The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Warrington 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
Software Testing
Rank 25 23 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -13
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 1.16% 0.64% 9.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 0.84% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £310 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.32% +43.02%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Warrington
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
143 119 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 82.66% 75.80% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 45 15
Average daily rate £475 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.83% +2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £254 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Testing
Cheshire

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
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 18 April 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Data Mapping
2 2 (40.00%) V-Model
2 2 (40.00%) Analytics
2 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) CSS3
3 1 (20.00%) WordPress
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SEO
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) NHS
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (20.00%) WordPress
1 1 (20.00%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Web Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Web Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) CSS3
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
1 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Data Mapping
1 2 (40.00%) V-Model
1 2 (40.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) SEO
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001