Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automated Testing
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 8 40
Rank change year-on-year -3 +32 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 44 136 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 13.25% 25.19% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.28% 27.87% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 124 2
Belfast median daily rate £412 £420 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +1.82% -
10th Percentile £289 £304 £406
90th Percentile £449 £513 £419
County Antrim median daily rate £412 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -3.06% +3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate - - -
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 288 488 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 86.75% 90.37% 81.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 377 144
Belfast median daily rate £400 £416 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +18.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £299 £302 £163
90th Percentile £515 £525 £438
County Antrim median daily rate £400 £416 £350
% change year-on-year -3.85% +18.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 18
Belfast median hourly rate £26.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.29% +7.69% -14.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.05 £10.00
90th Percentile £42.25 £26.25 £18.00
County Antrim median hourly rate £33.00 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +135.71% +7.69% -14.75%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Belfast

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Belfast

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Belfast over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Belfast

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 36 (81.82%) SQL
2 34 (77.27%) JavaScript
3 30 (68.18%) Finance
4 28 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (59.09%) Banking
6 23 (52.27%) Java
7 22 (50.00%) TDD
7 22 (50.00%) Selenium
8 19 (43.18%) Cucumber
9 17 (38.64%) MVC
9 17 (38.64%) Ajax
9 17 (38.64%) WebSphere
9 17 (38.64%) Oracle
9 17 (38.64%) JUnit
9 17 (38.64%) DB2
9 17 (38.64%) CSS
9 17 (38.64%) JSP
9 17 (38.64%) Eclipse
9 17 (38.64%) RDBMS
9 17 (38.64%) Struts
9 17 (38.64%) Web Services
9 17 (38.64%) XML
9 17 (38.64%) Backbone.js
9 17 (38.64%) RESTful
9 17 (38.64%) Gherkin
9 17 (38.64%) AngularJS
9 17 (38.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 17 (38.64%) Relational Database
10 16 (36.36%) Bower
10 16 (36.36%) Jasmine

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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:

Application Platforms
1 17 (38.64%) WebSphere
2 16 (36.36%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (38.64%) DB2
1 17 (38.64%) RDBMS
1 17 (38.64%) Relational Database
2 16 (36.36%) DB2 UDB
3 7 (15.91%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (50.00%) Selenium
2 19 (43.18%) Cucumber
3 17 (38.64%) Eclipse
3 17 (38.64%) JUnit
4 16 (36.36%) Bower
4 16 (36.36%) Grunt
4 16 (36.36%) Jasmine
5 12 (27.27%) JIRA
6 11 (25.00%) TestComplete
7 6 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (11.36%) Git (software)
9 3 (6.82%) WebDriver
10 2 (4.55%) Ant
10 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
10 2 (4.55%) Maven
11 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (68.18%) Finance
2 26 (59.09%) Banking
3 3 (6.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 19 (43.18%) Developer
2 17 (38.64%) Java Developer
3 15 (34.09%) Tester
4 14 (31.82%) Automation Tester
5 13 (29.55%) Senior Developer
5 13 (29.55%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) QA Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) JavaScript Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) QA Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Unix Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) C# WPF Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Exploratory Tester
9 1 (2.27%) IT Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 1 (2.27%) Selenium Tester
9 1 (2.27%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 1 (2.27%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (38.64%) Ajax
1 17 (38.64%) AngularJS
1 17 (38.64%) Backbone.js
1 17 (38.64%) CSS
1 17 (38.64%) Gherkin
1 17 (38.64%) JSP
1 17 (38.64%) RESTful
1 17 (38.64%) Struts
1 17 (38.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 17 (38.64%) Web Services
1 17 (38.64%) XML
2 16 (36.36%) Hibernate
2 16 (36.36%) Spring
2 16 (36.36%) Spring Batch
2 16 (36.36%) Spring Integration
3 7 (15.91%) REST
4 5 (11.36%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (9.09%) JMS
6 2 (4.55%) WCF
6 2 (4.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Enterprise Software
1 7 (15.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (9.09%) SWIFT
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (50.00%) TDD
3 17 (38.64%) MVC
4 16 (36.36%) Project Management
4 16 (36.36%) Time Management
4 16 (36.36%) Waterfall
5 10 (22.73%) Issue Tracking
5 10 (22.73%) Requirements Management
6 8 (18.18%) Manual Testing
7 6 (13.64%) Computer Science
7 6 (13.64%) Test Strategy
8 4 (9.09%) BDD
8 4 (9.09%) ETL
8 4 (9.09%) Functional Testing
8 4 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Regression Testing
10 2 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (4.55%) QA Automation
11 1 (2.27%) Exploratory Testing
11 1 (2.27%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (81.82%) SQL
2 34 (77.27%) JavaScript
3 23 (52.27%) Java
4 11 (25.00%) Python
5 5 (11.36%) VBScript
6 3 (6.82%) C#
7 1 (2.27%) Ruby
7 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (34.09%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) ISEB
2 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (34.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) Oracle
2 10 (22.73%) HP
3 1 (2.27%) IBM