The first table below looks at the demand for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Chester region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 21 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.47% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£329 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
111 119 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 81.62% 75.32% 71.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 39 37
Average daily rate £320 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £175 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £43.70 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.90% +13.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.00 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Automated Testing
Cheshire

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Chester region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Automated Testing
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 4 (66.67%) ETL
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Ajax
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Ajax
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 4 (66.67%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA