The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 23 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.

Automation Tester
North West / Manchester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 91 93
Rank change year-on-year +15 +2  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 13 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.93% 0.55% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.58% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 1
Median daily rate £370 £520 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.84% +89.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
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 1304 1727 1441
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.75% 94.94% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 1020 831
Median daily rate £375 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.72% +10.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £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 46 37 64
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -9.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £28.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Manchester

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in Manchester

Automation Tester
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 Tester within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 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 - 2 - -
Automation Tester
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Automation Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 19 (86.36%) Selenium
3 12 (54.55%) WebDriver
4 10 (45.45%) Cucumber
4 10 (45.45%) Java
4 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (31.82%) GitHub
5 7 (31.82%) Jenkins
6 6 (27.27%) JIRA
6 6 (27.27%) QA
6 6 (27.27%) Python
7 5 (22.73%) XML
7 5 (22.73%) TDD
7 5 (22.73%) Gherkin
7 5 (22.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 4 (18.18%) QA Automation
8 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (18.18%) .NET
9 3 (13.64%) SQL
9 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Finance
9 3 (13.64%) Scenario Testing
9 3 (13.64%) BDD
10 2 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (9.09%) Sitecore
10 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
10 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
10 2 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (9.09%) Coaching

Automation Tester 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 2 (9.09%) CMS
1 2 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (31.82%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 19 (86.36%) Selenium
2 12 (54.55%) WebDriver
3 10 (45.45%) Cucumber
4 7 (31.82%) Jenkins
5 6 (27.27%) JIRA
6 5 (22.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
7 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
8 1 (4.55%) Appium
8 1 (4.55%) Bugzilla
8 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
8 1 (4.55%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
8 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (4.55%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Gherkin
1 5 (22.73%) XML
2 4 (18.18%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) Chai
3 1 (4.55%) jQuery
3 1 (4.55%) JSON
3 1 (4.55%) REST
3 1 (4.55%) SOAP
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Android
1 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) TDD
4 4 (18.18%) QA Automation
4 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) BDD
5 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Coaching
6 2 (9.09%) CRM
6 2 (9.09%) ITIL
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Test Management
6 2 (9.09%) Web Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Functional Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Scrum
7 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) Python
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 2 (9.09%) Sitecore