The first table below looks at the demand for Web Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Web Testing over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Testing
Rank 132 116 131
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Contract jobs citing Web Testing 4 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.24% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate £340 £287 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.67% -20.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £290 £288
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -27.27%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2259 1696 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.19% 70.43% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 841 965
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 82 91
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Web Testing
England

Web Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Web Testing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Web Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Web Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Web Testing across the North West region.

Web Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Web Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Web Testing across the North West region.

Web Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Web Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 2 £340 - 4
Merseyside - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 6
Web Testing
England

Web Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Web Testing 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 Web Testing.

1 6 (54.55%) C#
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 5 (45.45%) Manual Testing
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) SOAP
3 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 4 (36.36%) NHS
3 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
3 4 (36.36%) ISEB
3 4 (36.36%) Kanban
3 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Degree
3 4 (36.36%) WAI
3 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (27.27%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (27.27%) Web Accessibility
4 3 (27.27%) WSDL
4 3 (27.27%) Code Coverage
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 3 (27.27%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Project Management

Web Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Web Testing 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 Web Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) XMLUnit
2 2 (18.18%) Ant
2 2 (18.18%) JUnit
2 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 2 (18.18%) HttpUnit
3 1 (9.09%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Web Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Web Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) SOAP
3 4 (36.36%) Web Services
4 3 (27.27%) WSDL
5 2 (18.18%) RESTful
5 2 (18.18%) XML
6 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) NHS
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 5 (45.45%) Manual Testing
3 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
3 4 (36.36%) Kanban
3 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Web Accessibility
4 3 (27.27%) Code Coverage
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) OO
5 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Load Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Project Management
6 1 (9.09%) OOP
6 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) Ruby
5 1 (9.09%) C
5 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) C++
5 1 (9.09%) VBScript
5 1 (9.09%) VB
5 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISEB
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 3 (27.27%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) WAI
2 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle