Period
to 20 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 20 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 38 31
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7 +23
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 137 164 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.66% 4.68% 4.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.74% 5.58% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 104 101
Manchester median daily rate £400 £419 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.48% +19.64% +7.69%
10th Percentile £285 £277 £263
90th Percentile £600 £520 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year - +5.96% +7.86%
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 2387 2940 3052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.27% 83.95% 80.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1521 1873 1811
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 56 78
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -21.79% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.54 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.30 £40.00 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%

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 20 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 20 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 15 £438 +2.94% 3
Bolton +1 7 £300 +4.35% 1
Salford -8 3 £400 -6.16% 3
Oldham -1 1 - -
Test Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 20 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 80 (58.39%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (50.36%) TDD
3 52 (37.96%) JavaScript
4 48 (35.04%) Java
5 43 (31.39%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (31.39%) Git (software)
6 37 (27.01%) SQL
6 37 (27.01%) Scrum
7 35 (25.55%) BDD
7 35 (25.55%) Node.js
8 32 (23.36%) Unit Testing
9 31 (22.63%) .NET
10 30 (21.90%) Open Source
10 30 (21.90%) JIRA
10 30 (21.90%) DevOps
11 29 (21.17%) CSS
12 27 (19.71%) Software Engineering
13 25 (18.25%) Jenkins
14 24 (17.52%) Mentoring
14 24 (17.52%) C#
15 22 (16.06%) QA
15 22 (16.06%) Kanban
16 21 (15.33%) Selenium
16 21 (15.33%) HTML
16 21 (15.33%) Finance
17 20 (14.60%) Linux
17 20 (14.60%) Software Testing
17 20 (14.60%) NoSQL
18 19 (13.87%) MongoDB
18 19 (13.87%) User Stories

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 (13.14%) Confluence
2 11 (8.03%) Apache
3 6 (4.38%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.19%) Drupal
4 3 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.46%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.73%) ArchestrA
6 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.73%) CMS
6 1 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.73%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.73%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.76%) Slack
2 11 (8.03%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (8.03%) npm
3 10 (7.30%) GitHub
4 8 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (2.19%) Google Analytics
5 3 (2.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.19%) PaaS
6 1 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.73%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.73%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.73%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.73%) Office 365
6 1 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.92%) HTTP
2 3 (2.19%) SMS
3 2 (1.46%) DNS
3 2 (1.46%) NAS
4 1 (0.73%) Broadband
4 1 (0.73%) Firewall
4 1 (0.73%) Internet
4 1 (0.73%) Intranet
4 1 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.73%) SSH
4 1 (0.73%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.60%) NoSQL
2 19 (13.87%) MongoDB
3 17 (12.41%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (11.68%) MySQL
5 11 (8.03%) SQL Server
6 8 (5.84%) Hadoop
6 8 (5.84%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.92%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.92%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.19%) Big Data
9 1 (0.73%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 43 (31.39%) Git (software)
2 30 (21.90%) JIRA
3 25 (18.25%) Jenkins
4 21 (15.33%) Selenium
5 17 (12.41%) Cucumber
6 12 (8.76%) JUnit
7 8 (5.84%) Gradle
8 7 (5.11%) gulp
9 6 (4.38%) Hudson
9 6 (4.38%) SoapUI
10 5 (3.65%) Bitbucket
10 5 (3.65%) Subversion
11 4 (2.92%) Jasmine
11 4 (2.92%) JMeter
11 4 (2.92%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.92%) WebDriver
12 3 (2.19%) Eclipse
12 3 (2.19%) JProfiler
12 3 (2.19%) Mercurial
12 3 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (15.33%) Finance
2 11 (8.03%) Games
3 8 (5.84%) Banking
4 6 (4.38%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.65%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.92%) Electronics
6 4 (2.92%) Marketing
7 2 (1.46%) Back Office
7 2 (1.46%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.46%) Online Betting
7 2 (1.46%) Retail
