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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / North West
Rank 110 123 126
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 24 37 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.92% 0.95% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.18% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 4
Median daily rate £355 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £248 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £306
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.68% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +75.43%

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
2151 3145 2436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.16% 80.91% 77.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1395 1912 1460
Median daily rate £400 £400 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 111 101
Median hourly rate £37.25 £37.50 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +12 15 £338 -3.57% 4
Lancashire +6 5 £475 +75.92% 1
Cheshire +18 4 £336 -20.88% 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 41 (66.13%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (64.52%) Selenium
3 37 (59.68%) Java
4 33 (53.23%) TDD
5 25 (40.32%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (40.32%) Cucumber
6 24 (38.71%) BDD
7 22 (35.48%) QA
8 21 (33.87%) Configuration Management
9 19 (30.65%) HTML
10 18 (29.03%) Scrum
11 17 (27.42%) Pair Programming
12 16 (25.81%) Jenkins
13 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
13 15 (24.19%) ISEB
14 14 (22.58%) CSS
14 14 (22.58%) Web Development
15 13 (20.97%) JSON
15 13 (20.97%) jQuery
15 13 (20.97%) Spring
15 13 (20.97%) CMS
15 13 (20.97%) AngularJS
15 13 (20.97%) SDLC
15 13 (20.97%) Dependency Injection
15 13 (20.97%) HTML5
15 13 (20.97%) CSS3
15 13 (20.97%) Responsive Web Design
15 13 (20.97%) Kanban
15 13 (20.97%) RESTful
16 12 (19.35%) hybris

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 13 (20.97%) CMS
2 5 (8.06%) Drupal
3 4 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (4.84%) Apache Spark
4 3 (4.84%) SAS
5 1 (1.61%) JBoss
5 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.61%) MS Office
1 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.45%) GitHub
2 4 (6.45%) Google Analytics
3 2 (3.23%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.84%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.84%) HDInsight
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.84%) Spark SQL
3 2 (3.23%) Big Data
3 2 (3.23%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.61%) GIS
4 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.61%) MS Access
4 1 (1.61%) QGIS
4 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.61%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 40 (64.52%) Selenium
2 25 (40.32%) Cucumber
3 16 (25.81%) Jenkins
4 11 (17.74%) JMeter
5 8 (12.90%) JUnit
5 8 (12.90%) WebDriver
6 7 (11.29%) Git (software)
6 7 (11.29%) HP UFT
7 6 (9.68%) LoadRunner
8 4 (6.45%) Bitbucket
8 4 (6.45%) Maven
8 4 (6.45%) TestNG
9 3 (4.84%) JIRA
9 3 (4.84%) SoapUI
10 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.61%) Ant
11 1 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.61%) IntelliJ
11 1 (1.61%) NUnit
11 1 (1.61%) WATIR
General
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Banking
2 2 (3.23%) Electronics
2 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.23%) Marketing
2 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Advertising
3 1 (1.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (30.65%) Developer
2 15 (24.19%) Tester
3 14 (22.58%) Java Developer
4 13 (20.97%) Automation Tester
5 6 (9.68%) Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 6 (9.68%) Selenium Tester
5 6 (9.68%) Test Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) Test Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Consultant
6 5 (8.06%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Developer in Test
7 4 (6.45%) Drupal Consultant
7 4 (6.45%) Test Automation Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Architect
8 3 (4.84%) Java Automation Tester
8 3 (4.84%) QA Tester
8 3 (4.84%) Senior Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Web Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (30.65%) HTML
2 14 (22.58%) CSS
3 13 (20.97%) AngularJS
3 13 (20.97%) CSS3
3 13 (20.97%) HTML5
3 13 (20.97%) jQuery
3 13 (20.97%) JSON
3 13 (20.97%) RESTful
3 13 (20.97%) Spring
4 12 (19.35%) Dropwizard
5 8 (12.90%) XML
6 4 (6.45%) .NET
6 4 (6.45%) ELK Stack
7 3 (4.84%) Gherkin
7 3 (4.84%) Spark Streaming
8 2 (3.23%) JDBC
8 2 (3.23%) JSP
8 2 (3.23%) Servlets
8 2 (3.23%) SOAP
8 2 (3.23%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.61%) Robotics
2 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.61%) Unix
1 1 (1.61%) Windows
1 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (66.13%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (53.23%) TDD
3 25 (40.32%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (38.71%) BDD
5 21 (33.87%) Configuration Management
6 18 (29.03%) Scrum
7 17 (27.42%) Pair Programming
8 14 (22.58%) Web Development
9 13 (20.97%) Dependency Injection
9 13 (20.97%) Kanban
9 13 (20.97%) Responsive Web Design
9 13 (20.97%) SDLC
10 12 (19.35%) Content Management
10 12 (19.35%) E-Commerce
10 12 (19.35%) Enterprise Architecture
10 12 (19.35%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (11.29%) Test Management
11 7 (11.29%) Unit Testing
12 6 (9.68%) Automation Testing
12 6 (9.68%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (59.68%) Java
2 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
3 11 (17.74%) SQL
4 10 (16.13%) Python
5 5 (8.06%) C#
6 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.23%) C++
6 2 (3.23%) Perl
6 2 (3.23%) PHP
6 2 (3.23%) Ruby
6 2 (3.23%) Scala
6 2 (3.23%) VB
7 1 (1.61%) C
7 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.61%) VBA
7 1 (1.61%) VBScript
7 1 (1.61%) VC++
Qualifications
1 15 (24.19%) ISEB
2 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.84%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (35.48%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.61%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) Ansible
2 5 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (8.06%) Puppet
3 4 (6.45%) Kibana
3 4 (6.45%) logstash
4 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (19.35%) ATG
1 12 (19.35%) hybris
2 6 (9.68%) Google
3 5 (8.06%) Splunk
4 3 (4.84%) HP
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.84%) Oracle
4 3 (4.84%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.23%) SAP
6 1 (1.61%) Blue Prism
6 1 (1.61%) EPiServer
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