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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank - - 21
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim - - 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
67 62 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 81.71% 68.89% 80.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 31 26
Median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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