Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £381 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 131 144
Rank change year-on-year -3 +13 -27
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 8 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.27% 0.70% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.75% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 8
Manchester median daily rate £381 £335 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.81% -0.74% +10.20%
10th Percentile £356 £306 £251
90th Percentile £453 £520 £406
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £300
% change year-on-year +3.57% +16.67% -2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester 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 2787 3349 3593
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.42% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1763 2140 2076
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £233 £238 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 81 142
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -7.94% +6.78%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.25 £10.53
90th Percentile £41.10 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.88% -20.00% +25.00%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oldham - 1 - -
Automation Tester
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (25.00%) Mobile Development
5 2 (25.00%) API Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (25.00%) High Availability
5 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Subversion
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Mercurial
5 2 (25.00%) Android
5 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (25.00%) NAS
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (25.00%) C#
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
6 1 (12.50%) CRM
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) Java
6 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (12.50%) .NET

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) NAS
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (25.00%) Mercurial
3 2 (25.00%) Subversion
4 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Fintech
1 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Android
1 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Mac OS X
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) API Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) High Availability
3 2 (25.00%) Mobile Development
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Cash Management
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) SDET
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Usability Testing
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft