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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank - - 21
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - - 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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
84 60 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 82.35% 69.77% 82.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 28 38
Median daily rate £375 £450 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Median hourly rate £17.00 £32.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.87% +128.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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