The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Testing over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Testing
Rank - 25 37
Contract jobs citing Agile Testing 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 0.70% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.87% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £318 £335
% change year-on-year
-5.51% -5.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Agile Testing
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
99 115 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 83.90% 80.99% 89.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 71 72
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £288 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £600 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 25
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -32.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.76 £14.71 £25.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Agile Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Agile Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Agile Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Agile Testing Daily Rate Trend in Chester