The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
North West / Manchester
Rank 74 87 91
Rank change year-on-year +13 +4  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 16 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.22% 1.06% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.27% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 6
Median daily rate £285 £340 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.17% -11.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £312 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £386 £350
% change year-on-year +0.51% +10.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1059 1500 1272
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 81.03% 83.61% 78.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 906 678
Median daily rate £390 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £291 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 25
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.14% +54.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.10 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Manchester

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Manchester

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Manchester over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automated Testing in Manchester

Automated Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automated Testing in Manchester

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 3 £400 -
Stockport - 1 - - 2
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 29 (72.50%) Selenium
2 27 (67.50%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (60.00%) Java
4 16 (40.00%) QA
5 14 (35.00%) TDD
6 13 (32.50%) Test Scripting
6 13 (32.50%) .NET
6 13 (32.50%) XML
6 13 (32.50%) Scrum
7 11 (27.50%) SQL
8 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 10 (25.00%) Unit Testing
9 8 (20.00%) JIRA
9 8 (20.00%) Manual Testing
9 8 (20.00%) BDD
9 8 (20.00%) Defect Management
10 7 (17.50%) Cucumber
10 7 (17.50%) DevOps
10 7 (17.50%) AngularJS
10 7 (17.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (17.50%) Security Testing
10 7 (17.50%) Workflow
10 7 (17.50%) ITIL
11 6 (15.00%) PRINCE2
11 6 (15.00%) Web Services
11 6 (15.00%) LDAP
11 6 (15.00%) C#
11 6 (15.00%) PL/SQL
11 6 (15.00%) Identity Management
11 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) IIS
2 1 (2.50%) Jetty
2 1 (2.50%) Mongrel
2 1 (2.50%) nginx
2 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (7.50%) PaaS
2 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.00%) SaaS
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (2.50%) Google App Engine
3 1 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) LDAP
2 1 (2.50%) DHCP
2 1 (2.50%) DNS
2 1 (2.50%) FTP
2 1 (2.50%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) IPsec
2 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Big Data
2 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (72.50%) Selenium
2 8 (20.00%) JIRA
3 7 (17.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (17.50%) Cucumber
4 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 3 (7.50%) gulp
5 3 (7.50%) SoapUI
6 2 (5.00%) Mercurial
6 2 (5.00%) Subversion
6 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.50%) Appium
7 1 (2.50%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.50%) JMeter
7 1 (2.50%) JProfiler
7 1 (2.50%) JUnit
7 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.50%) Travis CI
7 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (2.50%) Advertising
1 1 (2.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Developer
2 10 (25.00%) Tester
3 8 (20.00%) Automation Tester
4 7 (17.50%) QA Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Automation Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Consultant
5 6 (15.00%) QA Automation Engineer
6 5 (12.50%) Java Engineer
6 5 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (10.00%) Automation Consultant
7 4 (10.00%) ServiceNow Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Architect
8 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Senior Architect
9 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Senior Full Stack Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Software Developer
10 1 (2.50%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) .NET
1 13 (32.50%) XML
2 7 (17.50%) AngularJS
3 6 (15.00%) Web Services
4 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 5 (12.50%) CSS
4 5 (12.50%) jQuery
4 5 (12.50%) Sass
4 5 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (7.50%) .NET Core
5 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.00%) Aurelia
6 2 (5.00%) Backbone.js
6 2 (5.00%) Durandal
6 2 (5.00%) Gherkin
6 2 (5.00%) HTML
6 2 (5.00%) Jinja
6 2 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (5.00%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Web 2.0
2 2 (5.00%) Data Structures
2 2 (5.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.50%) iPhone
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Android
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (67.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.00%) TDD
3 13 (32.50%) Scrum
3 13 (32.50%) Test Scripting
4 10 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 8 (20.00%) BDD
5 8 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 8 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 7 (17.50%) DevOps
6 7 (17.50%) ITIL
6 7 (17.50%) Security Testing
6 7 (17.50%) Workflow
7 6 (15.00%) High Availability
7 6 (15.00%) Identity Management
7 6 (15.00%) Issue Tracking
7 6 (15.00%) Performance Testing
7 6 (15.00%) PRINCE2
7 6 (15.00%) QA Automation
7 6 (15.00%) Usability Testing
7 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (60.00%) Java
2 11 (27.50%) SQL
3 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (15.00%) C#
4 6 (15.00%) PL/SQL
5 4 (10.00%) Python
6 2 (5.00%) PHP
6 2 (5.00%) Ruby
6 2 (5.00%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.50%) ANSI SQL
7 1 (2.50%) Scala
7 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) ISEB
2 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Docker
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.00%) Puppet
2 1 (2.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) ServiceNow
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) Google
3 1 (2.50%) VMware
3 1 (2.50%) Xamarin
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