Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 29 37
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester - 0.91% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.13% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Chester median daily rate - £338 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +53.41% -
Cheshire median daily rate - £338 £316
% change year-on-year - +6.72% -1.17%
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 162 177 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 83.94% 80.45% 86.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 153 167
Chester median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £258
90th Percentile £459 £490 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 23
Chester median hourly rate £20.25 £23.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.74% +5.56% -18.18%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.20 £15.18
90th Percentile £37.25 £41.00 £37.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £17.77
% change year-on-year -9.52% +18.18% -21.02%

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