The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title 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
Tester
Rank 26 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.40% - 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% - 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£310 - £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £304 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.34% -6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 £29.13
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -57.08%
Tester
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
157 128 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 94.01% 94.81% 90.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 49 47
Average daily rate £375 £294 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% -9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £212 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 19
Average hourly rate £18.89 £31.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.03% -0.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £14.15 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Tester
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 7 (63.64%) Manual Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) Android
4 5 (45.45%) Apple iOS
5 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
6 3 (27.27%) Selenium
7 2 (18.18%) Appium
8 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
8 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
8 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 1 (9.09%) User Stories

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
1 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) Appium
Miscellaneous
1 11 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Android
1 5 (45.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Manual Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 1 (9.09%) User Stories
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago