The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank - 20 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 3.51% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 4.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate - £363 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +7.14%
Automated Testing
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
80 85 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 80.81% 74.56% 69.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 38 28
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £150 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £435 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% +128.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Northern Ireland region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland