Period
to 16 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Salford 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 16 October 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
Manchester > Salford
6 months to
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 12 8
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 3.74% 12.24% 15.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.21% 13.48% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 9
Salford median daily rate £406 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £375 £334 £263
90th Percentile £436 £456 £488
Manchester median daily rate £375 £395 £375
% change year-on-year -5.06% +5.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Salford median hourly rate - - -
Manchester median hourly rate £37.50 £29.53 £30.75
% change year-on-year +27.01% -3.98% +146.00%

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 Salford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Salford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 95 89 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 88.79% 90.82% 86.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 68 42
Salford median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £286 £211 £214
90th Percentile £579 £724 £488
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 6
Salford median hourly rate £14.67 £19.25 £16.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.82% +17.36% -16.42%
10th Percentile £11.33 £15.73 £13.57
90th Percentile £20.72 £23.78 £19.25
Manchester median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year +16.13% -19.48% +27.27%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Salford

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Salford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Salford

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 Salford region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (100.00%) Node.js
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) SMS
2 3 (75.00%) HTTP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) JSON
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) Line Management
4 1 (25.00%) Use Case
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (25.00%) FFmpeg
4 1 (25.00%) GitHub
4 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Kanban
4 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) GStreamer
4 1 (25.00%) Hudson

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Salford 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
1 3 (75.00%) HTTP
1 3 (75.00%) SMS
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Hudson
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) Node.js
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) FFmpeg
4 1 (25.00%) GStreamer
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Line Management
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) Kanban
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Use Case
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA