The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 62 59 46
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 12 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.42% 0.40% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 0.44% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 1
Average daily rate £288 £240 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.79% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £140.00 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +43.87%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
767 684 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 90.66% 91.08% 91.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 323 310
Average daily rate £375 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £220 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 45 27
Average hourly rate £31.56 £19.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.77% -31.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Tester
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 10 £288 - 2
Crewe - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (46.67%) SQL
2 10 (33.33%) Oracle
3 8 (26.67%) Manual Testing
4 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
4 7 (23.33%) Web Services
4 7 (23.33%) XML
4 7 (23.33%) C
4 7 (23.33%) C#
4 7 (23.33%) C++
4 7 (23.33%) HTML
4 7 (23.33%) Java
4 7 (23.33%) VBScript
4 7 (23.33%) VB
4 7 (23.33%) VB.NET
4 7 (23.33%) .NET
4 7 (23.33%) MySQL
4 7 (23.33%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (23.33%) Shell Script
4 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (20.00%) ISEB
5 6 (20.00%) NHS
5 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 6 (20.00%) ETL
5 6 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 5 (16.67%) Data Migration
6 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (16.67%) Migration
7 4 (13.33%) Finance

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.67%) Tuxedo
2 1 (3.33%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (3.33%) SAP CO
2 1 (3.33%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.33%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.33%) SAP BPC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
1 7 (23.33%) MySQL
1 7 (23.33%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Selenium
1 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.33%) PhantomJS
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Billing
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) Web Services
1 7 (23.33%) XML
1 7 (23.33%) HTML
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) NHS
2 2 (6.67%) Statistics
3 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) UNIX
1 2 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Manual Testing
2 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
3 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (20.00%) ETL
3 6 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 5 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 5 (16.67%) Migration
5 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.33%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.33%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (3.33%) Web Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Analytics
7 1 (3.33%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) SQL
2 7 (23.33%) C
2 7 (23.33%) C#
2 7 (23.33%) C++
2 7 (23.33%) Java
2 7 (23.33%) VBScript
2 7 (23.33%) VB
2 7 (23.33%) VB.NET
2 7 (23.33%) Shell Script
3 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) SAP Certification
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.67%) CA Wily
2 2 (6.67%) nmon
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Oracle
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.00%) HP
4 2 (6.67%) Fundtech
5 1 (3.33%) SAP
5 1 (3.33%) Ab Initio
5 1 (3.33%) Tableau
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