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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -12.50%
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
101 175 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 74.81% 81.02% 77.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 51 57
Average daily rate £320 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £499 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 7
Average hourly rate £31.56 £31.56 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £30.00 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 September 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 3 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 3 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA