UFT
6 3 (6.82%) JMeter
7 2 (4.55%) Appium
7 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
7 2 (4.55%) JUnit
7 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.55%) TestNG
8 1 (2.27%) Bugzilla
8 1 (2.27%) Jasmine
8 1 (2.27%) JBehave
8 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.27%) Ranorex
8 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.27%) Travis CI
8 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.82%) Banking
3 3 (6.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.55%) Games
5 1 (2.27%) Legal
5 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Tester
2 9 (20.45%) Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Test Manager
4 7 (15.91%) Automation Tester
5 6 (13.64%) Developer
6 5 (11.36%) QA Tester
6 5 (11.36%) Test Automation Manager
7 4 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (9.09%) Senior Tester
8 3 (6.82%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Software Tester
9 2 (4.55%) Agile Tester
9 2 (4.55%) Developer in Test
9 2 (4.55%) Java Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Node.js Developer
9 2 (4.55%) QA Automation Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) QA Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) .NET
2 3 (6.82%) CSS
2 3 (6.82%) Gherkin
2 3 (6.82%) HTML
3 2 (4.55%) Apache POI
3 2 (4.55%) Express
3 2 (4.55%) Node.js
3 2 (4.55%) REST
3 2 (4.55%) SOAP
4 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
1 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.55%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Linux
2 5 (11.36%) AIX
2 5 (11.36%) Windows
3 4 (9.09%) CentOS
4 1 (2.27%) Android
4 1 (2.27%) Solaris
4 1 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.73%) TDD
2 10 (22.73%) Test Scripting
3 9 (20.45%) BDD
4 7 (15.91%) Test Management
5 6 (13.64%) Regression Testing
5 6 (13.64%) Test Automation
6 5 (11.36%) Build Automation
6 5 (11.36%) Integration Testing
6 5 (11.36%) Manual Testing
6 5 (11.36%) Project Management
6 5 (11.36%) Scrum
6 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (11.36%) Web Testing
7 4 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (9.09%) Functional Testing
7 4 (9.09%) QA Automation
8 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.82%) CRM
8 3 (6.82%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) Java
2 7 (15.91%) SQL
3 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.82%) Ruby
4 2 (4.55%) Python
5 1 (2.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) ISEB
2 3 (6.82%) Degree
3 1 (2.27%) HND
3 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (29.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) vRealize
2 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) VMware
3 2 (4.55%) HP
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.27%) Rally
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