The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
North West / Merseyside
Rank - - 36
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - - 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £42.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-41.52% +22.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
255 242 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 82.52% 78.57% 72.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 151 116
Median daily rate £468 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £40.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.50% +142.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Testing across the Merseyside region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Software Testing
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) Ruby
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (80.00%) Gherkin
2 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Document Composition

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) QA Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Hardware Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Tester
2 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) BDD
1 4 (80.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Document Composition
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
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