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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 24 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.88% - 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% - 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£200 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £339
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £44.09
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -1.33%
Test Automation
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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
83 77 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 73.45% 66.96% 63.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 25 104
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £278 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £24.75 £14.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.78% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 24 April 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 - 1 £200 -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 3 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Software Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management