The table below looks at the statistics for Software 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 Software Testing over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank - 22 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim - 1.80% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.25 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+72.83% -40.87%
Software 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
78 75 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 76.47% 67.57% 59.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 35 32
Average daily rate £340 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the County Antrim region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast - - - - 1
Software Testing
Northern Ireland

Software Testing
Top 5 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation