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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 36 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.87% - 3.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% - 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Median daily rate £275 - £148
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £343
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £30.72
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +22.07%

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
178 71 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 77.39% 76.34% 74.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 30 42
Median daily rate £370 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £88
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Test Scripting Hourly 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 21 January 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 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) Electronics
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) Firmware
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (40.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint

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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
1 2 (40.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Electronics
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Banking Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Banking Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Business Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Project Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Performance Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (20.00%) Equities
3 1 (20.00%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) C++
1 2 (40.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft