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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 51 64 62
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 7 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.07% 0.99% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.24% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 2
Median daily rate £360 £360 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £230 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £670 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +49.12%
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
549 809 611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.94% 80.18% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 562 313
Median daily rate £421 £445 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +12.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £645 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 38
Median hourly rate £19.64 £18.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.12% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 £313 - 1
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 13 (81.25%) Java
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (81.25%) TDD
1 13 (81.25%) Selenium
1 13 (81.25%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (75.00%) Kanban
2 12 (75.00%) jQuery
2 12 (75.00%) JSON
2 12 (75.00%) Spring
2 12 (75.00%) Web Development
2 12 (75.00%) RESTful
2 12 (75.00%) Dependency Injection
2 12 (75.00%) HTML5
2 12 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 12 (75.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 12 (75.00%) Pair Programming
2 12 (75.00%) HTML
2 12 (75.00%) Scrum
2 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (75.00%) CSS
2 12 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 12 (75.00%) CSS3
2 12 (75.00%) SDLC
3 11 (68.75%) Dropwizard
3 11 (68.75%) E-Commerce
3 11 (68.75%) Content Management
3 11 (68.75%) ATG
3 11 (68.75%) CMS
3 11 (68.75%) AngularJS
3 11 (68.75%) hybris

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 11 (68.75%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) JBoss
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (81.25%) Selenium
2 12 (75.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (12.50%) Gradle
4 1 (6.25%) Ant
4 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.25%) Maven
4 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
4 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
4 1 (6.25%) TestComplete
4 1 (6.25%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
1 11 (68.75%) Java Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
3 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) CSS
1 12 (75.00%) CSS3
1 12 (75.00%) HTML
1 12 (75.00%) HTML5
1 12 (75.00%) jQuery
1 12 (75.00%) JSON
1 12 (75.00%) RESTful
1 12 (75.00%) Spring
2 11 (68.75%) AngularJS
2 11 (68.75%) Dropwizard
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) Akka
3 1 (6.25%) OSGi
3 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (81.25%) Continuous Integration
1 13 (81.25%) TDD
2 12 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 12 (75.00%) Dependency Injection
2 12 (75.00%) Kanban
2 12 (75.00%) Pair Programming
2 12 (75.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 12 (75.00%) Scrum
2 12 (75.00%) SDLC
2 12 (75.00%) Web Development
3 11 (68.75%) Content Management
3 11 (68.75%) E-Commerce
3 11 (68.75%) Enterprise Architecture
3 11 (68.75%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Code Coverage
4 1 (6.25%) Data Management
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) OO
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) Java
2 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CCEA
1 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) ATG
1 11 (68.75%) hybris
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft