Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 20 27
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 10 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 4.98% 5.51% 4.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.75% 6.82% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 13
Warrington median daily rate £480 £488 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% -7.14% +7.14%
10th Percentile £293 £392 £380
90th Percentile £535 £579 £620
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £375 £405
% change year-on-year +13.33% -7.41% -1.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Warrington median hourly rate £45.00 - -
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 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 174 220 328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 86.57% 80.88% 87.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 154 250
Warrington median daily rate £361 £450 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.72% -2.17% -3.66%
10th Percentile £213 £187 £223
90th Percentile £500 £628 £688
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 4
Warrington median hourly rate £35.00 £11.71 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +198.89% -14.84% -21.43%
10th Percentile £11.14 £9.00 £9.68
90th Percentile £51.88 £42.50 £17.10
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.83
% change year-on-year -7.89% -4.19% +11.59%

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 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Warrington

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (60.00%) .NET
3 6 (60.00%) Web Services
4 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 5 (50.00%) TDD
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 5 (50.00%) TeamCity
4 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (50.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (40.00%) DevOps
5 4 (40.00%) SOAP
5 4 (40.00%) Deployment Automation
6 3 (30.00%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (30.00%) CMS
6 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (30.00%) gulp
6 3 (30.00%) CRM
6 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (30.00%) Workflow
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (30.00%) Bitbucket
6 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
6 3 (30.00%) Content Management
6 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (30.00%) Refactoring
6 3 (30.00%) Selenium

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 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (30.00%) CMS
1 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (20.00%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) AtomSphere
1 2 (20.00%) Boomi
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) QlikView
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (50.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 5 (50.00%) TeamCity
1 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (30.00%) Bitbucket
2 3 (30.00%) gulp
2 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) Plastic SCM
4 1 (10.00%) Chocolatey
4 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (10.00%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (20.00%) Publishing
2 1 (10.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) CRM Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Integration Developer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (10.00%) HTML Developer
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
1 6 (60.00%) Web Services
2 4 (40.00%) SOAP
3 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (20.00%) CSS
4 2 (20.00%) HTML
4 2 (20.00%) Node.js
5 1 (10.00%) JSON
5 1 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) TDD
3 4 (40.00%) Deployment Automation
3 4 (40.00%) DevOps
4 3 (30.00%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (30.00%) Content Management
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (30.00%) CRM
4 3 (30.00%) Refactoring
4 3 (30.00%) Workflow
5 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (20.00%) DSDM
5 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) Microservices
5 2 (20.00%) Mobile Development
6 1 (10.00%) API Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Webhook
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
1 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Dell
2 2 (20.00%) Xamarin
3 1 (10.00%) VMware