Period
to 25 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Manager was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 25 June 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Automation Test Manager
England > North West
6 months to
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 193 214 -
Rank change year-on-year +21 - +215
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Manager 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.077% 0.034% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.036% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median daily rate - £363 -
England median daily rate £525 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 4,885 5,612 5,196
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.54% 94.96% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,148 3,481 3,148
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £249 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 311 286
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -11.39% -1.25%
10th Percentile £12.40 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.25 £51.25 £50.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.95% - -4.64%

Test Automation Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Test Automation Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Manager in the North West

Test Automation Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation Manager in the North West

Test Automation Manager
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Manager within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 June 2019. 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
Manchester +22 4 - - 1
Test Automation Manager
England

Test Automation Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, Test Automation Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring Test Automation Manager in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) Maven
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Law
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) JUnit
3 2 (50.00%) OOP
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) System Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (50.00%) TestNG
3 2 (50.00%) GDPR
3 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (50.00%) HP ALM
3 2 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (50.00%) Deployment Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Confluence
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing

Test Automation Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (50.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Appium
2 2 (50.00%) Gradle
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) JUnit
2 2 (50.00%) Maven
2 2 (50.00%) TestNG
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) MVS
1 1 (25.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (50.00%) Deployment Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) OOP
2 2 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Micro Focus