Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 36 33
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +23
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 135 168 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.60% 4.71% 4.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.66% 5.62% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 106 100
Manchester median daily rate £405 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.82% +17.86% +8.53%
10th Percentile £282 £278 £263
90th Percentile £600 £520 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Manchester median hourly rate - £29.53 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.98% +146.00%
North West median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year +3.61% +31.75% -0.17%

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 2385 2991 3030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.23% 83.80% 80.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1519 1902 1793
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 57 79
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -19.74% +26.67%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.65 £10.95
90th Percentile £45.30 £40.60 £42.10
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £23.50 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.89% -23.00% +64.97%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 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
Stockport +4 14 £425 - 2
Bolton +1 7 £300 +4.35%
Salford -8 3 £400 -6.16% 3
Oldham -1 1 - -
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 79 (58.52%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (49.63%) TDD
3 51 (37.78%) JavaScript
4 48 (35.56%) Java
5 43 (31.85%) Git (software)
6 42 (31.11%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (27.41%) SQL
8 35 (25.93%) Scrum
8 35 (25.93%) Node.js
9 34 (25.19%) BDD
10 31 (22.96%) Unit Testing
11 30 (22.22%) JIRA
11 30 (22.22%) .NET
12 29 (21.48%) CSS
12 29 (21.48%) Open Source
13 28 (20.74%) DevOps
14 27 (20.00%) Software Engineering
15 25 (18.52%) Jenkins
16 24 (17.78%) Mentoring
17 23 (17.04%) C#
18 22 (16.30%) QA
19 21 (15.56%) HTML
19 21 (15.56%) Finance
20 20 (14.81%) Linux
20 20 (14.81%) Selenium
20 20 (14.81%) Software Testing
20 20 (14.81%) Kanban
20 20 (14.81%) NoSQL
21 18 (13.33%) Confluence
21 18 (13.33%) MongoDB

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 18 (13.33%) Confluence
2 10 (7.41%) Apache
3 6 (4.44%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.22%) Drupal
4 3 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.48%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.74%) ArchestrA
6 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.74%) CMS
6 1 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.89%) Slack
2 11 (8.15%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (8.15%) npm
3 10 (7.41%) GitHub
4 8 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (2.22%) Google Analytics
5 3 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.22%) PaaS
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.74%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.74%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.74%) Office 365
6 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.96%) HTTP
2 3 (2.22%) SMS
3 2 (1.48%) DNS
3 2 (1.48%) NAS
4 1 (0.74%) Broadband
4 1 (0.74%) Firewall
4 1 (0.74%) Internet
4 1 (0.74%) Intranet
4 1 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.74%) SSH
4 1 (0.74%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.81%) NoSQL
2 18 (13.33%) MongoDB
3 16 (11.85%) MySQL
3 16 (11.85%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (7.41%) SQL Server
5 8 (5.93%) Hadoop
5 8 (5.93%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.96%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.22%) Big Data
8 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 43 (31.85%) Git (software)
2 30 (22.22%) JIRA
3 25 (18.52%) Jenkins
4 20 (14.81%) Selenium
5 17 (12.59%) Cucumber
6 12 (8.89%) JUnit
7 8 (5.93%) Gradle
8 7 (5.19%) gulp
9 6 (4.44%) Hudson
9 6 (4.44%) SoapUI
10 5 (3.70%) Bitbucket
10 5 (3.70%) Subversion
11 4 (2.96%) Jasmine
11 4 (2.96%) JMeter
11 4 (2.96%) WebDriver
12 3 (2.22%) Eclipse
12 3 (2.22%) JProfiler
12 3 (2.22%) Mercurial
12 3 (2.22%) SpecFlow
12 3 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (15.56%) Finance
2 10 (7.41%) Games
3 8 (5.93%) Banking
4 6 (4.44%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.96%) Electronics
6 4 (2.96%) Marketing
7 3 (2.22%) Retail
8 2 (1.48%) Back Office
8 2 (1.48%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.48%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 61 (45.19%) Developer
2 19 (14.07%) Java Developer
