Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Manual Testing
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 42 33
Rank change year-on-year +13 -9 +2
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.95% 0.33% 2.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.40% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Chester median daily rate £175 - £308
10th Percentile £163 - £289
90th Percentile £188 - £344
Cheshire median daily rate £225 £330 £305
% change year-on-year -31.82% +8.20% -4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 170 248 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 80.57% 82.67% 91.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 222 179
Chester median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £258 £236 £305
90th Percentile £504 £524 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 20
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 - £22.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.63 £17.50
% change year-on-year -33.76% +12.14% -2.86%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Chester

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Manual Testing in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) UAT Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL