The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 20 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 33 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 8.55% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.46% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate £442 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Test Automation
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 Warrington region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Warrington
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
349 195 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 90.41% 91.12% 87.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 129 69
Average daily rate £475 £450 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 5
Average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +180.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Warrington region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Warrington

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Warrington region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Warrington

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 30 (83.33%) Windows
1 30 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 30 (83.33%) PowerShell
1 30 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
1 30 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 29 (80.56%) Software Engineering
3 28 (77.78%) SCCM
3 28 (77.78%) SCOM
3 28 (77.78%) Security Cleared
3 28 (77.78%) Active Directory
4 22 (61.11%) SC Cleared
5 19 (52.78%) Migration
6 18 (50.00%) Data Migration
7 16 (44.44%) Skype for Business
7 16 (44.44%) Skype
8 15 (41.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 15 (41.67%) SharePoint
9 13 (36.11%) MS Exchange
10 12 (33.33%) VMware
10 12 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (30.56%) Windows 10
12 10 (27.78%) MS Office
13 8 (22.22%) vSphere
14 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
15 4 (11.11%) Identity Management
15 4 (11.11%) Linux
15 4 (11.11%) SQL
15 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
15 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (44.44%) Skype for Business
2 15 (41.67%) SharePoint
2 15 (41.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 13 (36.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (27.78%) MS Office
2 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 16 (44.44%) Skype
2 3 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (2.78%) DHCP
3 1 (2.78%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
1 3 (8.33%) eggPlant
1 3 (8.33%) HP UFT
1 3 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Architect
2 8 (22.22%) Designer
3 4 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (5.56%) SharePoint Architect
4 2 (5.56%) SharePoint Specialist
4 2 (5.56%) Test Specialist
4 2 (5.56%) VMware Architect
4 2 (5.56%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (2.78%) Active Directory Architect
5 1 (2.78%) Active Directory Designer
5 1 (2.78%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (2.78%) Capacity and Performance Specialist
5 1 (2.78%) Customer Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Architect
5 1 (2.78%) Migration Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Specialist
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Test Specialist
5 1 (2.78%) Test Automation Architect
5 1 (2.78%) Test Automation Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
1 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (83.33%) Windows
1 30 (83.33%) Windows Server
1 30 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 11 (30.56%) Windows 10
3 4 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (80.56%) Software Engineering
2 19 (52.78%) Migration
3 18 (50.00%) Data Migration
4 4 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
4 4 (11.11%) Identity Management
4 4 (11.11%) Records Management
5 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 3 (8.33%) DSDM
5 3 (8.33%) Extreme Programming
5 3 (8.33%) Feature Driven Development
5 3 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Kanban
5 3 (8.33%) Scrum
5 3 (8.33%) Scrum-ban
5 3 (8.33%) Unified Process
6 2 (5.56%) Application Packaging
6 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.56%) Project Management
6 2 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 30 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 22 (61.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 28 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 12 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (22.22%) vSphere
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 28 (77.78%) SCCM
1 28 (77.78%) SCOM
2 3 (8.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.78%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.78%) vRealize
Vendors
1 30 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (8.33%) HP
3 3 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (2.78%) BMC
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco
4 1 (2.78%) Remedy