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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 8 - 5
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 4.17% - 15.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.00% - 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate
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£400 - £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +21.95%
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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
20 21 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 83.33% 75.00% 84.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 25
Average daily rate £385 £338 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.07% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £18.31 £19.63 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XHTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Scala
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3
1 1 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (100.00%) React
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XHTML
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3
1 1 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (100.00%) React
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Scala