Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 32 38
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 +24
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 176 139 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.76% 5.19% 4.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.67% 6.36% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 95 96
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% -6.53%
10th Percentile £313 £247 £250
90th Percentile £625 £580 £520
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Manchester median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.28% -
10th Percentile £36.25 £36.25 £27.68
90th Percentile £151.75 £38.75 £35.43
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £42.25
% change year-on-year -3.23% -8.28% -

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 2,640 2,184 3,035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 86.39% 81.58% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,716 1,319 1,814
Manchester median daily rate £400 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £539
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 54 51
Manchester median hourly rate £19.09 £20.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.73% +12.50% +24.14%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £40.80 £43.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £23.20 £32.56 £32.50
% change year-on-year -28.74% +0.17% +30.00%

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 21 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 June 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
Salford +1 7 £438 +7.69% 6
Wigan - 3 £381 -
Stockport -11 2 £350 -0.71% 7
Cheadle - 2 £350 - 3
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 103 (58.52%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (35.80%) TDD
3 56 (31.82%) Selenium
4 55 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 55 (31.25%) Java
5 51 (28.98%) DevOps
6 45 (25.57%) JavaScript
7 44 (25.00%) BDD
7 44 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 43 (24.43%) JIRA
9 39 (22.16%) QA
9 39 (22.16%) Scrum
10 38 (21.59%) C#
11 37 (21.02%) Python
12 34 (19.32%) Web Services
13 33 (18.75%) Puppet
14 32 (18.18%) Finance
15 31 (17.61%) .NET
15 31 (17.61%) Software Engineering
16 30 (17.05%) Linux
17 28 (15.91%) Kubernetes
18 25 (14.20%) Docker
18 25 (14.20%) Confluence
19 24 (13.64%) SQL
20 23 (13.07%) Microservices
21 22 (12.50%) HTML
21 22 (12.50%) CSS
21 22 (12.50%) Kanban
21 22 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
22 21 (11.93%) Git (software)

