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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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
26 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 89.66% 70.83% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 20
Average daily rate £425 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +26.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £13.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) VMware