The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Merseyside region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 26 13 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 17 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.57% 8.54% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.73% 11.97% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 0
Average daily rate £310 £243 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +39.53%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
110 142 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 57.59% 71.36% 63.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 81 95
Average daily rate £400 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £238 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 12
Average hourly rate £21.75 - £21.86
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 - £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 - £28.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Liverpool -11 1 - - 4
Birkenhead - - - -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) TestComplete
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) TestComplete
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Web Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Web Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
3 1 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA