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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank - 70 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.41% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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
608 759 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.95% 77.13% 69.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 348 310
Average daily rate £385 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 45 29
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.81 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.41% -2.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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
Chester - - - - 2
Crewe - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Northwich - - - - 1
Warrington - - - - 2
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (100.00%) Release Management
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (100.00%) MSTest
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) IVR
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (100.00%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Release Management
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
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