Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warrington 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 17 November 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 > Warrington
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 41 38
Rank change year-on-year +30 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 23 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 8.21% 2.39% 3.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.09% 2.68% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 16
Warrington median daily rate £535 £550 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.73% +41.94% -20.92%
10th Percentile £429 £368 £239
90th Percentile £575 £666 £475
Cheshire median daily rate £428 £405 £375
% change year-on-year +5.56% +8.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Warrington 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 Warrington with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Warrington
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 228 410 525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 81.43% 88.94% 86.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 297 406
Warrington median daily rate £400 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £157 £225 £313
90th Percentile £654 £688 £710
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 11
Warrington median hourly rate £21.25 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £8.56 £9.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £33.00 £40.75 £18.75
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.42 £19.64 £17.50
% change year-on-year -26.59% +12.24% -5.41%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Warrington

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Warrington

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Warrington

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Warrington

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Warrington over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Warrington

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Warrington region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) Scrum
3 11 (47.83%) Jenkins
3 11 (47.83%) Microservices
3 11 (47.83%) Continuous Delivery
4 10 (43.48%) Mentoring
4 10 (43.48%) DevOps
4 10 (43.48%) Kanban
4 10 (43.48%) Git (software)
4 10 (43.48%) MongoDB
4 10 (43.48%) QA
5 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
5 9 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (39.13%) Coaching
6 8 (34.78%) Kubernetes
6 8 (34.78%) SonarQube
6 8 (34.78%) Static Code Analysis
6 8 (34.78%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (34.78%) Docker
6 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (34.78%) nginx
6 8 (34.78%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (34.78%) Puppet
6 8 (34.78%) Bash Shell
6 8 (34.78%) Confluence
6 8 (34.78%) Xen
6 8 (34.78%) JIRA
6 8 (34.78%) Load Balancing
6 8 (34.78%) Clustering
6 8 (34.78%) MySQL

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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 8 (34.78%) Confluence
1 8 (34.78%) nginx
2 3 (13.04%) CMS
3 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.70%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Slack
2 5 (21.74%) GitHub
3 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (13.04%) Amazon S3
4 3 (13.04%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (8.70%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) MongoDB
2 8 (34.78%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (34.78%) MySQL
3 3 (13.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (13.04%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) Jenkins
2 10 (43.48%) Git (software)
3 8 (34.78%) JIRA
3 8 (34.78%) SonarQube
4 4 (17.39%) Selenium
5 3 (13.04%) GitLab
6 2 (8.70%) Bitbucket
6 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
6 2 (8.70%) gulp
6 2 (8.70%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
6 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
6 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
7 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) DevOps Engineer
1 8 (34.78%) Senior DevOps
1 8 (34.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) CRM Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Node.js Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Programme Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Programme Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Test Programme Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) LEMP Stack
2 7 (30.43%) Web Services
3 3 (13.04%) .NET
4 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
4 2 (8.70%) Node.js
4 2 (8.70%) SOAP
5 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Clustering
2 3 (13.04%) Reference Data
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Linux
1 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) Scrum
3 11 (47.83%) Continuous Delivery
3 11 (47.83%) Microservices
4 10 (43.48%) DevOps
4 10 (43.48%) Kanban
4 10 (43.48%) Mentoring
5 9 (39.13%) Coaching
5 9 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
6 8 (34.78%) Configuration Management
6 8 (34.78%) Load Balancing
6 8 (34.78%) Static Code Analysis
7 5 (21.74%) CRM
7 5 (21.74%) System Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
8 4 (17.39%) BDD
8 4 (17.39%) User Stories
9 3 (13.04%) Content Management
10 2 (8.70%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) Bash Shell
1 8 (34.78%) Python
1 8 (34.78%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (43.48%) QA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Docker
1 8 (34.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) Kubernetes
1 8 (34.78%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (34.78%) Puppet
1 8 (34.78%) Rancher
2 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft