The table below looks at the statistics for Manual 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 Manual Testing over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 24 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 1 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.85% - 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% - 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
Average daily rate £283 - £155
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-14.52% +95.00%
Manual 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
99 114 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 83.90% 82.01% 89.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 69 73
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 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 21
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £42.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -35.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.76 £14.62 £31.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Manual Testing
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Manual Testing also 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 that cited Manual Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Manual Testing also 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 that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce