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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 54 69 67
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 16 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.05% 0.72% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 0.85% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 2
Median daily rate £425 £365 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +26.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £292 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £387 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -16.16%
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
656 819 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.99% 83.66% 75.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 497 314
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 29 32
Median hourly rate £62.50 £33.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.39% -2.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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 July 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 +6 11 £425 +16.04%
Chester -6 2 £450 +45.16%
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 63 (68.48%) Microsoft
2 62 (67.39%) Software Engineering
3 59 (64.13%) Windows
4 48 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (41.30%) MS Excel
7 36 (39.13%) TDD
8 35 (38.04%) DevOps
9 34 (36.96%) PowerShell
9 34 (36.96%) Java
10 33 (35.87%) Migration
10 33 (35.87%) Security Cleared
10 33 (35.87%) Team Foundation Server
11 32 (34.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 32 (34.78%) Windows Server
11 32 (34.78%) .NET
12 31 (33.70%) Code Coverage
13 30 (32.61%) Active Directory
13 30 (32.61%) SCCM
13 30 (32.61%) SCOM
14 27 (29.35%) SC Cleared
14 27 (29.35%) Degree
14 27 (29.35%) SpecFlow
15 26 (28.26%) TestComplete
16 20 (21.74%) Data Migration
17 19 (20.65%) Finance
18 18 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
18 18 (19.57%) VMware
18 18 (19.57%) Skype
18 18 (19.57%) Skype for Business

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 (19.57%) Skype for Business
2 17 (18.48%) SharePoint
2 17 (18.48%) SharePoint 2013
3 15 (16.30%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.17%) Apache
4 2 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.17%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.09%) Confluence
5 1 (1.09%) JBoss
5 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 38 (41.30%) MS Excel
2 12 (13.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) GitHub
2 2 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.17%) Engine Yard
2 2 (2.17%) Heroku
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.09%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (19.57%) Skype
2 3 (3.26%) SAN
3 2 (2.17%) DHCP
3 2 (2.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (3.26%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.17%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 33 (35.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (29.35%) SpecFlow
3 26 (28.26%) TestComplete
4 11 (11.96%) Git (software)
5 10 (10.87%) Jenkins
6 9 (9.78%) Gradle
7 7 (7.61%) TeamCity
8 5 (5.43%) JIRA
8 5 (5.43%) Vagrant
9 4 (4.35%) Cucumber
10 3 (3.26%) Selenium
11 2 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (2.17%) Bitbucket
11 2 (2.17%) CMake
11 2 (2.17%) InstallShield
11 2 (2.17%) JUnit
11 2 (2.17%) Mercurial
11 2 (2.17%) TestNG
11 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
11 2 (2.17%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (20.65%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Banking
3 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (23.91%) Consultant
2 20 (21.74%) DevOps Consultant
3 17 (18.48%) Architect
4 15 (16.30%) Integration Consultant
5 14 (15.22%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (9.78%) Designer
7 6 (6.52%) Test Manager
8 5 (5.43%) Developer
8 5 (5.43%) Integration Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.35%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.35%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Agile .NET Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Agile Java Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Data Centre Manager
9 4 (4.35%) Java Consultant
9 4 (4.35%) Java Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Java Software Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (34.78%) .NET
2 2 (2.17%) Apache POI
2 2 (2.17%) MCollective
2 2 (2.17%) Web Services
3 1 (1.09%) Akka
3 1 (1.09%) CSS
3 1 (1.09%) CSS3
3 1 (1.09%) HTML
3 1 (1.09%) HTML5
3 1 (1.09%) jQuery
3 1 (1.09%) JSON
3 1 (1.09%) OSGi
3 1 (1.09%) RESTful
3 1 (1.09%) Spring
3 1 (1.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Virtual Team
2 4 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.17%) Clustering
3 2 (2.17%) Device Driver
3 2 (2.17%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.17%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 59 (64.13%) Windows
2 32 (34.78%) Windows Server
2 32 (34.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (14.13%) Windows 10
4 10 (10.87%) Linux
5 2 (2.17%) CentOS
5 2 (2.17%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.17%) Unix
6 1 (1.09%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (67.39%) Software Engineering
2 48 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (39.13%) TDD
5 35 (38.04%) DevOps
6 33 (35.87%) Migration
7 31 (33.70%) Code Coverage
8 20 (21.74%) Data Migration
9 11 (11.96%) Configuration Management
10 6 (6.52%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
11 5 (5.43%) Identity Access Management
11 5 (5.43%) Identity Management
12 4 (4.35%) BDD
12 4 (4.35%) Records Management
12 4 (4.35%) SDLC
13 3 (3.26%) Application Packaging
13 3 (3.26%) Automation Testing
13 3 (3.26%) Scrum
14 2 (2.17%) Integration Testing
14 2 (2.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (36.96%) Java
1 34 (36.96%) PowerShell
2 11 (11.96%) Python
2 11 (11.96%) Ruby
3 7 (7.61%) SQL
4 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.17%) C#
4 2 (2.17%) C++
5 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (35.87%) Security Cleared
2 27 (29.35%) Degree
2 27 (29.35%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.70%) CCEA
3 8 (8.70%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.17%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 30 (32.61%) Active Directory
2 18 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.78%) vSphere
4 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 30 (32.61%) SCCM
1 30 (32.61%) SCOM
2 12 (13.04%) Puppet
3 11 (11.96%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.17%) Ansible
5 2 (2.17%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (2.17%) Cobbler
5 2 (2.17%) Nagios
6 1 (1.09%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.09%) vRealize
Vendors
1 63 (68.48%) Microsoft
2 18 (19.57%) VMware
3 8 (8.70%) Citrix
4 3 (3.26%) BMC
4 3 (3.26%) NetApp
5 2 (2.17%) Cisco
5 2 (2.17%) IBM
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle
5 2 (2.17%) Rally
5 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.09%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.09%) Remedy
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago