The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting 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 Test Scripting over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 38 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.57% 1.22% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 1.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £331
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -11.11%
Test Scripting
North West

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
277 158 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 72.70% 64.49% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 94 106
Average daily rate £350 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Average hourly rate £135.00 £26.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+409.43% +32.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Test Scripting
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 Test Scripting within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -5 5 £375 +44.23% 4
Southport - 1 - -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing Test Scripting 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 Scripting.

1 16 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (70.00%) ISEB
2 14 (70.00%) Test Strategy
3 13 (65.00%) QA
3 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (65.00%) Scrum
4 12 (60.00%) Supplier Management
4 12 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 12 (60.00%) Waterfall
5 11 (55.00%) PRINCE2
6 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
7 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
7 9 (45.00%) Test Planning
8 4 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Finance
9 3 (15.00%) Migration
9 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
9 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (10.00%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (10.00%) Test Management
10 2 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (10.00%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (10.00%) ERP
10 2 (10.00%) Oracle

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing Test Scripting 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 Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Test Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) UAT Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) UAT Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Integration Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) NHS
2 1 (5.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (70.00%) Test Strategy
3 13 (65.00%) Scrum
3 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (60.00%) Supplier Management
4 12 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 12 (60.00%) Waterfall
5 11 (55.00%) PRINCE2
6 9 (45.00%) Test Planning
7 4 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
8 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Migration
9 2 (10.00%) ERP
9 2 (10.00%) Test Management
9 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (5.00%) Software Delivery
10 1 (5.00%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) ISEB
2 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (65.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle
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