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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 21 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 7 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.67% - 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.93% - 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Average daily rate
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£313 - £335
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 - £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.06% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £14.05 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+113.52% -51.96%
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
142 126 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 94.67% 88.73% 89.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 48 51
Average daily rate £375 £288 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £216 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £432 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 18
Average hourly rate £14.00 £30.00 £33.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% -10.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £14.00 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 27 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 10 (76.92%) Mobile App
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) Manual Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Android
4 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
5 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
6 3 (23.08%) Selenium
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
7 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
7 2 (15.38%) ETL
7 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
7 2 (15.38%) Tableau
7 2 (15.38%) Appium
8 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (7.69%) User Experience
8 1 (7.69%) Vertica
8 1 (7.69%) Talend
8 1 (7.69%) User Stories
8 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
8 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
8 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (7.69%) Test Automation

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
1 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
2 2 (15.38%) Appium
3 1 (7.69%) Talend Open Studio
Miscellaneous
1 10 (76.92%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Android
1 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Manual Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) ETL
4 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Tableau
2 1 (7.69%) Vertica
2 1 (7.69%) Talend