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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank - 39 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 0.49% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.44 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+55.98% -27.03%
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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
126 177 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 80.25% 87.19% 68.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 60 33
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £222 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 22
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.07 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.77% +0.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £20.60 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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