Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 52 13
Rank change year-on-year +25 -39 +27
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 10 5 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.82% 1.32% 10.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.44% 1.64% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 23
Chester median daily rate £338 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £250 £318 £291
90th Percentile £403 £430 £415
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £425 £365
% change year-on-year +5.88% +16.44% +6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -

Test Automation 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 225 304 372
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 85.88% 80.42% 88.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 255 229
Chester median daily rate £399 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.31% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £261 £257 £295
90th Percentile £489 £488 £520
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £423 £400
% change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 27
Chester median hourly rate £15.75 £20.89 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.61% -24.04% -21.43%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.54 £14.60
90th Percentile £36.80 £35.75 £51.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £18.27
% change year-on-year +71.43% -4.19% -33.58%

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 24 July 2017.

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 24 July 2017, 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 9 (90.00%) Java
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (50.00%) Kanban
3 5 (50.00%) QA
3 5 (50.00%) Selenium
3 5 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 5 (50.00%) Gatling
3 5 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 5 (50.00%) GitHub
4 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) Web Services
5 3 (30.00%) ISEB
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (20.00%) Workday
6 2 (20.00%) GDPR
6 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
6 2 (20.00%) Apache Camel
6 2 (20.00%) SOAP
6 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Banking
6 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (10.00%) WSDL
7 1 (10.00%) JAXB
7 1 (10.00%) JD Edwards
7 1 (10.00%) ProC

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (50.00%) Gatling
2 5 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (10.00%) JMeter
4 1 (10.00%) ProC
4 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) QA Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Manual Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Python Developer
3 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) Apache Camel
2 2 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) J2EE
3 1 (10.00%) JAXB
3 1 (10.00%) JAX-WS
3 1 (10.00%) JDBC
3 1 (10.00%) JiBX
3 1 (10.00%) JSON
3 1 (10.00%) POJO
3 1 (10.00%) RESTful
3 1 (10.00%) Spring
3 1 (10.00%) WSDL
3 1 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Kanban
3 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) AOP
5 1 (10.00%) API Testing
5 1 (10.00%) ATDD
5 1 (10.00%) BDD
5 1 (10.00%) OO
5 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
5 1 (10.00%) QA Automation
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Test Management
5 1 (10.00%) User Stories
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) C
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (20.00%) GDPR
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Workday
2 1 (10.00%) JD Edwards