8 1 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 62 (45.26%) Developer
2 19 (13.87%) Java Developer
3 16 (11.68%) .NET Developer
3 16 (11.68%) Analyst
3 16 (11.68%) Test Analyst
4 15 (10.95%) Tester
5 14 (10.22%) C# Developer
5 14 (10.22%) Web Developer
6 13 (9.49%) Scrum Master
7 12 (8.76%) Agile Scrum Master
7 12 (8.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 11 (8.03%) Software Engineer
9 9 (6.57%) .NET Web Developer
9 9 (6.57%) Java Engineer
9 9 (6.57%) JavaScript Developer
10 8 (5.84%) Automation Test Analyst
10 8 (5.84%) C# Web Developer
10 8 (5.84%) Senior Software Engineer
10 8 (5.84%) Software Developer
11 7 (5.11%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (25.55%) Node.js
2 31 (22.63%) .NET
3 29 (21.17%) CSS
4 21 (15.33%) HTML
5 18 (13.14%) REST
6 16 (11.68%) ASP.NET
7 14 (10.22%) HTML5
7 14 (10.22%) Web Services
8 12 (8.76%) Sass
8 12 (8.76%) Velocity
9 11 (8.03%) Express
9 11 (8.03%) jQuery
10 10 (7.30%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (7.30%) CSS3
11 8 (5.84%) Apache Camel
11 8 (5.84%) Apache CXF
11 8 (5.84%) Spring
12 7 (5.11%) .NET Core
12 7 (5.11%) AngularJS
13 6 (4.38%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.11%) Interactive TV
2 6 (4.38%) Video on Demand
2 6 (4.38%) Virtual Team
3 4 (2.92%) Fintech
3 4 (2.92%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.19%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.19%) MHEG
4 3 (2.19%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.46%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.46%) iPad
5 2 (1.46%) NHS
6 1 (0.73%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.73%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.73%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.73%) EPoS
6 1 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.73%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.60%) Linux
2 13 (9.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (6.57%) Windows
4 7 (5.11%) Android
5 4 (2.92%) Unix
6 3 (2.19%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.46%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.46%) Kali Linux
7 2 (1.46%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.46%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.73%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (58.39%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (50.36%) TDD
3 43 (31.39%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (27.01%) Scrum
5 35 (25.55%) BDD
6 32 (23.36%) Unit Testing
7 30 (21.90%) DevOps
7 30 (21.90%) Open Source
8 27 (19.71%) Software Engineering
9 24 (17.52%) Mentoring
10 22 (16.06%) Kanban
11 20 (14.60%) Software Testing
12 19 (13.87%) User Stories
13 17 (12.41%) Coaching
13 17 (12.41%) SDLC
14 16 (11.68%) Microservices
15 15 (10.95%) Web Development
16 13 (9.49%) OO
16 13 (9.49%) Refactoring
17 12 (8.76%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 52 (37.96%) JavaScript
2 48 (35.04%) Java
3 37 (27.01%) SQL
4 24 (17.52%) C#
5 12 (8.76%) Python
6 9 (6.57%) C
6 9 (6.57%) C++
7 5 (3.65%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.92%) Ruby
8 4 (2.92%) Scala
9 3 (2.19%) Go
9 3 (2.19%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.46%) R
10 2 (1.46%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.73%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.73%) Perl
11 1 (0.73%) PHP
11 1 (0.73%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.73%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.73%) XAML
Qualifications
1 13 (9.49%) PMI Certification
1 13 (9.49%) PMP
2 5 (3.65%) SC Cleared
2 5 (3.65%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.92%) Degree
3 4 (2.92%) ISEB
4 3 (2.19%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.73%) CCNA
6 1 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.73%) MCSE
6 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (16.06%) QA
2 1 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.73%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (3.65%) Docker
2 1 (0.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (5.84%) Ansible
2 5 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.65%) Puppet
3 3 (2.19%) Kibana
3 3 (2.19%) logstash
3 3 (2.19%) Mesos
4 2 (1.46%) Nessus
4 2 (1.46%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.73%) Salt
5 1 (0.73%) Terraform
5 1 (0.73%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 7 (5.11%) Oracle
2 6 (4.38%) Google
2 6 (4.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.38%) Pega
2 6 (4.38%) Red Hat
3 5 (3.65%) SAP
3 5 (3.65%) Splunk
4 4 (2.92%) Perforce
5 3 (2.19%) OpenTV
6 2 (1.46%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.46%) Imperva
6 2 (1.46%) Rapid7
6 2 (1.46%) VMware
7 1 (0.73%) Cisco
7 1 (0.73%) IBM
7 1 (0.73%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.73%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.73%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.73%) Wonderware
7 1 (0.73%) WSO2