The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Salford with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automated Testing
Manchester / Salford
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 1.39% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £383 £336
% change year-on-year -0.06% +13.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Salford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Salford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 65 45 21
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Salford 90.28% 97.83% 91.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 33 15
Median daily rate £425 £424 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.29% -0.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £488 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £10.50 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Salford citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Salford

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Salford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Salford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Salford

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Salford region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 5 (100.00%) LDAP
1 5 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 5 (100.00%) Workflow
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Web 2.0
1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Release Management
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 5 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 5 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 5 (100.00%) ServiceNow
1 5 (100.00%) DevOps
1 5 (100.00%) Issue Tracking
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (20.00%) Web Development

Automated Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Salford 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 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 5 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Web 2.0
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) DevOps
1 5 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 5 (100.00%) Issue Tracking
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 5 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 5 (100.00%) Release Management
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Workflow
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) ServiceNow