Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 12 -
Rank change year-on-year -13 - +22
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Crewe 3.05% 4.08% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.50% 5.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Crewe median daily rate £405 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - -
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88% +16.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Crewe 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 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 143 39 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Crewe 87.20% 79.59% 60.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 24 15
Crewe median daily rate £438 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +45.45% -21.43%
10th Percentile £315 £236 £181
90th Percentile £550 £500 £483
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Crewe median hourly rate £20.00 £42.98 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.46% +35.35% +96.47%
10th Percentile £13.55 £37.49 £22.58
90th Percentile £23.50 £44.95 £41.53
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -41.67% +71.43% -

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 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Crewe

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) JMeter
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (20.00%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) MSBuild
4 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) GitHub
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (20.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Microservices
4 1 (20.00%) SonarQube
4 1 (20.00%) SDET
4 1 (20.00%) Protractor

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 1 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) BrowserStack
1 1 (20.00%) GitHub
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) JMeter
3 1 (20.00%) Gatling
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (20.00%) MSBuild
3 1 (20.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (20.00%) Protractor
3 1 (20.00%) RSpec
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) SonarQube
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) TestNG
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Developer in Test
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Architect
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL Service Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Service Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (20.00%) Castle Windsor
1 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) RESTful
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Microservices
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) SDET
3 1 (20.00%) Secure Coding
3 1 (20.00%) SOLID
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) V-Model
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB