The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 25 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 0.87% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.75 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+96.42% -12.50%
Automated Testing
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
79 66 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 68.70% 66.00% 61.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 30 40
Average daily rate £308 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.03% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Automated Testing
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA