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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 138 134 118
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -16
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 16 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.16% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.22% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 2
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£325 £275 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £375 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £330 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
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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
2928 2310 1721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.93% 72.96% 71.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1607 1196 850
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 125 84
Average hourly rate £38.50 £28.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.08% +3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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
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 21 April 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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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
Manchester -3 8 £325 +18.18% 7
Cheshire - 6 £313 - 6
Lancashire +3 1 - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) QA
3 11 (44.00%) Selenium
4 7 (28.00%) .NET
4 7 (28.00%) Mobile App
5 5 (20.00%) ISEB
5 5 (20.00%) Android
5 5 (20.00%) Android Development
6 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
6 4 (16.00%) iOS Development
6 4 (16.00%) JIRA
6 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
6 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (16.00%) Telerik
6 4 (16.00%) C#
7 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
7 3 (12.00%) BDD
7 3 (12.00%) SpecFlow
8 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.00%) Google
8 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
8 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
8 2 (8.00%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (8.00%) CMS
1 2 (8.00%) Umbraco
1 2 (8.00%) Sitecore CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
1 1 (4.00%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.00%) Big Data
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Selenium
2 4 (16.00%) JIRA
2 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (12.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
4 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (8.00%) Toad
4 2 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.00%) Appium
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Retail
1 2 (8.00%) Billing
2 1 (4.00%) Games
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Tester
2 6 (24.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Automation Tester
4 4 (16.00%) iOS Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Android Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) QA Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Applications Tester
7 1 (4.00%) QA Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Functional Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Data Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Tester
7 1 (4.00%) QA Tester
7 1 (4.00%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) SOAP
2 1 (4.00%) EDI
2 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.00%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Android
2 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.00%) Android Development
3 4 (16.00%) iOS Development
3 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.00%) BDD
5 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Test Management
5 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
6 1 (4.00%) Scrum
6 1 (4.00%) B2B
6 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.00%) TDD
6 1 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) C#
2 2 (8.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) PHP
3 1 (4.00%) Python
3 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISEB
2 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (48.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (16.00%) Telerik
2 2 (8.00%) Google
2 2 (8.00%) Sitecore
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
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