The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 37 28 22
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 1.60% 1.22% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.46% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.65 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +25.50%
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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 Warrington region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Warrington
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
167 137 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 88.83% 83.54% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 66 31
Average daily rate £475 £495 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.04% +30.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £615 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Warrington

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Warrington region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Warrington

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

Software Testing
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) Business Transformation
1 2 (66.67%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) QA Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Transformation
1 2 (66.67%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA