The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 114 118 126
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 34 39 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.07% 0.94% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.18% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 8
Median daily rate £360 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £230 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £575 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +49.12%
Test Automation
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
2669 3305 2519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.90% 79.56% 77.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1781 2013 1494
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 60 128 106
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 £14.54 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £47.71 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the North West region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the North West region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 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 +3 21 £363 +3.57% 9
Cheshire +11 7 £360 - 2
Lancashire -1 5 £363 +34.25%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 37 (63.79%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (62.07%) Selenium
3 34 (58.62%) Java
4 27 (46.55%) TDD
5 24 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (39.66%) Cucumber
7 20 (34.48%) Configuration Management
7 20 (34.48%) HTML
8 19 (32.76%) BDD
9 18 (31.03%) Scrum
10 16 (27.59%) QA
11 15 (25.86%) Pair Programming
11 15 (25.86%) JavaScript
11 15 (25.86%) CSS
12 14 (24.14%) Web Development
12 14 (24.14%) jQuery
12 14 (24.14%) HTML5
12 14 (24.14%) AngularJS
12 14 (24.14%) Jenkins
13 12 (20.69%) Spring
13 12 (20.69%) JSON
13 12 (20.69%) CMS
13 12 (20.69%) SDLC
13 12 (20.69%) CSS3
13 12 (20.69%) Responsive Web Design
13 12 (20.69%) Kanban
13 12 (20.69%) RESTful
13 12 (20.69%) Dependency Injection
14 11 (18.97%) hybris
14 11 (18.97%) Dropwizard

Test Automation
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 12 (20.69%) CMS
2 5 (8.62%) Drupal
3 4 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (5.17%) Apache Spark
4 3 (5.17%) SAS
5 1 (1.72%) JBoss
5 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.90%) GitHub
2 4 (6.90%) Google Analytics
3 2 (3.45%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.17%) Hadoop
2 3 (5.17%) HDInsight
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.17%) Spark SQL
3 2 (3.45%) Big Data
3 2 (3.45%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.72%) GIS
4 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.72%) MS Access
4 1 (1.72%) QGIS
4 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.72%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 36 (62.07%) Selenium
2 23 (39.66%) Cucumber
3 14 (24.14%) Jenkins
4 11 (18.97%) JMeter
5 10 (17.24%) Git (software)
6 8 (13.79%) JUnit
7 7 (12.07%) WebDriver
8 4 (6.90%) Bitbucket
8 4 (6.90%) Maven
8 4 (6.90%) TestNG
8 4 (6.90%) Visual Studio
9 3 (5.17%) HP UFT
9 3 (5.17%) JIRA
9 3 (5.17%) SoapUI
9 3 (5.17%) SpecFlow
10 2 (3.45%) Gradle
10 2 (3.45%) LoadRunner
10 2 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (1.72%) IntelliJ
11 1 (1.72%) NUnit
General
1 5 (8.62%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Banking
2 2 (3.45%) Electronics
2 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.45%) Marketing
2 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (36.21%) Developer
2 14 (24.14%) Java Developer
3 13 (22.41%) Tester
4 12 (20.69%) Automation Tester
5 6 (10.34%) Test Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Consultant
6 5 (8.62%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 5 (8.62%) Selenium Tester
6 5 (8.62%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Developer in Test
7 4 (6.90%) Drupal Consultant
7 4 (6.90%) Test Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Test Automation Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Architect
8 3 (5.17%) Java Automation Tester
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Manager
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Test Manager
8 3 (5.17%) Test Manager
8 3 (5.17%) Web Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (34.48%) HTML
2 15 (25.86%) CSS
3 14 (24.14%) AngularJS
3 14 (24.14%) HTML5
3 14 (24.14%) jQuery
4 12 (20.69%) CSS3
4 12 (20.69%) JSON
4 12 (20.69%) RESTful
4 12 (20.69%) Spring
5 11 (18.97%) Dropwizard
6 8 (13.79%) XML
7 7 (12.07%) .NET
8 4 (6.90%) ELK Stack
9 3 (5.17%) Spark Streaming
10 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (3.45%) Backbone.js
10 2 (3.45%) Gherkin
10 2 (3.45%) JDBC
10 2 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (3.45%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.72%) Robotics
2 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) Windows
2 1 (1.72%) Unix
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (63.79%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (46.55%) TDD
3 24 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (34.48%) Configuration Management
5 19 (32.76%) BDD
6 18 (31.03%) Scrum
7 15 (25.86%) Pair Programming
8 14 (24.14%) Web Development
9 12 (20.69%) Dependency Injection
9 12 (20.69%) Kanban
9 12 (20.69%) Responsive Web Design
9 12 (20.69%) SDLC
10 11 (18.97%) Content Management
10 11 (18.97%) E-Commerce
10 11 (18.97%) Enterprise Architecture
10 11 (18.97%) Technical Architecture
11 9 (15.52%) Unit Testing
12 6 (10.34%) Automation Testing
12 6 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (10.34%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (58.62%) Java
2 15 (25.86%) JavaScript
3 11 (18.97%) SQL
4 9 (15.52%) Python
5 6 (10.34%) C#
6 2 (3.45%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.45%) C++
6 2 (3.45%) Perl
6 2 (3.45%) Ruby
6 2 (3.45%) Scala
6 2 (3.45%) VB
7 1 (1.72%) C
7 1 (1.72%) PHP
7 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.72%) VBA
7 1 (1.72%) VBScript
7 1 (1.72%) VC++
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) ISEB
2 5 (8.62%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.45%) Degree
4 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) CCEA
5 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (27.59%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.72%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) Ansible
1 6 (10.34%) Puppet
2 5 (8.62%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (6.90%) Kibana
3 4 (6.90%) logstash
4 2 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) ATG
1 11 (18.97%) hybris
2 6 (10.34%) Google
2 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.62%) Splunk
4 3 (5.17%) HP
4 3 (5.17%) Oracle
4 3 (5.17%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.45%) SAP
6 1 (1.72%) Blue Prism
6 1 (1.72%) Citrix
6 1 (1.72%) EPiServer
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