The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the County Antrim region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank - 22 -
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim - 0.98% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 - £30.00
Manual Testing
Northern Ireland

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
73 76 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 82.95% 74.51% 68.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 37 21
Average daily rate £325 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £150 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

Manual Testing
Top 18 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim region citing Manual 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 Manual Testing.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
1 8 (100.00%) Defect Management
2 7 (87.50%) Non-Functional Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Data Validation
2 7 (87.50%) Banking
2 7 (87.50%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) VBScript
2 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 7 (87.50%) Validation
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (12.50%) DB2

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim region citing Manual 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 Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
General
1 7 (87.50%) Banking
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (62.50%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Testing Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Defect Management
2 7 (87.50%) Data Validation
2 7 (87.50%) Non-Functional Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Validation
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
1 7 (87.50%) Java
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
1 7 (87.50%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA