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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank - 32 18
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool - 0.40% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.56% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £80 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.18%
Test Automation
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
197 180 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 83.12% 71.43% 75.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 103 59
Average daily rate £380 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £224 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £675 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £18.80 £51.67 £95.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.61% -45.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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