Period
to 14 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for API Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited API Testing over the 6 months to 14 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

API Testing
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs citing API Testing 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.97% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Chester median daily rate £293 - -
Cheshire median daily rate £333 £323 -
% change year-on-year +3.10% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -

API Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 167 219 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 80.68% 84.23% 91.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 195 175
Chester median daily rate £363 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £215 £235 £306
90th Percentile £505 £489 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 19
Chester median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -22.22% -18.18%
10th Percentile £13.00 £17.50 £12.87
90th Percentile £35.00 £17.50 £34.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.84 £20.14 £17.77
% change year-on-year -21.36% +13.35% -3.95%

API Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing API Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for API Testing in Chester

API Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for API Testing in Chester

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing API Testing 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 Chester region with a requirement for API Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Big Data
2 1 (50.00%) Big Data Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript

API Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Big Data Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA