The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 63 68 62
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 0.26% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.36% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.56 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.09% +103.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
565 563 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 72.16% 74.37% 63.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 243 306
Average daily rate £395 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 26
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £48.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Test Strategy
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 Test Strategy within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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
Knutsford - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Local Government
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Business Project Manager
2 3 (75.00%) Business Manager
2 3 (75.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (75.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM