The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 64 - 69
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.37% - 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% - 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£315 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.75 £33.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+79.69% -16.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
582 568 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 72.57% 73.96% 63.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 249 305
Average daily rate £385 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.55% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 26
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.03 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.93% -9.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.84 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Automated Testing
North West

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
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 31 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Warrington - 2 - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Northwich - - - - 1
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 6 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (50.00%) ETL
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) ISEB
4 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) Release Management
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (25.00%) MSTest
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) Ajax

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (25.00%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Ajax
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (50.00%) ETL
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Release Management
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center