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 25 (14.20%) Confluence
2 11 (6.25%) Apache
3 7 (3.98%) Apache Spark
4 6 (3.41%) CMS
5 4 (2.27%) Oracle Beehive
5 4 (2.27%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.27%) WildFly
6 3 (1.70%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.14%) Tornado
8 1 (0.57%) Amazon Alexa
8 1 (0.57%) Drupal
8 1 (0.57%) JBoss
8 1 (0.57%) Liferay
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.57%) Orchard CMS
8 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.70%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.70%) Magento
2 1 (0.57%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (9.66%) GitHub
3 10 (5.68%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (3.98%) SaaS
5 5 (2.84%) BrowserStack
6 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.70%) npm
7 3 (1.70%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.14%) Slack
9 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.57%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.57%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.84%) HTTP
2 4 (2.27%) SMS
2 4 (2.27%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.14%) DNS
4 1 (0.57%) DHCP
4 1 (0.57%) FTP
4 1 (0.57%) IPsec
4 1 (0.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.80%) Big Data
2 9 (5.11%) NoSQL
3 8 (4.55%) MySQL
4 7 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.98%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.98%) SQL Server
5 6 (3.41%) RavenDB
6 5 (2.84%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (2.84%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.27%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.27%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.14%) CouchDB
9 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.57%) KDB
10 1 (0.57%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.57%) Riak
10 1 (0.57%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 56 (31.82%) Selenium
2 44 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 43 (24.43%) JIRA
4 21 (11.93%) Git (software)
5 19 (10.80%) JMeter
6 15 (8.52%) Bitbucket
7 14 (7.95%) Cucumber
8 12 (6.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (6.25%) eggPlant
9 11 (6.25%) TeamCity
10 10 (5.68%) Visual Studio
11 9 (5.11%) GitLab
11 9 (5.11%) PyCharm
12 8 (4.55%) Gatling
13 7 (3.98%) SpecFlow
14 6 (3.41%) Jasmine
14 6 (3.41%) Maven
14 6 (3.41%) Ranorex
14 6 (3.41%) SonarQube
14 6 (3.41%) WebDriver
General
1 32 (18.18%) Finance
2 19 (10.80%) Marketing
2 19 (10.80%) Telecoms
3 17 (9.66%) Electronics
3 17 (9.66%) Manufacturing
4 13 (7.39%) Games
5 6 (3.41%) Banking
6 3 (1.70%) Legal
7 2 (1.14%) Law
7 2 (1.14%) Retail
8 1 (0.57%) Automotive
8 1 (0.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 50 (28.41%) Developer
2 31 (17.61%) DevOps Engineer
3 26 (14.77%) Tester
4 20 (11.36%) Automation Tester
5 18 (10.23%) Java Developer
6 16 (9.09%) Analyst
7 14 (7.95%) Software Engineer
7 14 (7.95%) Test Analyst
8 10 (5.68%) Test Engineer
9 9 (5.11%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (5.11%) Consultant
10 8 (4.55%) Scrum Master
10 8 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
11 7 (3.98%) Cloud Software Engineer
11 7 (3.98%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 7 (3.98%) Test Consultant
12 6 (3.41%) Agile Scrum Master
12 6 (3.41%) Automation Test Lead
12 6 (3.41%) Senior DevOps
12 6 (3.41%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (19.32%) Web Services
2 31 (17.61%) .NET
3 22 (12.50%) CSS
3 22 (12.50%) HTML
4 18 (10.23%) jQuery
4 18 (10.23%) RESTful
5 17 (9.66%) REST
6 16 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 16 (9.09%) JSON
7 15 (8.52%) ASP.NET
7 15 (8.52%) HTML5
8 14 (7.95%) Spring Boot
9 13 (7.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 12 (6.82%) SOAP
11 11 (6.25%) Hibernate
11 11 (6.25%) Spring
12 10 (5.68%) WCF
12 10 (5.68%) XML
13 8 (4.55%) CSS3
13 8 (4.55%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.82%) Mobile App
3 10 (5.68%) Linux Command Line
4 9 (5.11%) User Experience
5 5 (2.84%) Semantic Web
6 4 (2.27%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.27%) Web 2.0
7 3 (1.70%) Blog
8 2 (1.14%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.14%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.14%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.14%) NHS
8 2 (1.14%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.14%) Robotics
9 1 (0.57%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 30 (17.05%) Linux
2 11 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (2.84%) Unix
4 4 (2.27%) Android
4 4 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.27%) CentOS
5 2 (1.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (58.52%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (35.80%) TDD
3 55 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 51 (28.98%) DevOps
5 44 (25.00%) BDD
6 39 (22.16%) Scrum
7 31 (17.61%) Software Engineering
8 23 (13.07%) Microservices
9 22 (12.50%) Kanban
10 20 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (11.36%) User Stories
11 19 (10.80%) Test Scripting
12 18 (10.23%) Machine Learning
12 18 (10.23%) Performance Testing
13 17 (9.66%) Digital Marketing
13 17 (9.66%) Programme Management
14 16 (9.09%) Open Source
14 16 (9.09%) Regression Testing
14 16 (9.09%) Unit Testing
14 16 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 55 (31.25%) Java
2 45 (25.57%) JavaScript
3 38 (21.59%) C#
4 37 (21.02%) Python
5 24 (13.64%) SQL
6 9 (5.11%) Go
7 8 (4.55%) Java 8
7 8 (4.55%) PHP
8 7 (3.98%) Ruby
9 6 (3.41%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.84%) Groovy
10 5 (2.84%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.27%) C++
11 4 (2.27%) Scala
11 4 (2.27%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.70%) Java 9
12 3 (1.70%) XPath
13 2 (1.14%) Kotlin
13 2 (1.14%) PHP 5
13 2 (1.14%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 7 (3.98%) ISEB
1 7 (3.98%) ISTQB
1 7 (3.98%) PMI Certification
1 7 (3.98%) PMP
2 6 (3.41%) Degree
3 4 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.70%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.14%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (22.16%) QA
2 7 (3.98%) GCP
3 6 (3.41%) WAI
System Software
1 25 (14.20%) Docker
2 2 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.14%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.57%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 33 (18.75%) Puppet
2 28 (15.91%) Kubernetes
3 21 (11.93%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (11.36%) Ansible
5 7 (3.98%) Terraform
6 5 (2.84%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.14%) Consul
7 2 (1.14%) Kibana
7 2 (1.14%) Packer
8 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.57%) logstash
8 1 (0.57%) Salt
Vendors
1 19 (10.80%) SAP
2 16 (9.09%) Atlassian
3 11 (6.25%) Google
4 9 (5.11%) Oracle
5 6 (3.41%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.84%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.27%) Zend
8 3 (1.70%) Adobe
8 3 (1.70%) Capita
8 3 (1.70%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.14%) CA
10 1 (0.57%) CA Agile Central
10 1 (0.57%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.57%) Pega
10 1 (0.57%) Perforce
10 1 (0.57%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.57%) Splunk
10 1 (0.57%) WorldPay
10 1 (0.57%) WSO2