The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting 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 Scripting over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Northern Ireland / County Antrim
Rank 36 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 0.91% - 3.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% - 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £275 - £150
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £343
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £37.00 £30.72
% change year-on-year
-9.45% +20.44%

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
171 57 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 77.73% 72.15% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 24 37
Median daily rate £370 £388 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +55.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £88
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

The demand trend of contract jobs across the County Antrim region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast - 2 £275 -
Test Scripting
Northern Ireland

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the County Antrim region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
2 2 (33.33%) Electronics
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) Firmware
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) Fixed Income
2 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Equities
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
1 2 (33.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Electronics
2 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Business Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Project Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Banking Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Service Performance Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Equities
2 2 (33.33%) Fixed Income
2 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft