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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 16 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 2.13% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -18.33%
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
41 19 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 87.23% 82.61% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 15 28
Median daily rate £413 £490 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.81% +45.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £225 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £645 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £19.25 £16.40 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.36% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 30 August 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