3 16 (11.85%) Analyst
3 16 (11.85%) Test Analyst
4 15 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 15 (11.11%) Tester
5 14 (10.37%) Web Developer
6 13 (9.63%) C# Developer
7 12 (8.89%) Agile Scrum Master
7 12 (8.89%) Scrum Master
8 11 (8.15%) C# .NET Developer
8 11 (8.15%) Software Engineer
9 9 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
9 9 (6.67%) Java Engineer
10 8 (5.93%) Automation Test Analyst
10 8 (5.93%) C# Web Developer
10 8 (5.93%) JavaScript Developer
10 8 (5.93%) Senior Software Engineer
10 8 (5.93%) Software Developer
11 7 (5.19%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (25.93%) Node.js
2 30 (22.22%) .NET
3 29 (21.48%) CSS
4 21 (15.56%) HTML
5 18 (13.33%) REST
6 15 (11.11%) ASP.NET
7 14 (10.37%) HTML5
8 13 (9.63%) Web Services
9 12 (8.89%) Sass
10 11 (8.15%) Express
10 11 (8.15%) jQuery
10 11 (8.15%) Velocity
11 10 (7.41%) CSS3
12 9 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (5.93%) Spring
14 7 (5.19%) .NET Core
14 7 (5.19%) Apache Camel
14 7 (5.19%) Apache CXF
15 6 (4.44%) AngularJS
15 6 (4.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.19%) Interactive TV
2 6 (4.44%) Video on Demand
3 5 (3.70%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.96%) Fintech
4 4 (2.96%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.22%) MHEG
5 3 (2.22%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.48%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.48%) iPad
6 2 (1.48%) NHS
7 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.74%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.74%) EPoS
7 1 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.74%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.81%) Linux
2 13 (9.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (6.67%) Windows
4 7 (5.19%) Android
5 4 (2.96%) Unix
6 3 (2.22%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.48%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.48%) Kali Linux
7 2 (1.48%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.48%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.74%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (58.52%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (49.63%) TDD
3 42 (31.11%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (25.93%) Scrum
5 34 (25.19%) BDD
6 31 (22.96%) Unit Testing
7 29 (21.48%) Open Source
8 28 (20.74%) DevOps
9 27 (20.00%) Software Engineering
10 24 (17.78%) Mentoring
11 20 (14.81%) Kanban
11 20 (14.81%) Software Testing
12 18 (13.33%) User Stories
13 17 (12.59%) Coaching
13 17 (12.59%) SDLC
14 16 (11.85%) Microservices
15 15 (11.11%) Web Development
16 13 (9.63%) OO
17 12 (8.89%) Refactoring
18 11 (8.15%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 51 (37.78%) JavaScript
2 48 (35.56%) Java
3 37 (27.41%) SQL
4 23 (17.04%) C#
5 12 (8.89%) Python
6 9 (6.67%) C
6 9 (6.67%) C++
7 5 (3.70%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.96%) Ruby
8 4 (2.96%) Scala
9 3 (2.22%) Go
9 3 (2.22%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.48%) R
10 2 (1.48%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.74%) Perl
11 1 (0.74%) PHP
11 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.74%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.74%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (8.89%) PMI Certification
1 12 (8.89%) PMP
2 5 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 5 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.96%) Degree
3 4 (2.96%) ISEB
4 3 (2.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.74%) CCNA
6 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.74%) MCSE
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (16.30%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.74%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (3.70%) Docker
2 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (5.93%) Ansible
2 5 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.70%) Puppet
3 3 (2.22%) Kibana
3 3 (2.22%) logstash
3 3 (2.22%) Mesos
4 2 (1.48%) Nessus
4 2 (1.48%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.74%) Salt
5 1 (0.74%) Terraform
5 1 (0.74%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 7 (5.19%) Oracle
2 6 (4.44%) Google
2 6 (4.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.44%) Pega
2 6 (4.44%) Red Hat
3 5 (3.70%) SAP
3 5 (3.70%) Splunk
4 4 (2.96%) Perforce
5 3 (2.22%) OpenTV
6 2 (1.48%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.48%) Imperva
6 2 (1.48%) Rapid7
6 2 (1.48%) VMware
7 1 (0.74%) Cisco
7 1 (0.74%) IBM
7 1 (0.74%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.74%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.74%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.74%) Wonderware
7 1 (0.74%) WSO2