The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank - - 15
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim - - 6.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.64% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £38.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +32.75%
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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 County Antrim region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39 79 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 69.64% 76.70% 66.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 44 35
Average daily rate £285 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £257 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim