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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 69 - 67
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 6 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.64% - 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% - 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate £313 - £293
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 - £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +45.83%
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
769 614 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.46% 79.64% 78.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 377 351
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £530 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 46
Average hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.67 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Warrington - 3 £316 -
Chester - 1 £220 - 2
Knutsford - 1 - -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) System Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 2 (28.57%) Billing
3 2 (28.57%) Stress Testing
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
4 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (14.29%) JBoss
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) FishEye
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) JUnit
2 1 (14.29%) MSTest
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Billing
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) ETL Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (14.29%) HTML Developer
4 1 (14.29%) iOS Developer
4 1 (14.29%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Server Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Data Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) J2EE
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) Spring
3 1 (14.29%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 3 (42.86%) System Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Stress Testing
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Benchmarking
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Coaching
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 1 (14.29%) ETL
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
4 1 (14.29%) OOP
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Objective-C
3 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
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