The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 22 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 2.06% - 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% - 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£175 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £79.25 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-58.99% +128.05%
Tester
Northern Ireland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the County Antrim region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
85 65 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 87.63% 87.84% 88.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 27 78
Average daily rate £168 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.24% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the County Antrim region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

Tester
Top 8 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP