Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Crewe 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 20 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.

Automated Testing
Cheshire > Crewe
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 16 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 - +21
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 36 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Crewe 18.09% 2.60% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.00% 2.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 32 2 0
Crewe median daily rate £475 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Crewe median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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 Crewe with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Crewe
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 180 71 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Crewe 90.45% 92.21% 75.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 62 15
Crewe median daily rate £438 £458 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.37% +66.36% -15.38%
10th Percentile £325 £263 £101
90th Percentile £575 £550 £448
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £410
% change year-on-year -3.03% +0.61% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Crewe median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +158.62% -16.33%
10th Percentile £21.75 £24.85 £13.75
90th Percentile £40.25 £38.75 £38.05
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -20.83% +50.00% -8.57%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Crewe

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Crewe

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Crewe

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Crewe

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Crewe

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Crewe over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Crewe

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Crewe region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 17 (47.22%) Selenium
2 16 (44.44%) JMeter
2 16 (44.44%) Java
3 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 11 (30.56%) Integration Testing
5 11 (30.56%) Scrum
6 10 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing
7 9 (25.00%) Jenkins
7 9 (25.00%) Taurus
8 8 (22.22%) BrowserStack
8 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
8 8 (22.22%) OWASP
8 8 (22.22%) OOP
8 8 (22.22%) OO
8 8 (22.22%) JUnit
9 7 (19.44%) Linux
9 7 (19.44%) QA
9 7 (19.44%) Maven
9 7 (19.44%) RESTful
9 7 (19.44%) BDD
10 6 (16.67%) Test Strategy
10 6 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (16.67%) DevOps
10 6 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
10 6 (16.67%) Marketing
10 6 (16.67%) Problem Management
10 6 (16.67%) Electronics
10 6 (16.67%) Telecoms

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Crewe 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.22%) BrowserStack
2 3 (8.33%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (5.56%) npm
3 2 (5.56%) Yarn
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.33%) ZAP BI
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (47.22%) Selenium
2 16 (44.44%) JMeter
3 9 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 8 (22.22%) JUnit
5 7 (19.44%) Maven
6 5 (13.89%) WebDriver
7 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
8 3 (8.33%) JIRA
9 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
9 2 (5.56%) TeamCity
10 1 (2.78%) Gatling
10 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
10 1 (2.78%) MSBuild
10 1 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (16.67%) Electronics
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
1 6 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 6 (16.67%) Marketing
1 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Test Leader
2 13 (36.11%) Tester
3 10 (27.78%) Automation Tester
4 4 (11.11%) Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Performance Test Leader
4 4 (11.11%) QA Automation Tester
4 4 (11.11%) QA Tester
5 2 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (2.78%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (2.78%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Integration Tester
6 1 (2.78%) Security Tester
6 1 (2.78%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) Taurus
2 7 (19.44%) RESTful
3 6 (16.67%) CSS
4 5 (13.89%) Gherkin
5 3 (8.33%) Hibernate
5 3 (8.33%) HTML
5 3 (8.33%) Spring
6 2 (5.56%) .NET
6 2 (5.56%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (5.56%) Akka
6 2 (5.56%) HTML5
6 2 (5.56%) Kafka
6 2 (5.56%) Node.js
6 2 (5.56%) React
6 2 (5.56%) Redux
6 2 (5.56%) Spring Boot
6 2 (5.56%) Spring Integration
6 2 (5.56%) WPF
6 2 (5.56%) Zuul
7 1 (2.78%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Data Structures
1 2 (5.56%) Equities
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Linux
2 5 (13.89%) Kali Linux
3 2 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 11 (30.56%) Integration Testing
3 11 (30.56%) Scrum
4 10 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (22.22%) OO
5 8 (22.22%) OOP
5 8 (22.22%) OWASP
6 7 (19.44%) BDD
7 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (16.67%) CRM
7 6 (16.67%) DevOps
7 6 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (16.67%) Problem Management
7 6 (16.67%) Programme Management
7 6 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 6 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 5 (13.89%) SDET
8 5 (13.89%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) Java
2 4 (11.11%) C#
2 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 4 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) ES6
3 2 (5.56%) Java 8
3 2 (5.56%) Python
3 2 (5.56%) TypeScript
4 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.78%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle