The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 72 65 62
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.52% 0.37% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.49% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
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£308 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.80% -8.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +50.00%
Manual Testing
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
804 616 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.89% 76.81% 77.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 305 240
Average daily rate £401 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 30 26
Average hourly rate £20.97 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.08% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cheshire region.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cheshire region.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +7 3 £308 +92.18%
Warrington -4 2 £295 -4.83% 1
Manual Testing
North West

Manual Testing
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing.

1 4 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) Business Transformation
3 1 (16.67%) JD Edwards

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Tester
2 4 (66.67%) Mobile Tester
2 4 (66.67%) Applications Tester
3 1 (16.67%) UAT Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Business Transformation
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) JD Edwards
Warrington
Quantica Technology - London
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