The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warrington 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Cheshire / Warrington
Rank 17 45 32
Rank change year-on-year +28 -13  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 0.96% 1.15% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.32% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +1.24% +9.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

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 Warrington with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Warrington
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 84 302 174
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warrington 80.77% 86.53% 89.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 176 99
Median daily rate £373 £442 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.72% -4.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £320 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Median hourly rate £20.00 £50.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +233.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Warrington

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Warrington 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 Warrington

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Warrington

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Warrington region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Umbraco
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) OWASP
3 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) MSBuild
3 1 (33.33%) Static Code Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Bitbucket
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (33.33%) CMS
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Content Management
3 1 (33.33%) Refactoring

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington 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 (33.33%) CMS
1 1 (33.33%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Bitbucket
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) MSBuild
2 1 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Content Management
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (33.33%) OWASP
3 1 (33.33%) Refactoring
3 1 (33.33%) Static Code Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA