Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 16 38
Rank change year-on-year -3 +22 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 13 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 6.47% 6.20% 3.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.34% 7.35% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 19
Warrington median daily rate £400 £535 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.23% +18.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £263 £425 £393
90th Percentile £500 £575 £653
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 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 177 204 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 88.06% 84.30% 92.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 133 382
Warrington median daily rate £400 £400 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.04% -1.60%
10th Percentile £207 £169 £269
90th Percentile £600 £619 £675
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 10
Warrington median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +113.33% -13.04%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.68 £9.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £65.00 £37.25
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -1.90%

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 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Warrington

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
1 6 (46.15%) Selenium
1 6 (46.15%) TeamCity
2 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
2 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) TDD
3 4 (30.77%) Scrum
3 4 (30.77%) SOAP
3 4 (30.77%) Web Services
3 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio
3 4 (30.77%) C#
3 4 (30.77%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (23.08%) DevOps
4 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
4 3 (23.08%) Bitbucket
4 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
4 3 (23.08%) gulp
4 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (23.08%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (23.08%) Decision-Making
4 3 (23.08%) Deployment Automation
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (23.08%) CRM
4 3 (23.08%) Process Management
4 3 (23.08%) Content Management
4 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement

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 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
2 3 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (23.08%) CMS
2 3 (23.08%) Umbraco
3 1 (7.69%) Confluence
3 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (7.69%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) QlikView
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Selenium
1 6 (46.15%) TeamCity
2 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
3 4 (30.77%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio
4 3 (23.08%) Bitbucket
4 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
4 3 (23.08%) gulp
5 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
5 2 (15.38%) Travis CI
5 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
6 1 (7.69%) Babel
6 1 (7.69%) Gatling
6 1 (7.69%) JIRA
6 1 (7.69%) JMeter
6 1 (7.69%) Plastic SCM
6 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
6 1 (7.69%) webpack
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Automation Tester
3 3 (23.08%) CRM Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Selenium Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (7.69%) HTML Developer
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (7.69%) React Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.69%) WebOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 4 (30.77%) SOAP
2 4 (30.77%) Web Services
3 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
3 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (23.08%) JSON
4 2 (15.38%) XML
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.69%) CSS
5 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
5 1 (7.69%) HTML
5 1 (7.69%) Immutable.js
5 1 (7.69%) LESS
5 1 (7.69%) Node.js
5 1 (7.69%) React
5 1 (7.69%) Redux
5 1 (7.69%) REST
5 1 (7.69%) RESTful
5 1 (7.69%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Scrum
2 4 (30.77%) TDD
3 3 (23.08%) Collaborative Working
3 3 (23.08%) Content Management
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (23.08%) CRM
3 3 (23.08%) Decision-Making
3 3 (23.08%) Deployment Automation
3 3 (23.08%) DevOps
3 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Process Management
3 3 (23.08%) Refactoring
3 3 (23.08%) Workflow
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) Open Source
5 1 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
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%) ES6
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
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 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Xamarin