The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 27 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.02% 2.48% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 2.99% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate
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£383 £308 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.39% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.28% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +18.46%
Automated Testing
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
174 134 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 87.88% 83.23% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 42 37
Average daily rate £388 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.09% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £236 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 9
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.07 £31.51 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (80.00%) Android
2 4 (80.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (60.00%) Android Development
3 3 (60.00%) iOS Development
3 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (60.00%) Appium
4 2 (40.00%) Mocha
4 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (40.00%) Redis
4 2 (40.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (40.00%) Calabash
4 2 (40.00%) Node.js
4 2 (40.00%) RESTful
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Pair Programming
4 2 (40.00%) JSON
5 1 (20.00%) Refactoring
5 1 (20.00%) QA
5 1 (20.00%) Selenium
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (20.00%) Time Management
5 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (40.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) Appium
2 2 (40.00%) Mocha
2 2 (40.00%) Calabash
3 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Android Developer
2 1 (20.00%) iOS Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) JSON
1 2 (40.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Android
1 4 (80.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Android Development
2 3 (60.00%) iOS Development
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Pair Programming
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
4 1 (20.00%) Refactoring
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Apigee