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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 67 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.85% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate £379 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
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
769 614 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.46% 79.64% 78.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 377 351
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £530 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 46
Average hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.67 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 3 £400 - 1
Knutsford - 2 £391 - 2
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) TDD
3 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (40.91%) SQL
4 8 (36.36%) JSON
5 7 (31.82%) Selenium
5 7 (31.82%) .NET
5 7 (31.82%) XML
6 5 (22.73%) C#
6 5 (22.73%) SOAP
6 5 (22.73%) Web Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Kanban
6 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
6 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
6 5 (22.73%) Cucumber
6 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
6 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
7 4 (18.18%) REST
7 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
7 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
7 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
7 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 4 (18.18%) SDLC
7 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
7 4 (18.18%) QA
7 4 (18.18%) Java
7 4 (18.18%) Finance
8 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
8 3 (13.64%) ISEB
8 3 (13.64%) HTML

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (13.64%) JBoss
1 3 (13.64%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.09%) CICS
2 2 (9.09%) Node.js
2 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.55%) Apache
3 1 (4.55%) nginx
3 1 (4.55%) OpenStack
3 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) IaaS
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
2 3 (13.64%) DB2
2 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
3 2 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (9.09%) Redis
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Selenium
2 5 (22.73%) Cucumber
3 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 3 (13.64%) JIRA
4 3 (13.64%) WATIR
5 2 (9.09%) Appium
5 2 (9.09%) Calabash
5 2 (9.09%) ClearCase
5 2 (9.09%) Mocha
5 2 (9.09%) Subversion
5 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
6 1 (4.55%) FishEye
6 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
6 1 (4.55%) JUnit
6 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Games
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Designer
4 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) UX Designer
5 1 (4.55%) C++ Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) iOS Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) JSON
2 7 (31.82%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) XML
3 5 (22.73%) SOAP
4 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
4 4 (18.18%) REST
5 3 (13.64%) CSS
5 3 (13.64%) HTML
5 3 (13.64%) J2EE
5 3 (13.64%) Struts
5 3 (13.64%) XSLT
6 2 (9.09%) EJB
6 2 (9.09%) Hibernate
6 2 (9.09%) JMS
6 2 (9.09%) JSP
6 2 (9.09%) RESTful
6 2 (9.09%) Servlets
6 2 (9.09%) WCF
6 2 (9.09%) Web Services
6 2 (9.09%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 2 (9.09%) PMI
2 2 (9.09%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Android
1 3 (13.64%) Apple iOS
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) TDD
3 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (22.73%) Kanban
4 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
4 5 (22.73%) Web Testing
5 4 (18.18%) SDLC
5 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 3 (13.64%) Android Development
6 3 (13.64%) BDD
6 3 (13.64%) iOS Development
6 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Mobile Development
6 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Scrum
6 3 (13.64%) System Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Pair Programming
7 2 (9.09%) Project Management
7 2 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) C#
2 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
3 4 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (9.09%) ANSI SQL
4 2 (9.09%) Assembly Language
4 2 (9.09%) C++
4 2 (9.09%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISEB
1 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.55%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) KVM
1 1 (4.55%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.55%) logstash
1 1 (4.55%) Nagios
1 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.55%) Puppet
1 1 (4.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Chordiant
2 2 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) Apigee
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Rally
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.55%) Sun
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
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