Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 19 January 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.

Automated Testing
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 25 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 -14 +15
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 8 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.15% 3.39% 10.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 4.19% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 22
Chester median daily rate £293 £375 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.00% -1.64% +15.09%
10th Percentile £229 £269 £288
90th Percentile £344 £458 £496
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £405 £410
% change year-on-year -7.41% -1.22% +41.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -

Test Automation 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 134 191 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 77.01% 80.93% 89.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 168 172
Chester median daily rate £350 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -2.44% +9.33%
10th Percentile £205 £234 £311
90th Percentile £476 £516 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 19
Chester median hourly rate £19.00 £20.63 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.88% -17.50% -9.09%
10th Percentile £13.00 £16.45 £15.34
90th Percentile £34.00 £31.16 £37.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £19.66 £17.77
% change year-on-year -3.36% +10.64% -5.23%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Chester

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Chester

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Chester over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Chester

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) NUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server

Test Automation
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 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) NUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Lead .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Lead Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Tester
1 1 (50.00%) QA Manual Tester
1 1 (50.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA