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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 29 20 28
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.60% 1.48% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.80% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £31.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £33.78 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -12.83%
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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
146 111 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 87.43% 82.22% 74.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 40 40
Average daily rate £370 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £405 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 11
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £44.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -22.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.93 £27.50 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 15 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Release Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Local Government
2 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) ERP

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle ERP
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Local Government
2 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Business Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Release Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle