The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting 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 Test Scripting over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank - 16 23
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast - 1.39% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.89% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £260 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%
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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 53 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 75.24% 73.61% 56.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 20 48
Average daily rate £264 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.08% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £192 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -58.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast