Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 19 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.

Automated Testing
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 28 32
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 +20
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 144 174 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.10% 5.48% 4.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.18% 6.46% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 125 109
Manchester median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £246
90th Percentile £600 £541 £490
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Manchester median hourly rate £37.50 £29.53 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.01% -1.58% -
North West median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £34.95
% change year-on-year +3.61% +18.74% -0.14%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,330 2,695 3,183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.57% 84.94% 82.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,518 1,701 1,855
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £235
90th Percentile £586 £550 £530
North West median daily rate £406 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.56% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 39 84
Manchester median hourly rate £18.03 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -7.89% +31.03%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.22 £12.28
90th Percentile £41.48 £40.00 £42.00
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £23.30 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.86% -28.32% +75.15%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Manchester

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Manchester

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Manchester over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Manchester

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Manchester

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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
Stockport -4 8 £450 +5.88% 10
Bolton +3 7 £300 -17.81% 1
Salford -7 3 £400 -6.71% 5
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 85 (59.03%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (45.14%) TDD
3 54 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 43 (29.86%) Scrum
5 40 (27.78%) Java
5 40 (27.78%) BDD
6 39 (27.08%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (26.39%) JIRA
8 36 (25.00%) Git (software)
8 36 (25.00%) C#
9 33 (22.92%) Selenium
9 33 (22.92%) Node.js
10 32 (22.22%) DevOps
11 31 (21.53%) .NET
11 31 (21.53%) CSS
12 30 (20.83%) SQL
12 30 (20.83%) Kanban
13 27 (18.75%) HTML
13 27 (18.75%) Mentoring
14 26 (18.06%) QA
14 26 (18.06%) Software Engineering
15 25 (17.36%) Open Source
16 24 (16.67%) Jenkins
17 23 (15.97%) REST
18 22 (15.28%) Linux
19 21 (14.58%) ASP.NET
19 21 (14.58%) NoSQL
19 21 (14.58%) MongoDB
19 21 (14.58%) SDLC
20 20 (13.89%) Confluence

