The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 20 31 26
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.50% 0.94% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 1.17% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.56 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £53.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-40.46% -7.42%
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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
98 171 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 73.68% 80.28% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 50 54
Average daily rate £320 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 6
Average hourly rate £31.56 £31.56 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £29.60 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the Chester region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Chester region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Test Strategy
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Local Government
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Test Planning

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 2 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Test Planning
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM