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 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 19 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 4 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.39% - 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.40% - 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£363 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 - £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
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
91 62 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 77.12% 62.63% 60.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 25 87
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £279 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £378 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim - 4 £363 - 1
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 7 (87.50%) XML
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) DB2
2 5 (62.50%) RDBMS
2 5 (62.50%) Ab Initio
2 5 (62.50%) Relational Database
3 4 (50.00%) Parallel Processing
3 4 (50.00%) Metaprogramming
3 4 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (50.00%) Banking
3 4 (50.00%) Korn
3 4 (50.00%) Resource Management
3 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (50.00%) JMS
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) Bluetooth
4 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
4 3 (37.50%) Release Management
4 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) JSON
4 3 (37.50%) Android
4 3 (37.50%) RESTful
4 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
4 3 (37.50%) MonkeyTalk
4 3 (37.50%) Android Development

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Bluetooth
1 3 (37.50%) iBeacon
2 2 (25.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (62.50%) DB2
1 5 (62.50%) RDBMS
1 5 (62.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (25.00%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MonkeyTalk
2 1 (12.50%) Maven
General
1 4 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Ab Initio Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (25.00%) iOS Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) XML
2 4 (50.00%) JMS
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) RESTful
3 3 (37.50%) JSON
4 2 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (25.00%) RestKit
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Android
1 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Resource Management
1 4 (50.00%) Metaprogramming
1 4 (50.00%) Parallel Processing
2 3 (37.50%) Android Development
2 3 (37.50%) iOS Development
2 3 (37.50%) Release Management
2 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Refactoring
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Time Management
3 2 (25.00%) Data Mapping
4 1 (12.50%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 4 (50.00%) Korn
1 4 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) ActionScript
3 2 (25.00%) ActionScript 2.0
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
1 5 (62.50%) Ab Initio