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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 17 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 2.22% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £250 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £343 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.31 £38.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+53.05% +0.64%
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
77 57 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 85.56% 69.51% 83.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 29 36
Median daily rate £325 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £150 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £525 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 £32.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.87% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) COM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) COM
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft