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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% -4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
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
158 214 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 81.03% 88.07% 87.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 148 70
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 31
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £16.29 £21.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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 8 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA