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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 132 128 118
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 10 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.14% 0.085%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.20% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
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£275 £275 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £325 £326
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 - £15.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -62.50%
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
2531 2015 1653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.05% 72.27% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1442 1027 852
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 120 92
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 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
Manchester -11 4 £275 - 3
Lancashire - 4 - -
Cheshire - 1 £250 - 4
Merseyside - - - -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 8 (53.33%) QA
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Selenium
4 4 (26.67%) ISEB
5 3 (20.00%) Java
5 3 (20.00%) .NET
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Telerik
5 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
6 2 (13.33%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
6 2 (13.33%) Test Management
6 2 (13.33%) Android
6 2 (13.33%) Billing
6 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Google
6 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
6 2 (13.33%) Toad
6 2 (13.33%) Windows
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
6 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
6 2 (13.33%) SOAP
6 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) Toad
2 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (13.33%) Retail
1 2 (13.33%) Billing
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Tester
2 7 (46.67%) Automation Tester
3 5 (33.33%) Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) QA Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Functional Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) EDI
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Android
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (13.33%) Test Management
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) OO
4 1 (6.67%) B2B
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (6.67%) BDD
4 1 (6.67%) Build Automation
4 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) PHP
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VB
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) Ruby
2 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (53.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (20.00%) Telerik
2 2 (13.33%) Google
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) HP
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