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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank - - 22
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool - - 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +29.52%
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
139 120 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 74.73% 75.95% 66.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 77 52
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +1.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Security Testing
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (42.86%) Line Management
3 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Load Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
3 3 (42.86%) TestComplete
3 3 (42.86%) V-Model
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 3 (42.86%) QA
3 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) System Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Information Assurance
5 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (14.29%) Release Management
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (42.86%) TestComplete
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) QA Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Software Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 3 (42.86%) QA Tester
2 3 (42.86%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Web Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Web Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
1 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Security Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Line Management
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Load Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
2 3 (42.86%) V-Model
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Information Assurance
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft