The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank - - 19
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - - 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+36.98% -2.66%
Test Automation
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
82 82 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 82.00% 77.36% 68.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 44 18
Average daily rate £325 £168 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.02% -44.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £88 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £125.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland