The table below looks at the statistics for Firebug 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 Firebug over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firebug
Rank 159 164 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Firebug 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.057% 0.045% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.36% 0.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £305 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Firebug
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
552 582 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.80% 12.99% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 376 239
Median daily rate £400 £390 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +18.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £500 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 8
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.78
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.89%

Firebug
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Firebug as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Firebug Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Firebug
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firebug across the North West region.

Firebug Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Firebug
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 Firebug within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 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 -8 2 £305 -
Firebug
England

Firebug
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Firebug 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 Firebug.

1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) The Grinder
2 1 (50.00%) TestRail
2 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) MS Access
2 1 (50.00%) FTP
2 1 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Toad
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) CICS
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall

Firebug
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 1 (50.00%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) FTP
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
1 1 (50.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Fiddler
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) TestRail
1 1 (50.00%) The Grinder
1 1 (50.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Test Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) COBOL
1 1 (50.00%) JCL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle