Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 31 22
Rank change year-on-year +17 -9 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 52 50 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 13.72% 9.23% 4.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.77% 10.89% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 50 4
Belfast median daily rate £432 £413 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +41.03% -16.43%
10th Percentile £257 £405 £252
90th Percentile £576 £451 £338
County Antrim median daily rate £432 £413 £293
% change year-on-year +4.61% +41.03% -16.43%
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 310 459 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 81.79% 84.69% 83.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 387 80
Belfast median daily rate £450 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +26.92% +51.16%
10th Percentile £263 £289 £122
90th Percentile £540 £488 £439
County Antrim median daily rate £450 £413 £325
% change year-on-year +9.09% +26.92% +51.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Belfast median hourly rate £14.50 £12.89 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.51% -24.19% -2.86%
10th Percentile £13.35 £10.60 £13.75
90th Percentile £19.85 £19.38 £29.00
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.00 £12.89 £17.00
% change year-on-year +8.63% -24.19% -2.86%

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 15 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Belfast

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 34 (65.38%) Finance
2 32 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (61.54%) Java
3 27 (51.92%) Banking
4 21 (40.38%) Spring
5 19 (36.54%) OO
6 18 (34.62%) TDD
7 17 (32.69%) Data Structures
8 16 (30.77%) JavaScript
8 16 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (28.85%) Hibernate
9 15 (28.85%) Jenkins
10 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
10 14 (26.92%) Python
11 13 (25.00%) Oracle
11 13 (25.00%) JUnit
11 13 (25.00%) SQL
11 13 (25.00%) C#
11 13 (25.00%) Selenium
12 12 (23.08%) DB2
12 12 (23.08%) Deployment Automation
13 11 (21.15%) Relational Database
13 11 (21.15%) MVC
13 11 (21.15%) RDBMS
13 11 (21.15%) Git (software)
13 11 (21.15%) REST
14 10 (19.23%) Front Office
14 10 (19.23%) Degree
14 10 (19.23%) JSON
14 10 (19.23%) HTML

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 7 (13.46%) Apache Spark
2 5 (9.62%) WebLogic
2 5 (9.62%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.46%) npm
1 7 (13.46%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 12 (23.08%) DB2
3 11 (21.15%) RDBMS
3 11 (21.15%) Relational Database
4 7 (13.46%) Big Data
4 7 (13.46%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (13.46%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (7.69%) DB2 UDB
5 4 (7.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (28.85%) Jenkins
2 13 (25.00%) JUnit
2 13 (25.00%) Selenium
3 11 (21.15%) Git (software)
4 9 (17.31%) Maven
5 8 (15.38%) TeamCity
6 6 (11.54%) Grunt
6 6 (11.54%) JIRA
7 5 (9.62%) Bower
7 5 (9.62%) Cucumber
7 5 (9.62%) Eclipse
7 5 (9.62%) Jasmine
8 4 (7.69%) WebDriver
9 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.92%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.92%) gulp
10 1 (1.92%) SonarQube
10 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.92%) webpack
General
1 34 (65.38%) Finance
2 27 (51.92%) Banking
3 10 (19.23%) Front Office
4 2 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 40 (76.92%) Developer
2 27 (51.92%) Java Developer
3 12 (23.08%) Senior Developer
4 11 (21.15%) Senior Java Developer
5 9 (17.31%) Tester
6 8 (15.38%) Agile Developer
6 8 (15.38%) Agile Java Developer
6 8 (15.38%) Senior Agile Developer
6 8 (15.38%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 7 (13.46%) Talend Developer
8 6 (11.54%) Automation Tester
8 6 (11.54%) DB2 Developer
8 6 (11.54%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (7.69%) C# Developer
10 1 (1.92%) .NET Developer
10 1 (1.92%) C++ Developer
10 1 (1.92%) QA Engineer
10 1 (1.92%) Senior C# Developer
10 1 (1.92%) Senior C++ Developer
10 1 (1.92%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (40.38%) Spring
2 15 (28.85%) Hibernate
3 11 (21.15%) REST
4 10 (19.23%) HTML
4 10 (19.23%) JMS
4 10 (19.23%) JSON
4 10 (19.23%) Spring Boot
5 9 (17.31%) WPF
6 8 (15.38%) Akka
6 8 (15.38%) CSS
6 8 (15.38%) HTML5
6 8 (15.38%) Kafka
6 8 (15.38%) React
6 8 (15.38%) Redux
6 8 (15.38%) Zuul
7 7 (13.46%) AngularJS
7 7 (13.46%) RESTful
8 6 (11.54%) Web Services
8 6 (11.54%) XML
9 5 (9.62%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.69%) Data Structures
2 9 (17.31%) Computer Science
3 7 (13.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (9.62%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.77%) SWIFT
6 2 (3.85%) Equities
6 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Linux
1 2 (3.85%) Unix
1 2 (3.85%) Windows
2 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (36.54%) OO
3 18 (34.62%) TDD
4 16 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (23.08%) Deployment Automation
6 11 (21.15%) MVC
7 10 (19.23%) Functional Programming
8 8 (15.38%) SOLID
8 8 (15.38%) Unit Testing
9 7 (13.46%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (13.46%) Data Analysis
9 7 (13.46%) Garbage Collection
9 7 (13.46%) Multithreading
10 6 (11.54%) Electronic Trading
10 6 (11.54%) Low Latency
10 6 (11.54%) Manual Testing
11 4 (7.69%) ETL
11 4 (7.69%) Test Strategy
11 4 (7.69%) Time Management
11 4 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 32 (61.54%) Java
2 16 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 14 (26.92%) Python
4 13 (25.00%) C#
4 13 (25.00%) SQL
5 9 (17.31%) Java 8
6 7 (13.46%) Bash Shell
6 7 (13.46%) ES6
6 7 (13.46%) Korn
6 7 (13.46%) TypeScript
7 4 (7.69%) C++
8 1 (1.92%) BrightScript
8 1 (1.92%) C
8 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) Degree
2 8 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Docker
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) Oracle
2 7 (13.46%) Talend
3 6 (11.54%) FXall
3 6 (11.54%) Reuters
4 2 (3.85%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.92%) IBM
5 1 (1.92%) Roku