The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 39 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.45% - 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% - 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £425 - £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- -0.79%
Software 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
174 186 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 78.03% 88.57% 84.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 108 48
Median daily rate £413 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £311 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 12
Median hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Software Testing
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) System Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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:

General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA