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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 33 16 30
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +14
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.55% 6.85% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 8.24% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
Median daily rate £328 £405 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.13% +84.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £349
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £36.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.90% +21.66%

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
200 267 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 77.52% 83.18% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 154 95
Median daily rate £480 £416 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.31% +36.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £221 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 6
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 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £71.50 £16.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -17 4 £328 -19.13%
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting 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 Test Scripting.

1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) XML
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
1 2 (40.00%) JMeter
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) QA
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) Open Source
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (40.00%) SDLC
1 2 (40.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (20.00%) RPG IV
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) OS/400
2 1 (20.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) RPG

Test Scripting
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%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) JMeter
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Tester
2 2 (40.00%) QA Automation Tester
2 2 (40.00%) QA Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Automation Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Senior QA Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) AS400 Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (20.00%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (40.00%) Open Source
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) QA Automation
1 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) RPG
2 1 (20.00%) RPG IV
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP