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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 55 70 68
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 26 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.95% 0.52% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.56% 0.63% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 1
Median daily rate £425 £366 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.04% +16.26%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +6.66%
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
731 800 608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.88% 82.47% 77.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 484 317
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 £313 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 30 25
Median hourly rate £62.50 £19.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+221.33% -44.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 30 June 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 +7 17 £425 +16.04%
Warrington - 2 £444 -
Chester - 1 £425 -
Test Automation
North West

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 62 (68.13%) Software Engineering
3 59 (64.84%) Windows
4 47 (51.65%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (49.45%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (41.76%) MS Excel
7 35 (38.46%) TDD
7 35 (38.46%) DevOps
8 34 (37.36%) PowerShell
9 33 (36.26%) Security Cleared
9 33 (36.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 33 (36.26%) Java
9 33 (36.26%) Migration
10 32 (35.16%) .NET
10 32 (35.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 32 (35.16%) Windows Server
11 31 (34.07%) Code Coverage
12 30 (32.97%) Active Directory
12 30 (32.97%) SCCM
12 30 (32.97%) SCOM
13 27 (29.67%) SC Cleared
13 27 (29.67%) Degree
13 27 (29.67%) SpecFlow
14 26 (28.57%) TestComplete
15 20 (21.98%) Data Migration
16 19 (20.88%) Finance
17 18 (19.78%) VMware
17 18 (19.78%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (19.78%) Skype
17 18 (19.78%) 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 (19.78%) Skype for Business
2 17 (18.68%) SharePoint
2 17 (18.68%) SharePoint 2013
3 15 (16.48%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.20%) Apache
4 2 (2.20%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.20%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.10%) Confluence
Applications
1 38 (41.76%) MS Excel
2 12 (13.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) GitHub
2 2 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.20%) Engine Yard
2 2 (2.20%) Heroku
2 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (19.78%) Skype
2 3 (3.30%) SAN
3 2 (2.20%) DHCP
3 2 (2.20%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.20%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (36.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (29.67%) SpecFlow
3 26 (28.57%) TestComplete
4 10 (10.99%) Git (software)
4 10 (10.99%) Jenkins
5 8 (8.79%) Gradle
6 7 (7.69%) TeamCity
7 5 (5.49%) JIRA
7 5 (5.49%) Vagrant
8 3 (3.30%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.20%) Bitbucket
9 2 (2.20%) CMake
9 2 (2.20%) JUnit
9 2 (2.20%) Mercurial
9 2 (2.20%) Selenium
9 2 (2.20%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (2.20%) TestNG
9 2 (2.20%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.20%) WiX
General
1 19 (20.88%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (24.18%) Consultant
2 20 (21.98%) DevOps Consultant
3 17 (18.68%) Architect
4 15 (16.48%) Integration Consultant
5 14 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (9.89%) Designer
7 6 (6.59%) Test Manager
8 5 (5.49%) Developer
8 5 (5.49%) Integration Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.40%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.40%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Agile .NET Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Agile Java Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Data Centre Manager
9 4 (4.40%) Java Consultant
9 4 (4.40%) Java Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) Java Software Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (35.16%) .NET
2 2 (2.20%) Apache POI
2 2 (2.20%) MCollective
2 2 (2.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.59%) Virtual Team
2 4 (4.40%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.20%) Clustering
3 2 (2.20%) Device Driver
3 2 (2.20%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.20%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 59 (64.84%) Windows
2 32 (35.16%) Windows Server
2 32 (35.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 10 (10.99%) Linux
5 2 (2.20%) CentOS
5 2 (2.20%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.20%) Unix
6 1 (1.10%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (68.13%) Software Engineering
2 47 (51.65%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (49.45%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (38.46%) DevOps
4 35 (38.46%) TDD
5 33 (36.26%) Migration
6 31 (34.07%) Code Coverage
7 20 (21.98%) Data Migration
8 10 (10.99%) Configuration Management
9 6 (6.59%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 5 (5.49%) Identity Access Management
10 5 (5.49%) Identity Management
11 4 (4.40%) Records Management
12 3 (3.30%) Application Packaging
12 3 (3.30%) Automation Testing
12 3 (3.30%) BDD
12 3 (3.30%) SDLC
13 2 (2.20%) Integration Testing
13 2 (2.20%) Scrum
13 2 (2.20%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 34 (37.36%) PowerShell
2 33 (36.26%) Java
3 11 (12.09%) Python
3 11 (12.09%) Ruby
4 6 (6.59%) SQL
5 2 (2.20%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.20%) C#
5 2 (2.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 33 (36.26%) Security Cleared
2 27 (29.67%) Degree
2 27 (29.67%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.79%) CCEA
3 8 (8.79%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.20%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.10%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 30 (32.97%) Active Directory
2 18 (19.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.89%) vSphere
4 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 30 (32.97%) SCCM
1 30 (32.97%) SCOM
2 12 (13.19%) Puppet
3 11 (12.09%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.20%) Ansible
5 2 (2.20%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (2.20%) Cobbler
5 2 (2.20%) Nagios
6 1 (1.10%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.10%) vRealize
Vendors
1 63 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 18 (19.78%) VMware
3 8 (8.79%) Citrix
4 3 (3.30%) BMC
4 3 (3.30%) NetApp
5 2 (2.20%) Cisco
5 2 (2.20%) IBM
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle
5 2 (2.20%) Rally
5 2 (2.20%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.10%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.10%) Remedy