Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Taurus skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Taurus over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 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.

Taurus Test Automation Framework
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs citing Taurus 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.036% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.095% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median daily rate - - -
North West median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

Taurus is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,051 1,022 1,011
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 37.48% 31.98% 26.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 710 608
Manchester median daily rate £388 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.68% +11.77%
10th Percentile £291 £287 £266
90th Percentile £538 £500 £513
North West median daily rate £390 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +0.65% - +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 33
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £22.76 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.14% -27.74% +8.39%
10th Percentile £17.00 £14.88 £11.50
90th Percentile £44.00 £39.38 £42.00
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £33.82
% change year-on-year +0.65% +13.84% +12.73%

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Taurus 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 Taurus.

1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Gatling
1 1 (100.00%) BlazeMeter

Taurus
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) BlazeMeter
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Gatling
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation