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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 57 73 61
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 11 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.39% 0.52% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 0.61% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 3
Median daily rate £425 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £330 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £423 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.47% +0.71%
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
679 977 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.84% 85.33% 76.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 671 320
Median daily rate £413 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £602 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 28 41
Median hourly rate £21.02 £17.33 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.30% -38.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 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
Chester +6 1 £475 +41.79% 1
Knutsford +6 1 - -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 33 (80.49%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (78.05%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (70.73%) TDD
4 27 (65.85%) Java
5 24 (58.54%) Microsoft
5 24 (58.54%) Software Engineering
6 21 (51.22%) Windows
6 21 (51.22%) DevOps
7 19 (46.34%) .NET
7 19 (46.34%) Code Coverage
7 19 (46.34%) MS Excel
7 19 (46.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (43.90%) Degree
9 17 (41.46%) Continuous Deployment
10 16 (39.02%) TestComplete
10 16 (39.02%) SpecFlow
11 13 (31.71%) Configuration Management
12 12 (29.27%) SDLC
13 11 (26.83%) Scrum
14 10 (24.39%) Pair Programming
14 10 (24.39%) Spring
14 10 (24.39%) HTML
14 10 (24.39%) JavaScript
14 10 (24.39%) CSS
14 10 (24.39%) Responsive Web Design
14 10 (24.39%) CSS3
14 10 (24.39%) HTML5
14 10 (24.39%) Dependency Injection
14 10 (24.39%) Cucumber
14 10 (24.39%) Kanban

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 9 (21.95%) CMS
2 5 (12.20%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.88%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.88%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.44%) Confluence
4 1 (2.44%) JBoss
4 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (46.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (4.88%) Engine Yard
1 2 (4.88%) GitHub
1 2 (4.88%) Heroku
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 19 (46.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (39.02%) SpecFlow
2 16 (39.02%) TestComplete
3 10 (24.39%) Cucumber
3 10 (24.39%) Selenium
4 8 (19.51%) Git (software)
5 7 (17.07%) Gradle
5 7 (17.07%) Jenkins
6 5 (12.20%) Vagrant
7 3 (7.32%) JIRA
7 3 (7.32%) TeamCity
8 2 (4.88%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (2.44%) Ant
9 1 (2.44%) Maven
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Consultant
2 12 (29.27%) Developer
2 12 (29.27%) DevOps Consultant
2 12 (29.27%) Java Developer
3 11 (26.83%) Integration Consultant
4 9 (21.95%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (19.51%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.32%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Agile Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Agile Java Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Java Software Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Designer
7 2 (4.88%) Java Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Data Migration Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (46.34%) .NET
2 10 (24.39%) CSS
2 10 (24.39%) CSS3
2 10 (24.39%) HTML
2 10 (24.39%) HTML5
2 10 (24.39%) jQuery
2 10 (24.39%) JSON
2 10 (24.39%) RESTful
2 10 (24.39%) Spring
3 9 (21.95%) AngularJS
3 9 (21.95%) Dropwizard
4 2 (4.88%) MCollective
4 2 (4.88%) Web Services
5 1 (2.44%) Akka
5 1 (2.44%) OSGi
5 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Clustering
1 2 (4.88%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (51.22%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Windows Server
2 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (7.32%) Linux
4 2 (4.88%) CentOS
4 2 (4.88%) Ubuntu
4 2 (4.88%) Unix
4 2 (4.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (80.49%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (78.05%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (70.73%) TDD
4 24 (58.54%) Software Engineering
5 21 (51.22%) DevOps
6 19 (46.34%) Code Coverage
7 17 (41.46%) Continuous Deployment
8 13 (31.71%) Configuration Management
9 12 (29.27%) SDLC
10 11 (26.83%) Scrum
11 10 (24.39%) Dependency Injection
11 10 (24.39%) Kanban
11 10 (24.39%) Pair Programming
11 10 (24.39%) Responsive Web Design
11 10 (24.39%) Web Development
12 9 (21.95%) Content Management
12 9 (21.95%) E-Commerce
12 9 (21.95%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (21.95%) Technical Architecture
13 5 (12.20%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 27 (65.85%) Java
2 10 (24.39%) JavaScript
3 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
4 4 (9.76%) SQL
5 3 (7.32%) Python
5 3 (7.32%) Ruby
6 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (43.90%) Degree
2 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) CCEA
3 3 (7.32%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (4.88%) AWS Certification
5 1 (2.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) Puppet
2 5 (12.20%) SCCM
2 5 (12.20%) SCOM
3 3 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.88%) Ansible
4 2 (4.88%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (4.88%) Cobbler
4 2 (4.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (58.54%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.95%) ATG
2 9 (21.95%) hybris
3 4 (9.76%) VMware
4 3 (7.32%) Citrix
5 2 (4.88%) BMC
5 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.44%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.44%) Rally
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