Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 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.

Software Testing
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 37 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 - +33
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.48% 0.38% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median daily rate - - -
Cheshire median daily rate - £400 £436
% change year-on-year - -8.31% +40.73%
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 168 220 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 80.38% 84.29% 91.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 195 173
Chester median daily rate £370 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £216 £235 £305
90th Percentile £505 £489 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 19
Chester median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -22.22% -18.18%
10th Percentile £13.00 £17.50 £12.87
90th Percentile £35.00 £17.50 £34.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.84 £20.14 £17.77
% change year-on-year -21.36% +13.35% -3.95%

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 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) QA Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA