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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 131 114 131
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +17
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 20 43 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.64% 1.04% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.31% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 30 3
Median daily rate £425 £328 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.67% +19.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- +52.63%
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
2638 3284 2521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.91% 79.48% 77.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1770 1995 1498
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 128 107
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.46 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £47.71 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -10 14 £425 +30.76% 9
Merseyside +2 4 £320 +28.00% 3
Cheshire +5 2 - - 1
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 26 (65.00%) Selenium
2 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (35.00%) Jenkins
4 13 (32.50%) Performance Testing
4 13 (32.50%) Java
5 10 (25.00%) Scrum
5 10 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 9 (22.50%) Manual Testing
6 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
7 8 (20.00%) BDD
7 8 (20.00%) WebDriver
7 8 (20.00%) Security Testing
7 8 (20.00%) Python
8 7 (17.50%) .NET
8 7 (17.50%) JMeter
9 6 (15.00%) SQL
9 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
9 6 (15.00%) QA
9 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
9 6 (15.00%) Gherkin
9 6 (15.00%) GitHub
9 6 (15.00%) API Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Build Automation
10 5 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (12.50%) JIRA
10 5 (12.50%) JUnit
10 5 (12.50%) TDD
10 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
11 4 (10.00%) XML
11 4 (10.00%) Linux

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 2 (5.00%) Drupal
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.50%) JBoss
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) GitHub
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (65.00%) Selenium
2 14 (35.00%) Jenkins
3 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
4 8 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 7 (17.50%) JMeter
6 5 (12.50%) JIRA
6 5 (12.50%) JUnit
7 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
8 2 (5.00%) HP UFT
9 1 (2.50%) Bugzilla
9 1 (2.50%) Firebug
9 1 (2.50%) Hudson
9 1 (2.50%) JProfiler
9 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
9 1 (2.50%) Maven
9 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.50%) TestNG
9 1 (2.50%) TestRail
General
1 2 (5.00%) Advertising
1 2 (5.00%) Marketing
1 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Tester
2 14 (35.00%) Automation Tester
3 9 (22.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 9 (22.50%) Selenium Tester
4 5 (12.50%) Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Senior Tester
4 5 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Automation Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Automation Test Lead
6 3 (7.50%) Developer in Test
6 3 (7.50%) Java Automation Tester
6 3 (7.50%) QA Automation Tester
6 3 (7.50%) QA Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Test Automation Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) .NET
2 6 (15.00%) Gherkin
3 4 (10.00%) XML
4 3 (7.50%) HTML
5 2 (5.00%) Ajax
5 2 (5.00%) Behat
5 2 (5.00%) jQuery
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.50%) CSS
6 1 (2.50%) HTML5
6 1 (2.50%) JAAS
6 1 (2.50%) Java SE
6 1 (2.50%) JSON
6 1 (2.50%) LINQ
6 1 (2.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.50%) NHS
1 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Solaris
3 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (32.50%) Performance Testing
3 10 (25.00%) Scrum
3 10 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 9 (22.50%) Manual Testing
5 8 (20.00%) BDD
5 8 (20.00%) Security Testing
6 6 (15.00%) API Testing
6 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Build Automation
7 5 (12.50%) TDD
8 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.00%) Usability Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 3 (7.50%) QA Automation
9 3 (7.50%) SDLC
9 3 (7.50%) Web Testing
10 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) Java
2 8 (20.00%) Python
3 6 (15.00%) SQL
4 2 (5.00%) C#
4 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.00%) PHP
4 2 (5.00%) Ruby
5 1 (2.50%) Go
5 1 (2.50%) Perl
5 1 (2.50%) Scala
5 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
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