The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 68 66 63
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.35% 0.24% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.26% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
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£328 £360 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.02% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.07% +4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
Tester
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
799 766 841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.48% 91.63% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 358 467
Average daily rate £380 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -3.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 48 44
Average hourly rate £15.50 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.87% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.91 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Tester
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 Tester within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 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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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
Crewe - - - - 2
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Northwich - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
1 5 (41.67%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (41.67%) ETL
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 2 (16.67%) Statistics
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 2 (16.67%) Middleware
4 2 (16.67%) UNIX
4 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (16.67%) AIX
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
5 1 (8.33%) Web Services
5 1 (8.33%) XML
5 1 (8.33%) VBScript
5 1 (8.33%) VB
5 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (8.33%) .NET
5 1 (8.33%) MySQL
5 1 (8.33%) C
5 1 (8.33%) C#

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
1 5 (41.67%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Statistics
2 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) AIX
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ETL
2 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
2 1 (8.33%) VB
2 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft