Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 52 41
Rank change year-on-year +12 -11 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 10 2 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.05% 0.33% 2.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 0.43% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 15
Merseyside median daily rate £325 £330 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% -15.38% +50.00%
10th Percentile £275 £320 £277
90th Percentile £394 £340 £665
North West median daily rate £338 £330 £400
% change year-on-year +2.27% -17.50% +24.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £24.43 £30.00
% change year-on-year +53.50% -18.57% -

Test Scripting 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 408 468 605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 83.78% 78.26% 79.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 290 312
Merseyside median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £249 £183
90th Percentile £538 £513 £540
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 5
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £22.42 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.02% +28.13% +12.90%
10th Percentile £10.21 £11.25 £11.20
90th Percentile £19.75 £30.76 £97.58
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +74.40%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Merseyside

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Merseyside

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Merseyside over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Merseyside

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Merseyside

Test Scripting
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 Test Scripting within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Liverpool +8 8 £350 +6.06% 1
Test Scripting
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 6 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) JIRA
2 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Stress Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (30.00%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Selenium
5 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (20.00%) F#
5 2 (20.00%) Smart Meter
5 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (20.00%) Legal
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) VBScript
5 2 (20.00%) HP
6 1 (10.00%) ISEB
6 1 (10.00%) 802.15
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
6 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
6 1 (10.00%) DNS

Test Scripting
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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) 802.15
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) IPv6
1 1 (10.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (20.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Front Office
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Private Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Legal Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) MiFID Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Process Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Stress Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
6 1 (10.00%) Logistics
6 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Open Source
6 1 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (10.00%) SDLC
6 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
6 1 (10.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) F#
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) MiFID
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) HP