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 December 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 20 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.87% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -10.07%
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
95 112 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 82.61% 87.50% 78.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 87 37
Median daily rate £403 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.26% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £356 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £514 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 20
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 December 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%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Automation 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL