The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 22 April 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.

Automated Testing
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
22 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 34
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester - - 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £370 £325
% change year-on-year +1.62% +13.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £42.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +60.68% +12.66%  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 100 155 213
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 84.03% 81.15% 86.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 120 149
Median daily rate £383 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.31% -0.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 15
Median hourly rate £26.84 £23.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.69% -34.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £16.76 £18.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Chester

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated 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 Automated Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) ANSI SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) Case Management

Automated 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Web Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Case Management
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) ANSI SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB