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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 77 79 72
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 13 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.27% 0.30% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 0.36% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 3
Median daily rate £475 £500 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +61.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
876 828 639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.46% 83.22% 79.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 527 316
Median daily rate £435 £401 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.61% +3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 32 30
Median hourly rate £22.54 £20.97 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.48% -40.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £39.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 28 May 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
Warrington -5 12 £475 -5.00%
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Integration Testing
2 11 (55.00%) ISEB
3 10 (50.00%) Linux
4 9 (45.00%) Regression Testing
4 9 (45.00%) ISTQB
4 9 (45.00%) System Testing
5 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (35.00%) Windows
6 7 (35.00%) Java
6 7 (35.00%) Oracle
6 7 (35.00%) Open Source
6 7 (35.00%) Waterfall
7 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 6 (30.00%) Microservices
7 6 (30.00%) Defect Management
7 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
7 6 (30.00%) SOA
7 6 (30.00%) Banking
7 6 (30.00%) VMware
8 5 (25.00%) Service Management
8 5 (25.00%) Fat Client
8 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 5 (25.00%) Thin Client
8 5 (25.00%) Web Services
8 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
8 5 (25.00%) Skype
8 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (25.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Skype
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.00%) MSTest
General
1 6 (30.00%) Banking
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Military
3 3 (15.00%) Billing
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
1 10 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Test Leader
3 4 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Integration Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Integration Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Integration Tester
6 1 (5.00%) SSIS Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Web Services
2 4 (20.00%) .NET
3 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 5 (25.00%) SWIFT
1 5 (25.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (35.00%) Windows
3 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Integration Testing
3 9 (45.00%) Regression Testing
3 9 (45.00%) System Testing
4 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (35.00%) Open Source
5 7 (35.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (30.00%) Defect Management
6 6 (30.00%) Microservices
6 6 (30.00%) SOA
7 5 (25.00%) High Availability
7 5 (25.00%) Service Management
8 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Project Management
9 3 (15.00%) SDLC
9 3 (15.00%) Stress Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Test Management
9 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
9 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (10.00%) Converged Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) C++
4 1 (5.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) ISEB
2 9 (45.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) Oracle
3 6 (30.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) Fujitsu
Chester, Cheshire
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