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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 30 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 2.06% - 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% - 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£315 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £11.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+204.34% -67.14%
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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
195 75 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 80.25% 71.43% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 34 45
Average daily rate £495 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.30% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -72.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 5 (71.43%) Integration Testing
3 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
3 4 (57.14%) V-Model
3 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (57.14%) .NET
4 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (42.86%) Release Management
4 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
5 2 (28.57%) MSTest
5 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 2 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (14.29%) GSM
6 1 (14.29%) VoIP
6 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (14.29%) Web Services
6 1 (14.29%) IVR
6 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
6 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 1 (14.29%) JIRA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) GSM
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (28.57%) MSTest
2 2 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Web Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Web Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Integration Testing
3 4 (57.14%) V-Model
4 3 (42.86%) Release Management
4 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
5 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
6 1 (14.29%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center