Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 2018 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 32 49
Rank change year-on-year -2 +17 -
Contract jobs citing API Testing 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.47% 1.29% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 1.55% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Chester median daily rate £225 £293 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +6.36% -
10th Percentile £213 £284 £263
90th Percentile £238 £301 £288
Cheshire median daily rate £313 £293 £320
% change year-on-year +6.84% -8.59% -
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 182 193 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 86.26% 82.83% 82.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 166 244
Chester median daily rate £386 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% -9.09% +4.43%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £260
90th Percentile £469 £484 £500
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £410
% change year-on-year -3.03% +0.61% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 2
Chester median hourly rate £18.23 £13.00 £20.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.23% -37.77% -5.05%
10th Percentile £13.45 £13.00 £20.80
90th Percentile £42.50 £35.00 £20.98
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -20.83% +50.00% -8.13%

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 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing API Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Chester region with a requirement for API Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Problem-Solving

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PHP