Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 27 29
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2 +15
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 15 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 5.49% 4.31% 4.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.85% 4.97% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 28
Warrington median daily rate £488 £525 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.14% +8.89%
10th Percentile £392 £380 £313
90th Percentile £579 £620 £683
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £405 £410
% change year-on-year -7.41% -1.22% +41.38%
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 219 322 575
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 80.22% 86.79% 87.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 245 408
Warrington median daily rate £450 £460 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% -4.17% +28.00%
10th Percentile £178 £210 £313
90th Percentile £630 £688 £714
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 13
Warrington median hourly rate £11.71 £13.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.84% -21.43% +16.67%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.68 £10.60
90th Percentile £42.50 £17.10 £50.64
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £19.66 £17.77
% change year-on-year -3.36% +10.64% -5.23%

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 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Warrington

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Scrum
3 5 (33.33%) System Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Web Services
3 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
4 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (26.67%) DevOps
4 4 (26.67%) CRM
4 4 (26.67%) QA
4 4 (26.67%) Selenium
5 3 (20.00%) Test Management
5 3 (20.00%) Kanban
5 3 (20.00%) Content Management
5 3 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (20.00%) .NET
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (20.00%) CMS
5 3 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
5 3 (20.00%) Coaching
5 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
5 3 (20.00%) GitHub
5 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (13.33%) Bitbucket
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
6 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 2 (13.33%) Cucumber

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 (20.00%) CMS
2 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) Umbraco
3 1 (6.67%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) Confluence
3 1 (6.67%) Mongoose
3 1 (6.67%) nginx
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) GitHub
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon S3
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (6.67%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (13.33%) Bitbucket
3 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (13.33%) GitLab
3 2 (13.33%) gulp
3 2 (13.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (13.33%) SonarQube
3 2 (13.33%) TeamCity
3 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (6.67%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) CRM Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Programme Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Programme Test Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Test Programme Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Database Developer
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum Master
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
3 2 (13.33%) SOAP
4 1 (6.67%) Apache Camel
4 1 (6.67%) Apache CXF
4 1 (6.67%) CSS
4 1 (6.67%) CSS3
4 1 (6.67%) FreeMarker
4 1 (6.67%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) HTML5
4 1 (6.67%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (6.67%) LESS
4 1 (6.67%) Middleware
4 1 (6.67%) Node.js
4 1 (6.67%) Nunjucks
4 1 (6.67%) Sass
4 1 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
1 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Scrum
3 5 (33.33%) System Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 4 (26.67%) CRM
4 4 (26.67%) DevOps
4 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
5 3 (20.00%) Coaching
5 3 (20.00%) Content Management
5 3 (20.00%) Kanban
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
5 3 (20.00%) Test Management
6 2 (13.33%) BDD
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (13.33%) Refactoring
6 2 (13.33%) TDD
6 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
1 1 (6.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Kubernetes
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
1 1 (6.67%) Rancher
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft