The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 65 81 55
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -26
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 6 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.75% 0.087% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.10% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Median daily rate £400 £475 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +48.43%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £37.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-59.86% +9.62%
Software 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
680 974 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.43% 84.62% 76.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 677 327
Median daily rate £413 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 45
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.33 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.17% -38.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wilmslow - 3 £410 - 1
Chester - 1 - -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Open Source
2 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) Oracle
3 6 (42.86%) Banking
3 6 (42.86%) SOA
3 6 (42.86%) CRM
3 6 (42.86%) System Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Microservices
4 5 (35.71%) SWIFT
4 5 (35.71%) High Availability
4 5 (35.71%) Records Management
4 5 (35.71%) Web Services
4 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (14.29%) OpenUP
7 2 (14.29%) QA
7 2 (14.29%) Test Management
7 2 (14.29%) ISEB
8 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
8 1 (7.14%) Finance
8 1 (7.14%) Degree

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (35.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Payables
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (42.86%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Test Leader
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) SWIFT
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Open Source
2 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (42.86%) CRM
3 6 (42.86%) Microservices
3 6 (42.86%) SOA
3 6 (42.86%) System Testing
4 5 (35.71%) High Availability
4 5 (35.71%) Records Management
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (14.29%) OpenUP
7 2 (14.29%) Test Management
8 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
8 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
8 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft