The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool 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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 29 16 13
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.44% 3.85% 7.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 5.68% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 11
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£265 £300 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +23.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.65 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +25.50%
Software Testing
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
150 88 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 65.79% 67.69% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 50 61
Average daily rate £450 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £301 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+297.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Liverpool region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

Software Testing
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) HP