Period
to 25 May 2020

The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Lead was £540 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

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 Leader
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 95 - 152
Rank change year-on-year - +152 -22
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Lead 4 0 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 0.27% - 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% - 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Median daily rate £540 - £431
North West median daily rate £540 £350 £413
% change year-on-year +54.29% -15.15% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 1,401 2,568 2,925
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.46% 94.52% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 1,631 1,871
Median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £180 £263 £243
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 85 135
Median hourly rate £18.25 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.61% -5.71% +12.90%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.37 £12.10
90th Percentile £34.81 £31.46 £40.00
Median hourly rate £20.54 £19.00 £17.88
% change year-on-year +8.08% +6.26% -10.60%

Automation Test Lead
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Automation Test Lead in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Test Lead in Manchester

Automation Test Lead
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Automation Test Lead in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for Automation Test Lead in Manchester

Automation Test Lead Skill Set
Top 10 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, Automation Test Lead contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region featuring Automation Test Lead in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (100.00%) REST
1 4 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 4 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) REST Assured
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (50.00%) Public Sector

Automation Test Lead 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (100.00%) REST Assured
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (50.00%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared