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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank - - 16
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim - - 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -16.16%
Test Automation
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
99 45 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 80.49% 67.16% 88.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 25 40
Median daily rate £300 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £93 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £575 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

The demand trend of contract jobs across the County Antrim region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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