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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 38 43 27
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -16
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 16 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 4.13% 0.48% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.57% 0.52% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 2
Average daily rate £450 £525 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +69.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.04%
Software Testing
Cheshire

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
350 191 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 90.44% 91.39% 85.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 126 67
Average daily rate £475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £574
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 5
Average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +180.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 2016.

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 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) ISEB
3 9 (56.25%) Linux
3 9 (56.25%) Integration Testing
4 8 (50.00%) System Testing
4 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (50.00%) Regression Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Java
5 7 (43.75%) Oracle
5 7 (43.75%) Open Source
5 7 (43.75%) Waterfall
5 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
6 6 (37.50%) Microservices
6 6 (37.50%) Windows
6 6 (37.50%) SOA
7 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
7 5 (31.25%) Web Services
7 5 (31.25%) Service Management
7 5 (31.25%) VMware
7 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
7 5 (31.25%) Thin Client
7 5 (31.25%) Banking
7 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
7 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (31.25%) Fat Client
7 5 (31.25%) Skype
7 5 (31.25%) Defect Management
7 5 (31.25%) Windows 10
7 5 (31.25%) Windows Server

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
1 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
1 5 (31.25%) SharePoint 2013
1 5 (31.25%) Skype for Business
2 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Skype
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) MSTest
General
1 5 (31.25%) Banking
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Military
3 3 (18.75%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
1 8 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Test Leader
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) ETL Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Tester
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) SSIS Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
2 4 (25.00%) .NET
3 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Fat Client
1 5 (31.25%) SWIFT
1 5 (31.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) Windows 10
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Integration Testing
3 8 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 8 (50.00%) System Testing
4 7 (43.75%) Open Source
4 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
4 7 (43.75%) Waterfall
5 6 (37.50%) Microservices
5 6 (37.50%) SOA
6 5 (31.25%) Defect Management
6 5 (31.25%) High Availability
6 5 (31.25%) Service Management
7 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Stress Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
8 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (12.50%) Converged Infrastructure
9 2 (12.50%) SDLC
9 2 (12.50%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) ISEB
2 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle
3 5 (31.25%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Fujitsu