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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank - - 28
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - - 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.37 £68.75
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -42.73%
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
113 46 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 79.02% 79.31% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 33 60
Median daily rate £373 £300 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.33% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £88 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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

Automated Testing
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) COM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) COM
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft