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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 28 33 26
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.74% 1.04% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 1.33% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Median daily rate - £475 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +53.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £20.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-25.75% -44.82%
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
180 226 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 78.26% 78.47% 70.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 122 82
Median daily rate £400 £330 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -9.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £135 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £750 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Median hourly rate £15.00 £135.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.88% +409.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £47.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £135.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Liverpool region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 August 2016, 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
1 4 (80.00%) XML
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (40.00%) Mingle
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (40.00%) Line Management
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) J2EE
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (40.00%) Siebel
2 2 (40.00%) EAI
2 2 (40.00%) FTP
2 2 (40.00%) HTTP
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) ColdFusion

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) FTP
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Graduate
2 1 (20.00%) Graduate Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Graduate Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Junior
2 1 (20.00%) Junior Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Junior Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
1 4 (80.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (40.00%) EAI
1 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Line Management
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) SDLC
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Test Management
1 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Siebel Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Siebel
2 2 (40.00%) Sony