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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 33 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.76% - 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% - 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£500 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £35.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-53.52% -3.37%
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
188 166 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 71.48% 71.86% 64.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 96 62
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £21.44 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.69% +42.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.00 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.88 £22.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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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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 - 2 £500 -
Birkenhead - - - -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (50.00%) Informatica
3 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (50.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (50.00%) ETL
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) CRM
3 2 (50.00%) Siebel
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (50.00%) Siebel EIM
3 2 (50.00%) Change Management
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (50.00%) Data Mapping
3 2 (50.00%) Database Tuning
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (50.00%) Siebel EIM
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Toad
1 1 (25.00%) JMeter
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
1 2 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (50.00%) ETL
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Data Mapping
1 2 (50.00%) Database Tuning
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) V-Model
2 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Informatica
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Siebel