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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank - 38 24
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 0.50% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.58% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £315 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.65 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +25.50%
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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
203 172 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 86.02% 85.15% 79.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 52 31
Average daily rate £400 £343 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.78% -8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £230 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £420 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 9
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £44.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £31.50 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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