Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automated Testing
Merseyside > Liverpool
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 28 49
Rank change year-on-year -2 +21 -22
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 13 23 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 3.48% 4.73% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.22% 5.81% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 1
Liverpool median daily rate £400 £394 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.59% +215.00% -74.62%
10th Percentile £309 £302 £113
90th Percentile £475 £485 £138
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -34.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Liverpool median hourly rate - - -
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Liverpool
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 308 396 385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 82.35% 81.48% 81.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 255 252
Liverpool median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.96% +6.34%
10th Percentile £213 £259 £239
90th Percentile £563 £550 £525
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £400 £367
% change year-on-year - +9.14% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 5
Liverpool median hourly rate £13.11 £13.00 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.85% -30.85% -37.73%
10th Percentile £12.03 £11.45 £10.70
90th Percentile £23.87 £20.05 £24.16
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.11 £13.25 £18.80
% change year-on-year -1.06% -29.52% -37.73%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Liverpool.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Liverpool

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in Liverpool.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Liverpool

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Liverpool over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Liverpool region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Selenium
3 7 (53.85%) QA
3 7 (53.85%) BDD
4 6 (46.15%) TDD
5 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (38.46%) Manual Testing
5 5 (38.46%) C#
5 5 (38.46%) SQL
5 5 (38.46%) Web Services
5 5 (38.46%) Scrum
6 4 (30.77%) JUnit
6 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
6 4 (30.77%) SpecFlow
6 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
6 4 (30.77%) NUnit
6 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
6 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
7 3 (23.08%) DevOps
7 3 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (23.08%) SDLC
7 3 (23.08%) API Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Traceability Matrix
7 3 (23.08%) Retail
7 3 (23.08%) Kanban
7 3 (23.08%) JIRA
7 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
7 3 (23.08%) SAP
7 3 (23.08%) Siebel

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) Apache Solr
1 2 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (15.38%) Mule
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) JUnit
2 4 (30.77%) NUnit
2 4 (30.77%) SpecFlow
2 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
3 3 (23.08%) JIRA
4 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
4 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
4 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (15.38%) JMeter
4 2 (15.38%) Maven
4 2 (15.38%) Mercurial
4 2 (15.38%) NeoLoad
4 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
5 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 1 (7.69%) eggPlant
5 1 (7.69%) Ranorex
General
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Automation Tester
1 5 (38.46%) Tester
2 4 (30.77%) Lead Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Agile Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Agile Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) Web Services
2 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
3 2 (15.38%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
3 2 (15.38%) CSS
3 2 (15.38%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (15.38%) GWT
3 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) JMS
3 2 (15.38%) JPA
3 2 (15.38%) JSON
3 2 (15.38%) RESTful
3 2 (15.38%) Sass
3 2 (15.38%) Spring
3 2 (15.38%) Spring Batch
3 2 (15.38%) Vaadin
3 2 (15.38%) XML
4 1 (7.69%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) BDD
3 6 (46.15%) TDD
4 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (38.46%) Manual Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Scrum
5 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
5 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
6 3 (23.08%) API Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (23.08%) DevOps
6 3 (23.08%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) Kanban
6 3 (23.08%) SDLC
6 3 (23.08%) Traceability Matrix
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (15.38%) Microservices
7 2 (15.38%) UML
8 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C#
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Kibana
1 2 (15.38%) logstash
2 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) SAP
1 3 (23.08%) Siebel
1 3 (23.08%) TIBCO
2 2 (15.38%) Apigee
2 2 (15.38%) Google
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) HP