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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.88 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-11.43% +55.74%
Software Testing
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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
81 66 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 70.43% 70.97% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 25 44
Average daily rate £250 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £260 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -58.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 Software Testing within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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
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Job
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Software Testing
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