Period
to 21 April 2018

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 April 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 > Warrington
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 17 16
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +30
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 17 11 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 6.42% 4.85% 9.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.36% 6.11% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 45
Warrington median daily rate £463 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.90% +10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £380 £389 £325
90th Percentile £561 £600 £638
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £370 £438
% change year-on-year +1.35% -15.43% +43.44%
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 231 180 610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 87.17% 79.30% 88.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 126 410
Warrington median daily rate £455 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.75% -15.79% +18.75%
10th Percentile £215 £135 £313
90th Percentile £600 £600 £650
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 9
Warrington median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £18.20 £10.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £40.20 £66.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.50 £20.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -19.51% - +3.44%

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 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Warrington

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 Warrington region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
2 5 (29.41%) System Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
3 4 (23.53%) Node.js
3 4 (23.53%) Target Operating Model
3 4 (23.53%) Web Services
4 3 (17.65%) Finance
4 3 (17.65%) CSS
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) .NET
4 3 (17.65%) C#
4 3 (17.65%) HTML
4 3 (17.65%) Client/Server
4 3 (17.65%) Mainframe
4 3 (17.65%) Test Management
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (17.65%) QA
4 3 (17.65%) CSS3
4 3 (17.65%) BDD
4 3 (17.65%) HTML5
4 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
4 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.76%) DevOps
5 2 (11.76%) SonarQube
5 2 (11.76%) Coaching
5 2 (11.76%) Microservices
5 2 (11.76%) GitLab
5 2 (11.76%) Jenkins

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 2 (11.76%) Apache
1 2 (11.76%) CMS
1 2 (11.76%) Mongoose
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.76%) AtomSphere
1 2 (11.76%) Boomi
1 2 (11.76%) GitHub
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.76%) GitLab
2 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) SonarQube
2 2 (11.76%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.88%) MSTest
3 1 (5.88%) NUnit
3 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Billing
2 2 (11.76%) Publishing
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Programme Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Programme Test Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Test Programme Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Lead Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) AWS Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum Master
5 1 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Node.js
1 4 (23.53%) Web Services
2 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) CSS
2 3 (17.65%) CSS3
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) HTML5
3 2 (11.76%) Apache Camel
3 2 (11.76%) Apache CXF
3 2 (11.76%) FreeMarker
3 2 (11.76%) Gherkin
3 2 (11.76%) LESS
3 2 (11.76%) Middleware
3 2 (11.76%) Nunjucks
3 2 (11.76%) Sass
3 2 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (5.88%) Angular 2
4 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Client/Server
1 3 (17.65%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) System Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
3 4 (23.53%) Target Operating Model
4 3 (17.65%) BDD
4 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (17.65%) Test Management
4 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.76%) Coaching
5 2 (11.76%) Content Management
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.76%) CRM
5 2 (11.76%) ERP
5 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
5 2 (11.76%) Kanban
5 2 (11.76%) Open Source
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
2 3 (17.65%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Dell
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft