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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
North West / Cheshire
Rank 47 69 -
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.20% 0.75% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £338 £316 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.71% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

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
411 778 620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.75% 83.57% 80.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 488 379
Median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 35 34
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.44% -45.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 2017. 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 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
Chester +6 1 £338 +53.40%
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) JD Edwards

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) JD Edwards