The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Salford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 13 7 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 2.63% 4.00% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 4.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £34.47 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+16.04% -8.08%
Test Automation
Manchester

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
34 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 89.47% 84.00% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 19
Median daily rate £400 £385 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +14.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £218 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £19.25 £18.31 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.16% -6.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Salford 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 Salford

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Salford

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Salford

Test Automation
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 Salford region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
1 1 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
1 1 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Testing

Test Automation
Top Related 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
1 1 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Web Testing