The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 56 65 63
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 6 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.90% 0.80% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.85% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 1
Median daily rate £338 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +38.14%
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
635 938 699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.20% 94.37% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 662 369
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 39 54
Median hourly rate £15.15 £17.42 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.03% +7.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £30.40 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 2 December 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
Chester +3 2 £325 +25.00% 3
Warrington -4 1 £313 -0.79% 1
Tester
North West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) SQL
3 11 (61.11%) ETL
4 7 (38.89%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (38.89%) Ab Initio
5 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
6 4 (22.22%) Tableau
6 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
6 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
6 4 (22.22%) QA
6 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
7 3 (16.67%) Web Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
9 1 (5.56%) LoadUI
9 1 (5.56%) SDLC
9 1 (5.56%) Java
9 1 (5.56%) Retail
9 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
9 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (5.56%) JMeter
9 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
9 1 (5.56%) SOAP
9 1 (5.56%) XML
9 1 (5.56%) Test Management
9 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
9 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
9 1 (5.56%) Hudson
9 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
9 1 (5.56%) Selenium

Tester Skill Set
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.56%) Hudson
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) JMeter
2 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.56%) LoadUI
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) JSON
1 1 (5.56%) SOAP
1 1 (5.56%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) ETL
3 7 (38.89%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 3 (16.67%) Web Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.56%) SDLC
7 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Ab Initio
2 4 (22.22%) Tableau
Macclesfield, Cheshire
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