Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Software Testing
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 53 58
Rank change year-on-year +8 +5 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.67% 1.03% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 1.30% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Merseyside median daily rate £363 £313 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.00% +11.61% +27.27%
10th Percentile £356 £267 £135
90th Percentile £369 £350 £311
North West median daily rate £295 £400 £330
% change year-on-year -26.25% +21.21% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £40.50 £42.86 -
% change year-on-year -5.50% - -

Software Testing 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 Merseyside with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 382 462 569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 85.84% 79.52% 80.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 299 326
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £231 £240 £191
90th Percentile £550 £588 £525
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 10
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £35.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -62.96% +133.97%
10th Percentile £10.70 £11.00 £12.70
90th Percentile £18.87 £27.85 £143.00
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £23.30 £33.50
% change year-on-year -7.72% -30.46% +76.32%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Merseyside

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Testing in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Merseyside

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southport +6 3 £363 +9.43%
Software Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) PHP
1 3 (100.00%) MySQL
1 3 (100.00%) Ant
1 3 (100.00%) JMeter
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
1 3 (100.00%) Marketing
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) WATIR
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Credit Risk
1 3 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) TortoiseSVN
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (100.00%) PuTTY
1 3 (100.00%) WinSCP
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree

Software Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) PuTTY
1 3 (100.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Ant
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) JMeter
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) TortoiseSVN
1 3 (100.00%) WATIR
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (100.00%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) PHP
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA