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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
North West / Cheshire
Rank 43 66 68
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.82% 0.79% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.99% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
Median daily rate £336 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.88% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +41.84%

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
382 708 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 78.76% 79.46% 80.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 459 343
Median daily rate £400 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 31
Median hourly rate £20.33 £22.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.64% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 January 2017. 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 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 - 2 £313 -
Warrington +18 1 £450 -26.53%
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 14 (87.50%) Java
1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 13 (81.25%) jQuery
2 13 (81.25%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (81.25%) Kanban
2 13 (81.25%) Web Development
2 13 (81.25%) JSON
2 13 (81.25%) RESTful
2 13 (81.25%) Dependency Injection
2 13 (81.25%) HTML5
2 13 (81.25%) Cucumber
2 13 (81.25%) CSS3
2 13 (81.25%) Responsive Web Design
2 13 (81.25%) SDLC
2 13 (81.25%) JavaScript
2 13 (81.25%) CSS
2 13 (81.25%) Configuration Management
2 13 (81.25%) HTML
2 13 (81.25%) Scrum
2 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) TDD
2 13 (81.25%) Pair Programming
2 13 (81.25%) Spring
3 12 (75.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 12 (75.00%) Technical Architecture
3 12 (75.00%) ATG
3 12 (75.00%) CMS
3 12 (75.00%) Content Management
3 12 (75.00%) E-Commerce
3 12 (75.00%) Dropwizard

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 12 (75.00%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) JBoss
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 13 (81.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) Ant
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) Gradle
3 1 (6.25%) Maven
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%) Java Team Leader
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
3 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) CSS
1 13 (81.25%) CSS3
1 13 (81.25%) HTML
1 13 (81.25%) HTML5
1 13 (81.25%) jQuery
1 13 (81.25%) JSON
1 13 (81.25%) RESTful
1 13 (81.25%) Spring
2 12 (75.00%) AngularJS
2 12 (75.00%) Dropwizard
3 1 (6.25%) Akka
3 1 (6.25%) OSGi
3 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (81.25%) Configuration Management
1 13 (81.25%) Continuous Integration
1 13 (81.25%) Dependency Injection
1 13 (81.25%) Kanban
1 13 (81.25%) Pair Programming
1 13 (81.25%) Responsive Web Design
1 13 (81.25%) Scrum
1 13 (81.25%) SDLC
1 13 (81.25%) TDD
1 13 (81.25%) Web Development
2 12 (75.00%) Content Management
2 12 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 12 (75.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 12 (75.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) BDD
3 1 (6.25%) Data Management
3 1 (6.25%) OO
3 1 (6.25%) Refactoring
3 1 (6.25%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) Java
2 13 (81.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) ATG
1 12 (75.00%) hybris
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