Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 11 36
Rank change year-on-year 0 +25 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 45 128 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 13.64% 20.71% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.25% 23.32% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 120 2
Belfast median daily rate £412 £415 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.72% +44.35% -
10th Percentile £264 £385 £256
90th Percentile £499 £488 £329
County Antrim median daily rate £412 £415 £288
% change year-on-year -0.72% +44.35% -
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 277 549 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 83.94% 88.83% 83.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 444 109
Belfast median daily rate £422 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.30% +26.92% -
10th Percentile £275 £304 £163
90th Percentile £516 £500 £425
County Antrim median daily rate £422 £413 £325
% change year-on-year +2.30% +26.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 16
Belfast median hourly rate £27.50 £14.00 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.43% -10.40% +2.46%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.65 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £27.10 £18.00
County Antrim median hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +150.00% +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 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (62.22%) Finance
3 27 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 27 (60.00%) SQL
4 26 (57.78%) Java
5 25 (55.56%) Banking
6 21 (46.67%) TDD
7 20 (44.44%) Selenium
8 19 (42.22%) Oracle
8 19 (42.22%) DB2
9 18 (40.00%) Hibernate
9 18 (40.00%) MVC
9 18 (40.00%) RDBMS
9 18 (40.00%) Relational Database
10 17 (37.78%) AngularJS
10 17 (37.78%) JUnit
10 17 (37.78%) CSS
10 17 (37.78%) Cucumber
11 16 (35.56%) RESTful
11 16 (35.56%) Degree
11 16 (35.56%) Spring
12 15 (33.33%) WebSphere
12 15 (33.33%) Backbone.js
12 15 (33.33%) JSP
12 15 (33.33%) Web Services
12 15 (33.33%) XML
12 15 (33.33%) Eclipse
12 15 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 15 (33.33%) Grunt
13 14 (31.11%) Bower

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 15 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 14 (31.11%) WebLogic
3 4 (8.89%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) BrowserStack
2 1 (2.22%) npm
2 1 (2.22%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (42.22%) DB2
2 18 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 18 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 13 (28.89%) DB2 UDB
4 7 (15.56%) MongoDB
5 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
6 4 (8.89%) Big Data
6 4 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (44.44%) Selenium
2 17 (37.78%) Cucumber
2 17 (37.78%) JUnit
3 15 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 15 (33.33%) Grunt
4 14 (31.11%) Bower
4 14 (31.11%) Jasmine
5 10 (22.22%) Jenkins
5 10 (22.22%) JIRA
6 6 (13.33%) WebDriver
7 5 (11.11%) Git (software)
8 4 (8.89%) Maven
9 3 (6.67%) TestComplete
10 2 (4.44%) Ant
10 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (4.44%) TeamCity
11 1 (2.22%) Bitbucket
11 1 (2.22%) gulp
11 1 (2.22%) SonarQube
11 1 (2.22%) webpack
General
1 28 (62.22%) Finance
2 25 (55.56%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Front Office
3 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (57.78%) Developer
2 20 (44.44%) Java Developer
3 14 (31.11%) Tester
4 12 (26.67%) Automation Tester
5 10 (22.22%) Senior Developer
5 10 (22.22%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Talend Developer
7 3 (6.67%) DB2 Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.22%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.22%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (2.22%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Report Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (2.22%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 1 (2.22%) VB.NET Developer
8 1 (2.22%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.00%) Hibernate
2 17 (37.78%) AngularJS
2 17 (37.78%) CSS
3 16 (35.56%) RESTful
3 16 (35.56%) Spring
4 15 (33.33%) Backbone.js
4 15 (33.33%) JSP
4 15 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 15 (33.33%) Web Services
4 15 (33.33%) XML
5 14 (31.11%) Ajax
5 14 (31.11%) Gherkin
5 14 (31.11%) Struts
6 13 (28.89%) Spring Batch
6 13 (28.89%) Spring Integration
7 8 (17.78%) JMS
8 7 (15.56%) REST
9 5 (11.11%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (8.89%) Spring Boot
11 3 (6.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (15.56%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (8.89%) SWIFT
4 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.44%) Data Structures
5 2 (4.44%) Equities
5 2 (4.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Unix
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (46.67%) TDD
3 18 (40.00%) MVC
4 13 (28.89%) Project Management
4 13 (28.89%) Time Management
4 13 (28.89%) Waterfall
5 8 (17.78%) Manual Testing
6 6 (13.33%) Test Strategy
7 4 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.89%) Data Analysis
7 4 (8.89%) ETL
7 4 (8.89%) Issue Tracking
7 4 (8.89%) Requirements Management
8 3 (6.67%) BDD
8 3 (6.67%) Functional Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Multithreading
9 2 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (4.44%) Low Latency
9 2 (4.44%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 27 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 27 (60.00%) SQL
2 26 (57.78%) Java
3 9 (20.00%) Python
4 4 (8.89%) Bash Shell
4 4 (8.89%) C#
4 4 (8.89%) Korn
5 2 (4.44%) Java 8
6 1 (2.22%) C++
6 1 (2.22%) ES6
6 1 (2.22%) PHP
6 1 (2.22%) Ruby
6 1 (2.22%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (35.56%) Degree
2 4 (8.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.22%) ISEB
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 19 (42.22%) Oracle
2 4 (8.89%) HP
2 4 (8.89%) Talend
3 2 (4.44%) IBM
4 1 (2.22%) TIBCO