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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 23 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 16 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.41% - 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.15% - 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 3
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£504 - £280
90% offered a daily rate of more than £490 - £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 - £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.75 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+14.01% -8.54%
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
260 116 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 71.63% 63.04% 69.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 58 84
Average daily rate £475 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £528 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £20.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 - 15 £504 -
Southport - 1 - -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 19 (86.36%) ISEB
2 18 (81.82%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (63.64%) QA
3 14 (63.64%) Scrum
4 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (54.55%) Test Automation
5 12 (54.55%) Waterfall
5 12 (54.55%) Test Strategy
5 12 (54.55%) Supplier Management
6 11 (50.00%) PRINCE2
7 10 (45.45%) Test Planning
8 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
9 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
9 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
9 7 (31.82%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
11 5 (22.73%) HP
11 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
11 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
13 3 (13.64%) System Testing
13 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
13 3 (13.64%) Migration
14 2 (9.09%) SQL
14 2 (9.09%) UNIX
14 2 (9.09%) CRM
14 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Test Manager
2 5 (22.73%) Test Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) UAT Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (63.64%) Scrum
3 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (54.55%) Supplier Management
4 12 (54.55%) Test Automation
4 12 (54.55%) Waterfall
4 12 (54.55%) Test Strategy
5 11 (50.00%) PRINCE2
6 10 (45.45%) Test Planning
7 7 (31.82%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
8 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
9 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
10 3 (13.64%) Migration
10 3 (13.64%) System Testing
10 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
11 2 (9.09%) CRM
11 2 (9.09%) SDLC
11 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
12 1 (4.55%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (86.36%) ISEB
2 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
5 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (63.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle