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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank - 16 12
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford - 5.26% 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 5.77% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% +40.35%
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
66 52 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 91.67% 91.23% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 40 20
Median daily rate £440 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £255 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £18.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 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