The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
North West / Cheshire
Rank 37 65 68
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +3
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 10 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.00% 1.69% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 2.04% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 1
Median daily rate £383 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £44.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+27.10% +35.60%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
403 785 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.60% 83.16% 80.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 489 387
Median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 34 34
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.44% -45.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cheshire region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cheshire region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield +6 6 £381 -23.75%
Warrington +27 2 £450 +20.00% 1
Chester - 1 £315 - 1
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Scrum
2 8 (50.00%) HTML
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) High Availability
3 7 (43.75%) Puppet
3 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (43.75%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
3 7 (43.75%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (43.75%) DevOps
3 7 (43.75%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (43.75%) JSON
4 6 (37.50%) Selenium
4 6 (37.50%) YAML
4 6 (37.50%) Python
4 6 (37.50%) Perl
4 6 (37.50%) AWS Certification
4 6 (37.50%) boto
4 6 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (31.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (31.25%) Salt
5 5 (31.25%) Amazon S3
5 5 (31.25%) XML
6 4 (25.00%) VPN
6 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (25.00%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (25.00%) Docker
6 4 (25.00%) Amazon Redshift

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (18.75%) CMS
2 2 (12.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Confluence
3 1 (6.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (43.75%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (31.25%) Amazon S3
2 5 (31.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (25.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (25.00%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (25.00%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (25.00%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (25.00%) AWS CloudTrail
3 4 (25.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (25.00%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
2 6 (37.50%) Selenium
3 3 (18.75%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
4 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.25%) JMeter
4 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
4 1 (6.25%) LoadUI
4 1 (6.25%) MSBuild
4 1 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (18.75%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) AWS Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Automation Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Junior
3 2 (12.50%) Junior Automation Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Junior Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Web Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Web Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Web Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Website Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Website Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) HTML
2 7 (43.75%) JSON
3 6 (37.50%) boto
3 6 (37.50%) YAML
4 5 (31.25%) XML
5 3 (18.75%) Web Services
6 2 (12.50%) .NET
6 2 (12.50%) Ajax
6 2 (12.50%) CSS
6 2 (12.50%) CSS3
6 2 (12.50%) DOM
6 2 (12.50%) HTML5
6 2 (12.50%) jQuery
6 2 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (12.50%) XHTML
7 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
7 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 2 (12.50%) Web 2.0
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) High Availability
2 8 (50.00%) Scrum
3 7 (43.75%) DevOps
4 3 (18.75%) Content Management
4 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 2 (12.50%) Data Security
5 2 (12.50%) Front End Development
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) QA Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (12.50%) SEO
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Workflow
6 1 (6.25%) Analytics
6 1 (6.25%) BDD
6 1 (6.25%) Case Management
6 1 (6.25%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (6.25%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Perl
1 6 (37.50%) Python
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (6.25%) ANSI SQL
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) AWS Certification
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) HND
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (43.75%) Puppet
2 5 (31.25%) Salt
3 4 (25.00%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (25.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Adobe