The table below looks at the statistics for Software 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 Software Testing over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank - 18 22
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 0.96% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.12% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
- -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +92.00%
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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
48 89 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 64.00% 85.58% 70.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 45 41
Average daily rate £400 £381 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +27.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Northern Ireland region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Software Testing
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle ADF
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
General
1 1 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Junior
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Junior Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Junior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle