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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 71 66 64
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 12 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.22% 0.76% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.01% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 0
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£313 £306 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £36.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -14.70%
Automated Testing
North West

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
804 597 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.62% 76.05% 75.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 297 229
Average daily rate £401 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 26
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +1 5 £365 +19.18% 2
Warrington - 4 £275 - 3
Crewe - 1 - -
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Mobile App
3 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
3 4 (30.77%) Android
3 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
3 4 (30.77%) JSON
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
4 3 (23.08%) HTML
4 3 (23.08%) Appium
4 3 (23.08%) Android Development
4 3 (23.08%) iOS Development
5 2 (15.38%) KVM
5 2 (15.38%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (15.38%) Calabash
5 2 (15.38%) Node.js
5 2 (15.38%) Redis
5 2 (15.38%) QEMU
5 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
5 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
5 2 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (15.38%) Open Source
5 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
5 2 (15.38%) RESTful
5 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) SQL

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) Node.js
1 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Redis
1 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
1 2 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
2 3 (23.08%) Appium
3 2 (15.38%) Calabash
3 2 (15.38%) Mocha
4 1 (7.69%) JIRA
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium
4 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
4 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Software Tester
3 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Tester
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) UX Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Android Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (7.69%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) JSON
2 3 (23.08%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) RESTful
3 2 (15.38%) Servlets
4 1 (7.69%) J2ME
4 1 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Mobile App
2 2 (15.38%) Open Source
3 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
1 4 (30.77%) Android
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
2 3 (23.08%) Android Development
2 3 (23.08%) iOS Development
3 2 (15.38%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
3 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
3 2 (15.38%) Pair Programming
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Refactoring
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.69%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
1 2 (15.38%) Python
1 2 (15.38%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) KVM
1 2 (15.38%) QEMU
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) JD Edwards
2 1 (7.69%) Apigee
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Posted: 10 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £390 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago