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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 23 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.94% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.17% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.75 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+96.42% -7.89%
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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
96 65 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 70.59% 60.19% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 30 42
Average daily rate £300 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Automated Testing also 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 that cited Automated Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) XML
1 3 (75.00%) Bluetooth
1 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) JSON
1 3 (75.00%) Release Management
1 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Android
1 3 (75.00%) RESTful
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (75.00%) MonkeyTalk
1 3 (75.00%) Android Development
1 3 (75.00%) iOS Development
1 3 (75.00%) iBeacon
2 2 (50.00%) RestKit
2 2 (50.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) Maven
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Automated Testing also 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 that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Bluetooth
1 3 (75.00%) iBeacon
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MonkeyTalk
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) iOS Developer
3 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) XML
1 3 (75.00%) JSON
1 3 (75.00%) RESTful
2 2 (50.00%) RestKit
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Android
1 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) Release Management
1 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Android Development
1 3 (75.00%) iOS Development
2 2 (50.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA