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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank - 63 62
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 1.00% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.28% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £388 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.57% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £41.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-7.18% +4.37%
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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
816 627 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.51% 78.57% 75.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 297 242
Average daily rate £401 £388 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +10.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £537 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 48 27
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.49 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £56.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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