The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Chester region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 21 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.24% 1.27% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 1.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£315 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £18.75 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+92.00% -44.44%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
109 119 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 81.34% 75.80% 72.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 36 38
Average daily rate £320 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £175 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £460 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £43.70 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.90% +13.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.00 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Software Testing
Cheshire

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

Software Testing
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Web Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Web Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) V-Model
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA