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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank - 28 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool - 0.49% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.66% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £220 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +45.83%
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
193 152 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 81.78% 74.51% 62.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 80 42
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £236 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £675 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 2016, 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%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) MSTest
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Sybase
2 1 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) XML

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (50.00%) MSTest
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Sybase