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 5 August 2015 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 23 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.07% 0.74% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.43% 0.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£308 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -9.09%
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
158 111 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 91.86% 82.22% 74.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 39 41
Average daily rate £375 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £406 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 12
Average hourly rate £34.00 £31.56 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% -25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.93 £22.64 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

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 14 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 10 (90.91%) Mobile App
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Automation Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Android
5 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
5 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (9.09%) User Stories
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
6 1 (9.09%) QA
6 1 (9.09%) Java
6 1 (9.09%) SQL
6 1 (9.09%) Middleware

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 (9.09%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Tester
2 6 (54.55%) Mobile Tester
3 5 (45.45%) Applications Tester
3 5 (45.45%) Analyst
3 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
4 4 (36.36%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) Mobile App
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Android
1 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Automation Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 1 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago