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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 36 - 22
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.73% - 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% - 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £413 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £362
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +36.36%

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
179 67 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 77.49% 75.28% 73.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 29 41
Median daily rate £370 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £88
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim - 4 £413 - 1
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Ab Initio
2 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 3 (75.00%) Korn
2 3 (75.00%) Metaprogramming
2 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (75.00%) Parallel Processing
2 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (75.00%) Resource Management
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) JMS
2 3 (75.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) DB2
3 1 (25.00%) TestNG
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) NUnit
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) VB

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) DB2
1 3 (75.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) NUnit
1 1 (25.00%) TestNG
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Ab Initio Developer
3 2 (50.00%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
3 2 (50.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Developer in Test
4 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) JMS
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Metaprogramming
1 3 (75.00%) Parallel Processing
1 3 (75.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (75.00%) Korn
1 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) VB
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Ab Initio
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle