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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 19 32 23
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 21 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.52% 1.92% 2.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.24% 2.69% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
Average daily rate £450 £220 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+104.54% -45.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £61.15
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -46.85%
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
255 223 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 79.19% 71.25% 59.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 103 59
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.50 £16.50 £66.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +10 21 £450 +104.54% 2
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 25 (78.13%) Oracle
2 24 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 23 (71.88%) SC Cleared
3 23 (71.88%) Finance
4 22 (68.75%) Oracle ERP
4 22 (68.75%) ERP
4 22 (68.75%) Oracle EBS R12
4 22 (68.75%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (21.88%) Waterfall
6 6 (18.75%) SQL
6 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 5 (15.63%) CRM
7 5 (15.63%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (9.38%) Case Management
8 3 (9.38%) Migration
8 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Siebel
8 3 (9.38%) EAI
8 3 (9.38%) Data Modelling
8 3 (9.38%) Web Services
8 3 (9.38%) Unix
9 2 (6.25%) E-business
10 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (3.13%) Security Testing
10 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (3.13%) MSTest

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 22 (68.75%) Oracle EBS R12
1 22 (68.75%) Oracle ERP
1 22 (68.75%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (15.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MSTest
1 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (71.88%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Tester
2 11 (34.38%) Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Analyst Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Oracle Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Procurement Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Applications Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Siebel Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Test Specialist
6 2 (6.25%) E-Business Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) ERP Specialist
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle Specialist
7 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Test Automation Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) ERP
2 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.88%) Waterfall
3 5 (15.63%) CRM
4 3 (9.38%) Case Management
4 3 (9.38%) Data Modelling
4 3 (9.38%) EAI
4 3 (9.38%) Migration
4 3 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
5 2 (6.25%) E-business
6 1 (3.13%) Information Assurance
6 1 (3.13%) Scrum
6 1 (3.13%) Security Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.13%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (71.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) ISEB
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 25 (78.13%) Oracle
2 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) Siebel