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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 25 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 0.81% - 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% - 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £42.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+22.35% -46.87%
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
102 48 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 82.26% 72.73% 81.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 28 48
Median daily rate £300 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £91 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £575 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 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