Test Automation
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 20 (13.89%) Confluence
2 13 (9.03%) Apache
3 9 (6.25%) Apache Spark
4 5 (3.47%) Oracle Beehive
4 5 (3.47%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.47%) WildFly
5 4 (2.78%) CMS
6 3 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.39%) Drupal
7 2 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.39%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.69%) ArchestrA
8 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.69%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.69%) JBoss
8 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.39%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.81%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (9.03%) GitHub
2 13 (9.03%) Slack
3 12 (8.33%) npm
4 10 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (3.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.08%) SaaS
7 2 (1.39%) Boomi
7 2 (1.39%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.39%) IaaS
7 2 (1.39%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.69%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.78%) HTTP
1 4 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.08%) SMS
2 3 (2.08%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.39%) DNS
3 2 (1.39%) NAS
4 1 (0.69%) Firewall
4 1 (0.69%) Internet
4 1 (0.69%) Intranet
4 1 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.69%) SSH
4 1 (0.69%) SSL
4 1 (0.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.58%) MongoDB
1 21 (14.58%) NoSQL
2 17 (11.81%) SQL Server
3 14 (9.72%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (9.03%) MySQL
5 8 (5.56%) Big Data
6 6 (4.17%) CouchDB
6 6 (4.17%) Hadoop
6 6 (4.17%) Relational Database
7 5 (3.47%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (2.78%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.69%) Electronic Patient Records
11 1 (0.69%) HDInsight
11 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 38 (26.39%) JIRA
2 36 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 33 (22.92%) Selenium
4 24 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 18 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 14 (9.72%) JMeter
7 9 (6.25%) SpecFlow
8 8 (5.56%) TeamCity
8 8 (5.56%) Visual Studio
9 7 (4.86%) Bitbucket
9 7 (4.86%) Subversion
10 5 (3.47%) Gatling
10 5 (3.47%) SoapUI
10 5 (3.47%) WebDriver
11 4 (2.78%) Grunt
11 4 (2.78%) gulp
11 4 (2.78%) Hudson
11 4 (2.78%) JUnit
11 4 (2.78%) MSTest
11 4 (2.78%) NUnit
General
1 18 (12.50%) Finance
2 11 (7.64%) Games
3 10 (6.94%) Manufacturing
3 10 (6.94%) Marketing
3 10 (6.94%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.25%) Electronics
5 4 (2.78%) Banking
6 3 (2.08%) Back Office
7 2 (1.39%) Retail
8 1 (0.69%) Advertising
8 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.69%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (40.28%) Developer
2 23 (15.97%) Tester
3 16 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 14 (9.72%) C# Developer
5 13 (9.03%) Software Engineer
6 12 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 12 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
6 12 (8.33%) Scrum Master
6 12 (8.33%) Software Developer
7 11 (7.64%) Automation Tester
8 10 (6.94%) Web Developer
9 9 (6.25%) Agile Scrum Master
10 8 (5.56%) Java Engineer
10 8 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
11 7 (4.86%) Analyst
11 7 (4.86%) Java Software Developer
11 7 (4.86%) Test Analyst
12 6 (4.17%) Java Software Engineer
12 6 (4.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (22.92%) Node.js
2 31 (21.53%) .NET
2 31 (21.53%) CSS
3 27 (18.75%) HTML
4 23 (15.97%) REST
5 21 (14.58%) ASP.NET
6 19 (13.19%) Web Services
7 16 (11.11%) HTML5
8 15 (10.42%) Sass
9 12 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (7.64%) AngularJS
10 11 (7.64%) Velocity
11 10 (6.94%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (6.94%) Express
12 9 (6.25%) CSS3
13 8 (5.56%) jQuery
14 7 (4.86%) RESTful
14 7 (4.86%) SignalR
14 7 (4.86%) XML
15 6 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (5.56%) Virtual Team
2 5 (3.47%) Interactive TV
3 4 (2.78%) Video on Demand
4 3 (2.08%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.08%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.08%) Fintech
4 3 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.39%) User Experience
6 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.69%) EPoS
6 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.69%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.69%) NHS
6 1 (0.69%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.28%) Linux
2 13 (9.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (5.56%) Windows
4 6 (4.17%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.78%) Android
5 4 (2.78%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.08%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.08%) Windows Vista
7 2 (1.39%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.39%) Kali Linux
7 2 (1.39%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.39%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (59.03%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (45.14%) TDD
3 43 (29.86%) Scrum
4 40 (27.78%) BDD
5 39 (27.08%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (22.22%) DevOps
7 30 (20.83%) Kanban
8 27 (18.75%) Mentoring
9 26 (18.06%) Software Engineering
10 25 (17.36%) Open Source
11 21 (14.58%) SDLC
12 20 (13.89%) Unit Testing
12 20 (13.89%) User Stories
13 17 (11.81%) MVC
14 16 (11.11%) Coaching
14 16 (11.11%) Front End Development
14 16 (11.11%) Refactoring
14 16 (11.11%) Software Testing
15 15 (10.42%) Microservices
16 14 (9.72%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 54 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 40 (27.78%) Java
3 36 (25.00%) C#
4 30 (20.83%) SQL
5 16 (11.11%) Python
6 8 (5.56%) Ruby
7 7 (4.86%) PHP
8 6 (4.17%) C
8 6 (4.17%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.47%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.08%) C++
11 2 (1.39%) R
11 2 (1.39%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.69%) ES6
12 1 (0.69%) Perl
12 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (8.33%) PMI Certification
1 12 (8.33%) PMP
2 3 (2.08%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.39%) ISEB
4 1 (0.69%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.69%) CCNA
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.69%) Degree
4 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.69%) MCSE
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (18.06%) QA
2 2 (1.39%) GCP
System Software
1 6 (4.17%) Docker
2 3 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (7.64%) Puppet
2 9 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (5.56%) Ansible
4 4 (2.78%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.08%) Terraform
6 2 (1.39%) Kibana
6 2 (1.39%) logstash
6 2 (1.39%) Nessus
6 2 (1.39%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.69%) Salt
7 1 (0.69%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 10 (6.94%) Microsoft
1 10 (6.94%) SAP
2 9 (6.25%) Oracle
3 7 (4.86%) Google
4 5 (3.47%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.78%) HP
5 4 (2.78%) Splunk
5 4 (2.78%) Zend
6 3 (2.08%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.08%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.39%) Adobe
7 2 (1.39%) Blue Prism
7 2 (1.39%) Imperva
7 2 (1.39%) Informatica
7 2 (1.39%) Pega
7 2 (1.39%) Rackspace
7 2 (1.39%) Rapid7
7 2 (1.39%) SnapLogic
7 2 (1.39%) VMware
7 2 (1.39%) WSO2