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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 63 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 15 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.38% 0.25% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 0.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £80.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-46.87% +131.88%
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
898 592 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.76% 74.09% 75.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 312 304
Average daily rate £425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 40
Average hourly rate £17.42 £31.56 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.81% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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
Warrington -12 7 £400 - 2
Chester - 5 £370 - 2
Knutsford - 1 £475 -
Wilmslow - 1 £575 -
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (59.26%) Mobile App
3 10 (37.04%) Cucumber
4 8 (29.63%) Apple iOS
4 8 (29.63%) HTML
4 8 (29.63%) Android
5 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
5 7 (25.93%) Android Development
5 7 (25.93%) iOS Development
6 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
6 6 (22.22%) MongoDB
6 6 (22.22%) JSON
6 6 (22.22%) CSS
6 6 (22.22%) Finance
6 6 (22.22%) E-Commerce
6 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
7 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
7 5 (18.52%) Degree
7 5 (18.52%) Rapid Prototyping
7 5 (18.52%) User Experience
7 5 (18.52%) Appium
8 4 (14.81%) SDLC
8 4 (14.81%) RESTful
8 4 (14.81%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (14.81%) Mocha
8 4 (14.81%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (14.81%) Calabash
8 4 (14.81%) Node.js
8 4 (14.81%) Redis

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 4 (14.81%) Node.js
2 2 (7.41%) OpenStack
2 2 (7.41%) Apache
2 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
2 2 (7.41%) nginx
3 1 (3.70%) JBoss
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 4 (14.81%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (14.81%) Redis
3 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Cucumber
2 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 5 (18.52%) Appium
4 4 (14.81%) Calabash
4 4 (14.81%) Mocha
5 3 (11.11%) TeamCity
6 2 (7.41%) JIRA
7 1 (3.70%) Selenium
7 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.70%) JUnit
7 1 (3.70%) FishEye
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) UX Designer
2 5 (18.52%) Designer
3 4 (14.81%) Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Android Developer
4 3 (11.11%) iOS Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Web Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Software Tester
5 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Tester
6 1 (3.70%) UAT Tester
6 1 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Head of Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Mobile Tester
6 1 (3.70%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) HTML
2 6 (22.22%) JSON
2 6 (22.22%) CSS
3 4 (14.81%) RESTful
4 2 (7.41%) Android SDK
4 2 (7.41%) Servlets
5 1 (3.70%) Struts
5 1 (3.70%) J2ME
5 1 (3.70%) Spring
5 1 (3.70%) jQuery
5 1 (3.70%) J2EE
5 1 (3.70%) HTML5
5 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (59.26%) Mobile App
2 5 (18.52%) User Experience
3 2 (7.41%) iPhone
3 2 (7.41%) iPad
3 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Android
1 8 (29.63%) Apple iOS
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) UNIX
3 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (25.93%) Android Development
2 7 (25.93%) iOS Development
3 6 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 5 (18.52%) Rapid Prototyping
5 4 (14.81%) Mobile Application Development
5 4 (14.81%) SDLC
5 4 (14.81%) TDD
5 4 (14.81%) Pair Programming
5 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Scrum
6 3 (11.11%) Requirements Management
6 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (7.41%) Coaching
7 2 (7.41%) Open Source
7 2 (7.41%) ITIL
7 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
7 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) Objective-C
3 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.41%) Python
3 2 (7.41%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (7.41%) vCloud
1 2 (7.41%) QEMU
1 2 (7.41%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Nagios
1 2 (7.41%) ZABBIX
1 2 (7.41%) Puppet
1 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (7.41%) logstash
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Apigee
2 2 (7.41%) Apple
2 2 (7.41%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) JD Edwards
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