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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 13 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 2.38% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.64% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.46% +4.00%
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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
37 45 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 88.10% 93.75% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 36 15
Average daily rate £350 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £313 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £13.67 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Salford region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Salford region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Salford region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing