Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 19 21
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 +23
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 13 12 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 6.31% 5.02% 8.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.34% 5.97% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 31
Warrington median daily rate £425 £535 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.56% +18.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £263 £416 £325
90th Percentile £534 £575 £533
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88% +16.44%
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 177 201 582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 85.92% 84.10% 90.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 129 398
Warrington median daily rate £431 £390 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.58% -13.33% -
10th Percentile £191 £187 £312
90th Percentile £663 £575 £638
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 11
Warrington median hourly rate £32.00 £31.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -4.62% +100.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.96 £13.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £65.00 £68.75
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year -41.67% +69.01% +1.43%

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 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Warrington

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
2 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) .NET
4 4 (30.77%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) Selenium
5 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
5 3 (23.08%) TeamCity
5 3 (23.08%) Web Services
5 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
5 3 (23.08%) Node.js
5 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
5 3 (23.08%) BDD
5 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
6 2 (15.38%) Travis CI
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
6 2 (15.38%) Decision-Making
6 2 (15.38%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (15.38%) DevOps
6 2 (15.38%) Microservices
6 2 (15.38%) Boomi
6 2 (15.38%) AtomSphere
6 2 (15.38%) CSS3
6 2 (15.38%) Python
6 2 (15.38%) CRM
6 2 (15.38%) XML
6 2 (15.38%) HTML

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 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) CMS
3 1 (7.69%) Apache
3 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (7.69%) Confluence
3 1 (7.69%) Mongoose
3 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
3 1 (7.69%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) AtomSphere
1 2 (15.38%) Boomi
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
2 4 (30.77%) Selenium
3 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
3 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
3 3 (23.08%) TeamCity
4 2 (15.38%) Travis CI
4 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
5 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
5 1 (7.69%) Gatling
5 1 (7.69%) GitLab
5 1 (7.69%) gulp
5 1 (7.69%) JIRA
5 1 (7.69%) MSTest
5 1 (7.69%) NUnit
5 1 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 1 (7.69%) SonarQube
5 1 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
5 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 2 (15.38%) Publishing
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
2 1 (7.69%) Billing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Automation Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Selenium Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Integration Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) AWS Developer
4 1 (7.69%) CRM Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Node.js Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) WebOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) Node.js
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (15.38%) CSS
3 2 (15.38%) CSS3
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) HTML5
3 2 (15.38%) JSON
3 2 (15.38%) XML
4 1 (7.69%) Apache CXF
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (7.69%) FreeMarker
4 1 (7.69%) jQuery
4 1 (7.69%) LINQ
4 1 (7.69%) RESTful
4 1 (7.69%) SOAP
4 1 (7.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) BDD
2 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Content Management
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) Decision-Making
3 2 (15.38%) Deployment Automation
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Microservices
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Process Management
3 2 (15.38%) Refactoring
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) ERP
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
1 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
1 1 (7.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Dell
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft