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 29 August 2016 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank - 37 30
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 0 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 1.59% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.11% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £300 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.69 £30.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+10.44% +8.92%
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
213 285 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 77.17% 75.40% 68.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 143 102
Median daily rate £400 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Median hourly rate £15.00 £135.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.88% +409.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £47.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £135.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.53 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.26% +26.36%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, 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 (66.67%) PL/SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) CRM
1 2 (66.67%) Siebel
1 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Informatica
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Siebel EIM
1 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Data Mapping
1 2 (66.67%) Database Tuning
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel

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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Siebel EIM
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Data Migration Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) CRM Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ETL Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Graduate
2 1 (33.33%) Graduate Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Graduate Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Junior
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Siebel Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) CRM
1 2 (66.67%) Data Mapping
1 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
1 2 (66.67%) Database Tuning
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Informatica
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Siebel