The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting 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 Scripting over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 39 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.86% - 5.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% - 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Median daily rate £275 - £148
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.88 £43.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-19.82% +20.00%

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
193 98 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 82.83% 83.76% 85.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 47 50
Median daily rate £375 £300 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £109 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £10.00 £40.00 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.00% -68.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim - 2 £275 - 1
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Python
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
1 2 (66.67%) Electronics
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Firmware
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Mathematics
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (66.67%) Electronics
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Software Test Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Performance Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Firmware