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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 20 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 5 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 5.21% - 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.25% - 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£350 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.45% -1.25%
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
80 38 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 83.33% 55.88% 60.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 14 59
Average daily rate £200 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £223 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Belfast region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) DB2
1 5 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 5 (100.00%) Ab Initio
1 5 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (80.00%) Parallel Processing
2 4 (80.00%) Metaprogramming
2 4 (80.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (80.00%) Banking
2 4 (80.00%) Korn
2 4 (80.00%) Resource Management
2 4 (80.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) JMS
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) FTP
4 2 (40.00%) Project Management
4 2 (40.00%) Control-M
4 2 (40.00%) ActionScript
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) Time Management
4 2 (40.00%) Data Mapping
4 2 (40.00%) DB2 UDB
4 2 (40.00%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (40.00%) SWIFT
4 2 (40.00%) ActionScript 2.0

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) DB2
1 5 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 5 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (40.00%) DB2 UDB
General
1 4 (80.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
1 5 (100.00%) Ab Initio Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
1 4 (80.00%) XML
1 4 (80.00%) JMS
2 2 (40.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Resource Management
1 4 (80.00%) Metaprogramming
1 4 (80.00%) Parallel Processing
2 2 (40.00%) Time Management
2 2 (40.00%) Data Mapping
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Shell Script
1 4 (80.00%) Korn
1 4 (80.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) ActionScript
3 2 (40.00%) ActionScript 2.0
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) Ab Initio