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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank - 18 27
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 1.22% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.82% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +97.18%
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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
79 55 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 71.17% 67.07% 50.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 14 44
Average daily rate £171 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.91% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £270 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £430 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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