Period
to 20 August 2019

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 20 August 2019 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 16 18
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 6 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 3.61% 6.70% 5.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.14% 7.74% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 17
Warrington median daily rate £425 £400 £535
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -25.23% +19.69%
10th Percentile £375 £263 £420
90th Percentile £544 £492 £575
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £394 £450
% change year-on-year +6.67% -12.50% +5.88%
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 145 168 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 87.35% 86.60% 88.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 102 121
Warrington median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £262 £208 £218
90th Percentile £575 £656 £575
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 19
Warrington median hourly rate £50.00 £29.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.41% -9.38% +113.33%
10th Percentile £32.50 £9.00 £10.68
90th Percentile £57.50 £67.50 £65.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £23.34 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +33.37% -41.67% +62.16%

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 20 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Warrington

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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 Warrington region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) JMeter
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
2 5 (83.33%) Functional Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) Performance Testing
2 5 (83.33%) BrowserStack
2 5 (83.33%) Sauce Labs
2 5 (83.33%) Gatling
3 4 (66.67%) Public Sector
4 3 (50.00%) QA
5 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (16.67%) DevOps
6 1 (16.67%) Line Management
6 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 1 (16.67%) Microservices
6 1 (16.67%) SDLC
6 1 (16.67%) Legal
6 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (16.67%) .NET
6 1 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (16.67%) Decision-Making
6 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (16.67%) Technical Leadership
6 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) Waterfall

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (83.33%) BrowserStack
1 5 (83.33%) Sauce Labs
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Gatling
1 5 (83.33%) JMeter
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
General
1 4 (66.67%) Public Sector
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Development Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Development Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
2 5 (83.33%) Functional Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Decision-Making
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Microservices
4 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Leadership
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA