The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 16 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 17 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 6.54% 2.65% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.63% 4.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 0
Average daily rate
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£508 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +21.95%
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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
197 97 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 75.77% 64.24% 68.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 47 52
Average daily rate £493 £413 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.39% +15.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+244.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (82.35%) Supplier Management
2 14 (82.35%) QA
2 14 (82.35%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (82.35%) Waterfall
2 14 (82.35%) Scrum
3 13 (76.47%) Test Strategy
3 13 (76.47%) ISEB
4 12 (70.59%) PRINCE2
5 11 (64.71%) Test Scripting
6 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
7 8 (47.06%) Test Planning
7 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
8 3 (17.65%) SDLC
8 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
9 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
9 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
9 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
9 2 (11.76%) UNIX
9 2 (11.76%) CRM
9 2 (11.76%) ETL
9 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
9 2 (11.76%) Middleware
9 2 (11.76%) C#
9 2 (11.76%) HTML
9 2 (11.76%) SQL
9 2 (11.76%) .NET
9 2 (11.76%) MySQL

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
1 2 (11.76%) DB2
1 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
1 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.88%) Calabash
2 1 (5.88%) Appium
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) JBehave
2 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Test Manager
2 7 (41.18%) Test Leader
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) UAT Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Junior
4 1 (5.88%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) XML
1 2 (11.76%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (82.35%) Supplier Management
2 14 (82.35%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (82.35%) Scrum
2 14 (82.35%) Waterfall
3 13 (76.47%) Test Strategy
4 12 (70.59%) PRINCE2
5 11 (64.71%) Test Scripting
6 8 (47.06%) Test Planning
7 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (17.65%) SDLC
8 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (11.76%) CRM
8 2 (11.76%) ETL
8 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Test Management
9 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (5.88%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C#
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) ISEB
2 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
3 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (82.35%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
1 2 (11.76%) Sybase