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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 100 129 130
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +1
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 53 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.38% 0.17% 0.074%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 0.23% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 3 1
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£388 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +13.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 - £34.00
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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
2945 2198 1942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.81% 72.83% 72.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1751 1187 968
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 £262 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 103 90
Average hourly rate £38.43 £27.50 £22.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.74% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Cheshire - 26 £350 - 6
Manchester -5 10 £338 +1.88% 13
Cumbria - 5 £473 -
Lancashire - 5 £400 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 54 (77.14%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (55.71%) Mobile App
3 30 (42.86%) Android
4 29 (41.43%) Apple iOS
5 27 (38.57%) Android Development
6 26 (37.14%) iOS Development
7 18 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (22.86%) QA
9 12 (17.14%) Mobile Development
10 11 (15.71%) Selenium
11 10 (14.29%) .NET
11 10 (14.29%) Finance
12 9 (12.86%) Manual Testing
13 7 (10.00%) Test Management
13 7 (10.00%) Test Scripting
14 6 (8.57%) Performance Testing
14 6 (8.57%) Scrum
14 6 (8.57%) SAP
15 5 (7.14%) Java
15 5 (7.14%) IBM
15 5 (7.14%) PLM
15 5 (7.14%) Migration
15 5 (7.14%) ISTQB
15 5 (7.14%) JIRA
15 5 (7.14%) BDD
15 5 (7.14%) Android SDK
16 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
16 4 (5.71%) Test Strategy
16 4 (5.71%) SpecFlow
16 4 (5.71%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (4.29%) CMS
1 3 (4.29%) Umbraco
1 3 (4.29%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Primavera
2 3 (4.29%) SAP PLM
3 2 (2.86%) Teamcenter
3 2 (2.86%) SAP HR
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.29%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (15.71%) Selenium
2 5 (7.14%) JIRA
3 4 (5.71%) SpecFlow
4 3 (4.29%) TeamCity
4 3 (4.29%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.29%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.86%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.86%) Xcode
6 1 (1.43%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (1.43%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.43%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.43%) Toad
6 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.43%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.43%) Appium
General
1 10 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Retail
3 1 (1.43%) Billing
3 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (50.00%) Developer
2 26 (37.14%) iOS Developer
3 24 (34.29%) Android Developer
4 20 (28.57%) Mobile Developer
5 12 (17.14%) Analyst
5 12 (17.14%) Tester
5 12 (17.14%) Test Analyst
6 9 (12.86%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 5 (7.14%) Automation Tester
7 5 (7.14%) Mobile Test Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) Test Manager
8 4 (5.71%) QA Tester
9 3 (4.29%) Consultant
9 3 (4.29%) Mobile Tester
10 2 (2.86%) Lead Tester
10 2 (2.86%) Test Specialist
10 2 (2.86%) QA Consultant
11 1 (1.43%) QA Leader
11 1 (1.43%) Performance Test Specialist
11 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.29%) .NET
2 5 (7.14%) Android SDK
3 3 (4.29%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.86%) Cocoa Touch
4 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.86%) Cocoa
4 2 (2.86%) iOS SDK
5 1 (1.43%) HTML
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.43%) CSS
5 1 (1.43%) XML
5 1 (1.43%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 39 (55.71%) Mobile App
2 18 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.29%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 30 (42.86%) Android
2 29 (41.43%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.29%) VME
4 1 (1.43%) Windows
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (77.14%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (38.57%) Android Development
3 26 (37.14%) iOS Development
4 12 (17.14%) Mobile Development
5 9 (12.86%) Manual Testing
6 7 (10.00%) Test Management
6 7 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (8.57%) Performance Testing
7 6 (8.57%) Scrum
8 5 (7.14%) PLM
8 5 (7.14%) Migration
8 5 (7.14%) BDD
9 4 (5.71%) Test Strategy
9 4 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (5.71%) E-Commerce
9 4 (5.71%) ERP
9 4 (5.71%) Automated Testing
9 4 (5.71%) Software Engineering
10 3 (4.29%) Software Testing
10 3 (4.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.14%) Java
2 4 (5.71%) C#
3 3 (4.29%) COBOL
4 2 (2.86%) SQL
4 2 (2.86%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.29%) ISEB
3 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) Degree
5 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.57%) SAP
2 5 (7.14%) IBM
3 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.29%) HP
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle
3 3 (4.29%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.86%) Telerik
5 1 (1.43%) Green Hat
5 1 (1.43%) Hyperion
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