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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 51 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 16 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.00% 1.05% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 1.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 0
Median daily rate £338 £321 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.05% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.19 £32.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-4.04% +106.34%
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
744 1088 742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.12% 95.52% 94.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 739 388
Median daily rate £388 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 45 73
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.33 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.21% +7.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.23 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
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 27 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 September 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 +5 8 £325 +4.00% 1
Tester
North West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (72.00%) SQL
3 17 (68.00%) ETL
4 9 (36.00%) Cucumber
4 9 (36.00%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (32.00%) Data Analysis
5 8 (32.00%) Ab Initio
6 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 5 (20.00%) QA
6 5 (20.00%) Tableau
7 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
7 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (12.00%) Web Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Java
9 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Finance
9 2 (8.00%) Scrum
9 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
9 2 (8.00%) Android
9 2 (8.00%) Automation Testing
10 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
10 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
10 1 (4.00%) Vertica
10 1 (4.00%) Talend
10 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
10 1 (4.00%) SDLC
10 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.00%) Hudson
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
1 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Android
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (68.00%) ETL
3 9 (36.00%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (32.00%) Data Analysis
5 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (12.00%) Web Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Automation Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Scrum
8 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
9 1 (4.00%) CRM
9 1 (4.00%) ERP
9 1 (4.00%) Kanban
9 1 (4.00%) Manual Testing
9 1 (4.00%) OpenUP
9 1 (4.00%) SDLC
9 1 (4.00%) SOA
9 1 (4.00%) Test Management
9 1 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) PHP
3 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.00%) ISEB
1 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Ab Initio
2 5 (20.00%) Tableau
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Talend
3 1 (4.00%) Vertica