Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 17 August 2018 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.

Software Testing
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 36 51
Rank change year-on-year -2 +15 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.42% 0.40% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.47% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Chester median daily rate £463 - £425
10th Percentile £456 - £413
90th Percentile £469 - £438
Cheshire median daily rate £463 £356 £438
% change year-on-year +29.82% -18.57% -2.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -

Software 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 210 211 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 87.50% 83.73% 81.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 186 267
Chester median daily rate £388 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -3.03% +5.10%
10th Percentile £277 £263 £263
90th Percentile £483 £503 £494
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £401 £424
% change year-on-year -0.31% -5.31% +5.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 6
Chester median hourly rate £20.02 £13.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.96% -38.10% -23.64%
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.52 £18.14
90th Percentile £42.50 £35.40 £36.88
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year -41.67% +69.01% +1.43%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Chester

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Chester region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) SAP HANA

Software 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SAP HANA
General
1 1 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) SAP