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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 120 137 130
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 36 28 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 0.62% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 0.76% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 6
Median daily rate £425 £340 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £230 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £418 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -18.33%
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
2947 3676 2436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.13% 81.94% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1875 2296 1401
Median daily rate £410 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 145 112
Median hourly rate £26.25 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.05% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.86 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.89 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +11 19 £450 +38.46% 10
Cheshire +17 11 £425 +8.62% 2
Lancashire +18 4 £400 +58.41% 1
Merseyside 0 1 £425 +25.00%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 45 (67.16%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (59.70%) Continuous Integration
3 37 (55.22%) Java
4 33 (49.25%) TDD
5 27 (40.30%) Selenium
6 26 (38.81%) Microsoft
7 23 (34.33%) Software Engineering
8 22 (32.84%) .NET
9 21 (31.34%) Cucumber
10 20 (29.85%) DevOps
10 20 (29.85%) Degree
11 19 (28.36%) Scrum
11 19 (28.36%) Windows
11 19 (28.36%) MS Excel
12 18 (26.87%) HTML
12 18 (26.87%) Code Coverage
12 18 (26.87%) Team Foundation Server
12 18 (26.87%) SpecFlow
12 18 (26.87%) Jenkins
13 17 (25.37%) Configuration Management
14 16 (23.88%) Continuous Deployment
15 15 (22.39%) Git (software)
15 15 (22.39%) TestComplete
16 13 (19.40%) CSS
16 13 (19.40%) QA
17 12 (17.91%) jQuery
17 12 (17.91%) JavaScript
17 12 (17.91%) HTML5
17 12 (17.91%) SDLC
18 11 (16.42%) AngularJS

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 9 (13.43%) CMS
2 4 (5.97%) Drupal
3 3 (4.48%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.48%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.99%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.99%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.99%) SAS
5 1 (1.49%) Confluence
5 1 (1.49%) JBoss
5 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (28.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.46%) GitHub
3 3 (4.48%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.99%) Engine Yard
4 2 (2.99%) Heroku
4 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.49%) GIS
3 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.49%) QGIS
3 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.49%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 27 (40.30%) Selenium
2 21 (31.34%) Cucumber
3 18 (26.87%) Jenkins
3 18 (26.87%) SpecFlow
3 18 (26.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (22.39%) Git (software)
4 15 (22.39%) TestComplete
5 8 (11.94%) JMeter
6 7 (10.45%) Gradle
6 7 (10.45%) JUnit
7 5 (7.46%) JIRA
7 5 (7.46%) Vagrant
8 4 (5.97%) Maven
8 4 (5.97%) Visual Studio
9 3 (4.48%) Bitbucket
9 3 (4.48%) TeamCity
9 3 (4.48%) TestNG
10 2 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (2.99%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (1.49%) TestRail
General
1 10 (14.93%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (31.34%) Developer
2 17 (25.37%) Java Developer
3 15 (22.39%) Consultant
4 11 (16.42%) DevOps Consultant
5 10 (14.93%) Integration Consultant
6 9 (13.43%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (11.94%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
7 8 (11.94%) Tester
8 7 (10.45%) Automation Tester
9 6 (8.96%) Developer in Test
10 5 (7.46%) Test Engineer
11 4 (5.97%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 4 (5.97%) Selenium Tester
11 4 (5.97%) Test Automation Developer
11 4 (5.97%) Test Automation Engineer
11 4 (5.97%) Test Manager
12 3 (4.48%) .NET Software Developer
12 3 (4.48%) Drupal Consultant
12 3 (4.48%) Java Automation Tester
12 3 (4.48%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (32.84%) .NET
2 18 (26.87%) HTML
3 13 (19.40%) CSS
4 12 (17.91%) HTML5
4 12 (17.91%) jQuery
5 11 (16.42%) AngularJS
6 10 (14.93%) CSS3
6 10 (14.93%) JSON
6 10 (14.93%) RESTful
6 10 (14.93%) Spring
7 9 (13.43%) Dropwizard
8 6 (8.96%) XML
9 3 (4.48%) ELK Stack
10 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (2.99%) JDBC
10 2 (2.99%) JSP
10 2 (2.99%) MCollective
10 2 (2.99%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (2.99%) Servlets
10 2 (2.99%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.99%) Clustering
1 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
1 2 (2.99%) Device Driver
2 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.49%) SWIFT
2 1 (1.49%) User Experience
2 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (28.36%) Windows
2 4 (5.97%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.48%) Unix
3 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.99%) CentOS
4 2 (2.99%) Linux
4 2 (2.99%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (67.16%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (59.70%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (49.25%) TDD
4 23 (34.33%) Software Engineering
5 20 (29.85%) DevOps
6 19 (28.36%) Scrum
7 18 (26.87%) Code Coverage
8 17 (25.37%) Configuration Management
9 16 (23.88%) Continuous Deployment
10 12 (17.91%) SDLC
11 11 (16.42%) Web Development
12 10 (14.93%) Dependency Injection
12 10 (14.93%) Kanban
12 10 (14.93%) Pair Programming
12 10 (14.93%) Responsive Web Design
13 9 (13.43%) BDD
13 9 (13.43%) Content Management
13 9 (13.43%) E-Commerce
13 9 (13.43%) Enterprise Architecture
13 9 (13.43%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 37 (55.22%) Java
2 12 (17.91%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.94%) SQL
4 6 (8.96%) Python
4 6 (8.96%) Ruby
5 5 (7.46%) C#
6 3 (4.48%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.49%) C++
7 1 (1.49%) Perl
7 1 (1.49%) Scala
7 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (29.85%) Degree
2 9 (13.43%) ISEB
3 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.48%) CCEA
4 3 (4.48%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (4.48%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.99%) AWS Certification
5 2 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.40%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.49%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (5.97%) Docker
2 3 (4.48%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.99%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (14.93%) Puppet
2 7 (10.45%) Ansible
2 7 (10.45%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.48%) Kibana
3 3 (4.48%) logstash
3 3 (4.48%) SCCM
3 3 (4.48%) SCOM
4 2 (2.99%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (2.99%) Cobbler
4 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.99%) Nagios
Vendors
1 26 (38.81%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.43%) ATG
2 9 (13.43%) hybris
3 4 (5.97%) Splunk
4 3 (4.48%) Citrix
4 3 (4.48%) Google
4 3 (4.48%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.99%) BMC
5 2 (2.99%) HP
5 2 (2.99%) Oracle
5 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.99%) VMware
6 1 (1.49%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.49%) Rally
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