The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Analyst was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Test Automation Analyst
North West / Manchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 100 90
Rank change year-on-year +15 -10  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.36% 0.17% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.18% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £338 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% +14.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -3.21% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1307 1676 1442
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.62% 94.85% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 993 850
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 37 64
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £28.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Automation Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Test Analyst in Manchester

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automation Test Analyst in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Test Analyst in Manchester

Automation Test Analyst
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 Automation Test Analyst within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Oldham - 1 - -
Automation Test Analyst
North West

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Automation Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (40.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 1 (20.00%) BrowserStack
5 1 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (20.00%) Content Management
5 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (20.00%) BDD
5 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (20.00%) Node.js
5 1 (20.00%) Coaching
5 1 (20.00%) Appium
5 1 (20.00%) API Testing
5 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) CRM
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (20.00%) JMeter

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (20.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Appium
2 1 (20.00%) JMeter
2 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) Node.js
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) API Testing
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) Content Management
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft