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 23 July 2016 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank - 60 65
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 0 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 1.31% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.57% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 2
Median daily rate - £400 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.67%
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.31 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+48.27% +3.89%
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
644 765 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.31% 83.42% 75.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 457 306
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 30 25
Median hourly rate £62.50 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -21.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (62.96%) Java
4 14 (51.85%) Finance
5 12 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (44.44%) ETL
5 12 (44.44%) MySQL
5 12 (44.44%) Oracle
5 12 (44.44%) Data Modelling
5 12 (44.44%) Scrum
5 12 (44.44%) Talend Open Studio
5 12 (44.44%) Talend
6 11 (40.74%) Data Integration
6 11 (40.74%) SOA
7 10 (37.04%) Star Schema
7 10 (37.04%) ERwin
7 10 (37.04%) Amazon S3
7 10 (37.04%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (37.04%) Amazon Redshift
7 10 (37.04%) Docker
7 10 (37.04%) Mentoring
7 10 (37.04%) Amazon Kinesis
7 10 (37.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 7 (25.93%) Infor
8 7 (25.93%) SAP MDM
8 7 (25.93%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (25.93%) DRM
8 7 (25.93%) SAP
8 7 (25.93%) Veeva
8 7 (25.93%) Concur

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 5 (18.52%) CICS
1 5 (18.52%) JBoss
1 5 (18.52%) WebLogic
1 5 (18.52%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 7 (25.93%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 10 (37.04%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (37.04%) Amazon Kinesis
1 10 (37.04%) Amazon S3
1 10 (37.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 7 (25.93%) Veeva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) MySQL
1 12 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (37.04%) Amazon Redshift
2 10 (37.04%) Star Schema
3 5 (18.52%) DB2
4 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (44.44%) Talend Open Studio
2 10 (37.04%) ERwin
3 5 (18.52%) ClearCase
3 5 (18.52%) Subversion
4 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
4 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.70%) Gatling
5 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.70%) JUnit
5 1 (3.70%) Selenium
General
1 14 (51.85%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (14.81%) Games
4 1 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Developer
2 11 (40.74%) ETL Developer
3 10 (37.04%) Senior Developer
4 9 (33.33%) Senior ETL Developer
5 5 (18.52%) Talend Developer
6 4 (14.81%) C# Developer
7 3 (11.11%) C# WPF Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Test Manager
7 3 (11.11%) WPF Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Architect
8 2 (7.41%) Database Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Designer
8 2 (7.41%) Senior Database Developer
9 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
9 1 (3.70%) C++ Developer
9 1 (3.70%) IT Manager
9 1 (3.70%) Solutions Designer
9 1 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
9 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) XML
2 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) EJB
2 5 (18.52%) Hibernate
2 5 (18.52%) J2EE
2 5 (18.52%) JMS
2 5 (18.52%) JSP
2 5 (18.52%) Servlets
2 5 (18.52%) Struts
2 5 (18.52%) Web Services
2 5 (18.52%) WSDL
2 5 (18.52%) XSD
3 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
3 4 (14.81%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 4 (14.81%) WPF
4 3 (11.11%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (3.70%) HTML
5 1 (3.70%) JSON
5 1 (3.70%) SOAP
5 1 (3.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Data Integration
2 5 (18.52%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (18.52%) Mainframe
2 5 (18.52%) Management Information System
2 5 (18.52%) PMI
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (44.44%) Data Modelling
3 12 (44.44%) ETL
3 12 (44.44%) Scrum
4 11 (40.74%) SOA
5 10 (37.04%) Mentoring
6 7 (25.93%) DRM
7 6 (22.22%) BDD
7 6 (22.22%) TDD
8 5 (18.52%) Agile Project Management
8 5 (18.52%) CMMI
8 5 (18.52%) PRINCE
8 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
8 5 (18.52%) Project Management
8 5 (18.52%) RUP
8 5 (18.52%) SDLC
8 5 (18.52%) Service Management
8 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
9 4 (14.81%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 5 (18.52%) Assembly Language
3 5 (18.52%) C#
3 5 (18.52%) COBOL
3 5 (18.52%) SQL
4 4 (14.81%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) PMI Certification
2 3 (11.11%) Sun Certification
3 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Docker
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Oracle
1 12 (44.44%) Talend
2 7 (25.93%) Concur
2 7 (25.93%) Infor
2 7 (25.93%) Salesforce.com
2 7 (25.93%) SAP
3 5 (18.52%) Chordiant
3 5 (18.52%) IBM
4 3 (11.11%) Sun