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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 40 22 20
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 0.40% 2.41% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 3.23% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.65 £31.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+19.52% +7.69%
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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
218 124 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 86.85% 74.70% 68.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 54 33
Average daily rate £430 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £300 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £615 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -44.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 October 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 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (66.67%) Release Management
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (50.00%) MSTest
3 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) IVR
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (33.33%) V-Model
4 2 (33.33%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) GSM
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (50.00%) MSTest
2 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Web Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Web Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Release Management
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) V-Model
5 1 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center