The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 58 69 68
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 10 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.33% 0.84% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.00% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 2
Median daily rate £425 £368 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% +3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £298 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £423 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -18.33%
Test Automation
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
623 901 628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.85% 84.52% 76.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 584 339
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 £524 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 29 33
Median hourly rate £21.05 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.25% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £15.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Cheshire region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Knutsford +3 3 £413 +7.49%
Chester -1 2 £450 +45.16%
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 58 (69.05%) Microsoft
2 57 (67.86%) Software Engineering
3 56 (66.67%) Windows
4 46 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (52.38%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (42.86%) Java
7 34 (40.48%) PowerShell
8 33 (39.29%) TDD
8 33 (39.29%) MS Excel
9 32 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (38.10%) DevOps
9 32 (38.10%) Windows Server
10 30 (35.71%) Active Directory
10 30 (35.71%) Security Cleared
10 30 (35.71%) SCCM
10 30 (35.71%) SCOM
11 27 (32.14%) Migration
11 27 (32.14%) .NET
11 27 (32.14%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (30.95%) Code Coverage
13 24 (28.57%) Degree
13 24 (28.57%) SC Cleared
13 24 (28.57%) SpecFlow
14 23 (27.38%) TestComplete
15 22 (26.19%) Continuous Deployment
16 20 (23.81%) Data Migration
17 18 (21.43%) Skype
17 18 (21.43%) Skype for Business
18 17 (20.24%) SharePoint 2013
18 17 (20.24%) VMware Infrastructure

Test Automation
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:

Application Platforms
1 18 (21.43%) Skype for Business
2 17 (20.24%) SharePoint
2 17 (20.24%) SharePoint 2013
3 15 (17.86%) MS Exchange
4 5 (5.95%) CMS
5 2 (2.38%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (2.38%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.19%) Confluence
6 1 (1.19%) JBoss
6 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (39.29%) MS Excel
2 12 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.38%) Engine Yard
1 2 (2.38%) GitHub
1 2 (2.38%) Heroku
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.43%) Skype
2 3 (3.57%) SAN
3 2 (2.38%) DHCP
3 2 (2.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (32.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (28.57%) SpecFlow
3 23 (27.38%) TestComplete
4 10 (11.90%) Git (software)
5 9 (10.71%) Gradle
5 9 (10.71%) Jenkins
6 6 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 6 (7.14%) Selenium
7 5 (5.95%) TeamCity
7 5 (5.95%) Vagrant
8 3 (3.57%) JIRA
9 2 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.38%) Bitbucket
9 2 (2.38%) CMake
9 2 (2.38%) InstallShield
9 2 (2.38%) Mercurial
9 2 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.38%) WiX
10 1 (1.19%) Maven
General
1 15 (17.86%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (25.00%) Consultant
2 19 (22.62%) DevOps Consultant
3 15 (17.86%) Integration Consultant
4 13 (15.48%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (14.29%) Architect
6 10 (11.90%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
6 10 (11.90%) Developer
6 10 (11.90%) Java Developer
7 9 (10.71%) Designer
8 5 (5.95%) Integration Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.76%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Agile .NET Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Agile Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Agile Java Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Java Software Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.57%) Java Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (32.14%) .NET
2 6 (7.14%) CSS
2 6 (7.14%) CSS3
2 6 (7.14%) HTML
2 6 (7.14%) HTML5
2 6 (7.14%) jQuery
2 6 (7.14%) JSON
2 6 (7.14%) RESTful
2 6 (7.14%) Spring
3 5 (5.95%) AngularJS
3 5 (5.95%) Dropwizard
4 2 (2.38%) MCollective
4 2 (2.38%) Web Services
5 1 (1.19%) Akka
5 1 (1.19%) OSGi
5 1 (1.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.14%) Virtual Team
2 2 (2.38%) Clustering
2 2 (2.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.38%) Device Driver
2 2 (2.38%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.38%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 56 (66.67%) Windows
2 32 (38.10%) Windows Server
2 32 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (15.48%) Windows 10
4 10 (11.90%) Linux
5 2 (2.38%) CentOS
5 2 (2.38%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.38%) Unix
6 1 (1.19%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (67.86%) Software Engineering
2 46 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (52.38%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (39.29%) TDD
5 32 (38.10%) DevOps
6 27 (32.14%) Migration
7 26 (30.95%) Code Coverage
8 22 (26.19%) Continuous Deployment
9 20 (23.81%) Data Migration
10 13 (15.48%) Configuration Management
11 8 (9.52%) SDLC
12 7 (8.33%) Scrum
13 6 (7.14%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
13 6 (7.14%) Dependency Injection
13 6 (7.14%) Kanban
13 6 (7.14%) Pair Programming
13 6 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
13 6 (7.14%) Web Development
14 5 (5.95%) E-Commerce
14 5 (5.95%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (42.86%) Java
2 34 (40.48%) PowerShell
3 10 (11.90%) Python
3 10 (11.90%) Ruby
4 7 (8.33%) SQL
5 6 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.38%) C#
6 2 (2.38%) C++
7 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 24 (28.57%) Degree
2 24 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.95%) CCEA
3 5 (5.95%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.38%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.19%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 30 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 17 (20.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.71%) vSphere
4 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.38%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 30 (35.71%) SCCM
1 30 (35.71%) SCOM
2 11 (13.10%) Puppet
3 10 (11.90%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.38%) Ansible
5 2 (2.38%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (2.38%) Cobbler
5 2 (2.38%) Nagios
6 1 (1.19%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.19%) vRealize
Vendors
1 58 (69.05%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.24%) VMware
3 5 (5.95%) ATG
3 5 (5.95%) Citrix
3 5 (5.95%) hybris
4 3 (3.57%) BMC
4 3 (3.57%) NetApp
5 2 (2.38%) Cisco
5 2 (2.38%) IBM
5 2 (2.38%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.19%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.19%) Rally
6 1 (1.19%) Remedy
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago