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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 67 63 68
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 1 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 1.41% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 1.66% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 0
Median daily rate £425 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £359 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.92% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £42.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+22.35% -46.87%
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
625 901 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.56% 84.52% 76.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 584 344
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £324 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 29 34
Median hourly rate £21.05 £17.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.25% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £15.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.53 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.26% +26.36%

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -7 1 £425 +14.86%
Automated Testing
North West

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (52.94%) Talend Open Studio
3 9 (52.94%) Talend
3 9 (52.94%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (52.94%) Scrum
3 9 (52.94%) Java
3 9 (52.94%) MySQL
3 9 (52.94%) Data Modelling
3 9 (52.94%) ETL
3 9 (52.94%) Continuous Deployment
4 8 (47.06%) SOA
4 8 (47.06%) Data Integration
4 8 (47.06%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (41.18%) Amazon S3
5 7 (41.18%) Star Schema
5 7 (41.18%) Finance
5 7 (41.18%) ERwin
5 7 (41.18%) Amazon Redshift
5 7 (41.18%) Docker
5 7 (41.18%) Mentoring
5 7 (41.18%) Amazon Kinesis
5 7 (41.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (23.53%) Infor
6 4 (23.53%) SAP MDM
6 4 (23.53%) DRM
6 4 (23.53%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (23.53%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (23.53%) OO
6 4 (23.53%) Oracle

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (41.18%) Amazon Kinesis
2 7 (41.18%) Amazon S3
2 7 (41.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (23.53%) Veeva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) MySQL
1 9 (52.94%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (41.18%) Amazon Redshift
2 7 (41.18%) Star Schema
3 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Talend Open Studio
2 7 (41.18%) ERwin
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (17.65%) Games
4 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) ETL Developer
3 7 (41.18%) Senior Developer
4 6 (35.29%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
4 6 (35.29%) Senior ETL Developer
5 5 (29.41%) Talend Developer
6 3 (17.65%) C# Developer
6 3 (17.65%) C# WPF Developer
6 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
6 3 (17.65%) WPF Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Database Developer
7 1 (5.88%) IT Finance Manager
7 1 (5.88%) IT Manager
7 1 (5.88%) Java Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Java Technical Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Database Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
2 3 (17.65%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (17.65%) Unity DI Container
2 3 (17.65%) WPF
3 1 (5.88%) JSON
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Data Integration
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (52.94%) Continuous Deployment
3 9 (52.94%) Data Modelling
3 9 (52.94%) ETL
3 9 (52.94%) Scrum
4 8 (47.06%) SOA
5 7 (41.18%) Mentoring
6 4 (23.53%) DRM
6 4 (23.53%) OO
7 3 (17.65%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (17.65%) MVVM
7 3 (17.65%) OOP
7 3 (17.65%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Use Case
8 2 (11.76%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 2 (11.76%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (11.76%) Test Management
8 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
2 3 (17.65%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) C++
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Talend
2 4 (23.53%) Concur
2 4 (23.53%) Infor
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (23.53%) SAP