The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Salford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 14 13 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 6.52% 4.35% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.14% 4.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.55% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -12.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Salford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Salford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42 42 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 91.30% 91.30% 70.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 34 22
Average daily rate £350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £13.67 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Salford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Salford

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

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Salford

Automated Testing
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Salford region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) OOP
1 3 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Android
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 3 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (100.00%) Calabash
1 3 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 2 (66.67%) User Experience
2 2 (66.67%) iPad
2 2 (66.67%) iPhone
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Salford region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Calabash
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) iOS Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) iPhone
1 2 (66.67%) iPad
1 2 (66.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Android
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) OOP
1 3 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Objective-C