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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 30 23
Rank change year-on-year +16 -7  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 7 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 5.30% 4.28% 5.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.03% 4.76% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 10
Median daily rate £550 £450 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +30.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £38.50 £34.90
% change year-on-year -0.64% +10.31%  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Warrington with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Warrington
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 116 294 156
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warrington 87.88% 89.91% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 225 112
Median daily rate £388 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.42% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £350 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £644 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 9
Median hourly rate £55.00 £62.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +257.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Warrington

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Warrington citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Warrington

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) DevOps
3 8 (61.54%) Static Code Analysis
3 8 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (61.54%) Git (software)
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (38.46%) Node.js
4 5 (38.46%) Scrum
4 5 (38.46%) C#
4 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
4 5 (38.46%) Microservices
4 5 (38.46%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (30.77%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (30.77%) Rancher
5 4 (30.77%) Slack
5 4 (30.77%) Kubernetes
5 4 (30.77%) SonarQube
5 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
5 4 (30.77%) Coaching
5 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (30.77%) AngularJS
5 4 (30.77%) Docker
5 4 (30.77%) MySQL
5 4 (30.77%) Linux
5 4 (30.77%) Python
5 4 (30.77%) HTTP
5 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
5 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
5 4 (30.77%) Clustering

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 4 (30.77%) Confluence
1 4 (30.77%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (30.77%) Slack
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon S3
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (7.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (30.77%) MongoDB
1 4 (30.77%) MySQL
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Git (software)
2 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
3 4 (30.77%) JIRA
3 4 (30.77%) SonarQube
4 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (7.69%) GitLab
5 1 (7.69%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Senior DevOps
2 4 (30.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Data Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Test Data Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.69%) CRM Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) Node.js
2 4 (30.77%) AngularJS
2 4 (30.77%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
1 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) DevOps
3 8 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (61.54%) Static Code Analysis
4 5 (38.46%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (38.46%) Microservices
4 5 (38.46%) Scrum
5 4 (30.77%) Coaching
5 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
5 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (30.77%) Kanban
5 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
5 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
5 4 (30.77%) OWASP
5 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
6 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
7 2 (15.38%) ETL
7 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
2 4 (30.77%) Python
2 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Docker
1 4 (30.77%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Kubernetes
1 4 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (30.77%) Puppet
1 4 (30.77%) Rancher
2 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
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