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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 21 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 1.18% - 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% - 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£200 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -1.23%
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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
72 44 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 84.71% 57.14% 60.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 15 60
Average daily rate £200 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £185 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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

Test Automation
Top 3 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Software Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management