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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
North West / Merseyside
Rank - - 32
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - - 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £220
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -17.14%

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
200 277 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 79.05% 81.95% 71.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 164 94
Median daily rate £480 £425 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.94% +39.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 4
Median hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.75% +166.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £32.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £71.50 £16.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Software Testing
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 6 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) Ruby
2 5 (83.33%) JIRA
2 5 (83.33%) Cucumber
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
2 5 (83.33%) Gherkin
2 5 (83.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (83.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Document Composition
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Cucumber
1 5 (83.33%) Git (software)
1 5 (83.33%) Jenkins
1 5 (83.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Specialist
1 2 (33.33%) QA Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) QA Specialist
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Hardware Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Tester
2 1 (16.67%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) QA Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) BDD
1 5 (83.33%) Continuous Delivery
1 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Document Composition
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft