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 30 March 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
30 Mar 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 - 0.43% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
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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
159 202 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 80.30% 87.83% 68.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 74 27
Average daily rate £413 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £222 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £425 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.07 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.95% -19.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £20.60 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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