Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 2017 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 39 -
Rank change year-on-year +31 - +33
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 137 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 25.90% 1.34% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.90% 1.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 125 4 0
Belfast median daily rate £420 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% - -
County Antrim median daily rate £425 £413 -
% change year-on-year +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 474 236 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 89.60% 79.19% 72.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 151 49
Belfast median daily rate £416 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.35% +4.62% +8.33%
10th Percentile £301 £163 £99
90th Percentile £533 £430 £480
County Antrim median daily rate £420 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +23.53% +4.62% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 2
Belfast median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -14.75% +17.31%
10th Percentile £10.45 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £24.55 £18.00 £16.38
County Antrim median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +15.38% -14.75% +17.31%

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 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Belfast

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 106 (77.37%) Finance
2 97 (70.80%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (70.07%) Banking
4 86 (62.77%) Java
5 78 (56.93%) Data Structures
6 54 (39.42%) OO
6 54 (39.42%) Functional Programming
7 51 (37.23%) Investment Banking
8 50 (36.50%) TDD
9 35 (25.55%) Low Latency
10 31 (22.63%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (22.63%) JavaScript
10 31 (22.63%) SQL
11 29 (21.17%) C#
11 29 (21.17%) C++
11 29 (21.17%) Visual Studio
11 29 (21.17%) Multithreading
11 29 (21.17%) Performance Improvement
11 29 (21.17%) Asynchronous Programming
12 23 (16.79%) Refactoring
12 23 (16.79%) AngularJS
13 20 (14.60%) XML
14 18 (13.14%) Spring
14 18 (13.14%) Hibernate
14 18 (13.14%) JUnit
14 18 (13.14%) RESTful
14 18 (13.14%) QA
15 17 (12.41%) WebSphere
15 17 (12.41%) Waterfall
15 17 (12.41%) Cucumber

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 (12.41%) WebLogic
1 17 (12.41%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.65%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.41%) DB2
2 16 (11.68%) DB2 UDB
2 16 (11.68%) RDBMS
2 16 (11.68%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.65%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 29 (21.17%) Visual Studio
2 18 (13.14%) JUnit
3 17 (12.41%) Bower
3 17 (12.41%) Cucumber
3 17 (12.41%) Eclipse
3 17 (12.41%) Grunt
3 17 (12.41%) Jasmine
4 15 (10.95%) Selenium
5 12 (8.76%) JIRA
6 6 (4.38%) Hudson
6 6 (4.38%) Jenkins
7 5 (3.65%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.73%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.73%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.73%) LoadRunner
General
1 106 (77.37%) Finance
2 96 (70.07%) Banking
3 51 (37.23%) Investment Banking
4 11 (8.03%) Front Office
5 1 (0.73%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 104 (75.91%) Developer
2 75 (54.74%) Java Developer
3 74 (54.01%) Senior Developer
4 55 (40.15%) Senior Java Developer
5 49 (35.77%) Agile Developer
5 49 (35.77%) Agile Java Developer
6 48 (35.04%) Investment Banking Java Developer
6 48 (35.04%) Senior Agile Developer
6 48 (35.04%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 48 (35.04%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
7 29 (21.17%) C# Developer
8 24 (17.52%) C++ Developer
8 24 (17.52%) C++/C# Developer
9 20 (14.60%) Tester
10 19 (13.87%) Senior C# Developer
10 19 (13.87%) Senior C++ Developer
11 13 (9.49%) Automation Tester
12 7 (5.11%) Analyst
12 7 (5.11%) Manual Tester
12 7 (5.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.79%) AngularJS
2 20 (14.60%) XML
3 18 (13.14%) Hibernate
3 18 (13.14%) RESTful
3 18 (13.14%) Spring
4 17 (12.41%) Ajax
4 17 (12.41%) Backbone.js
4 17 (12.41%) CSS
4 17 (12.41%) Gherkin
4 17 (12.41%) JSP
4 17 (12.41%) Spring Integration
4 17 (12.41%) Struts
4 17 (12.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 17 (12.41%) Web Services
5 12 (8.76%) FIX Protocol
6 10 (7.30%) REST
7 6 (4.38%) Spring Batch
8 5 (3.65%) JMS
9 4 (2.92%) JSON
9 4 (2.92%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 78 (56.93%) Data Structures
2 14 (10.22%) Derivative
3 12 (8.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (5.84%) Mobile App
5 7 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.65%) SWIFT
7 4 (2.92%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.46%) User Experience
9 1 (0.73%) Equities
9 1 (0.73%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.03%) Unix
2 2 (1.46%) Windows
3 1 (0.73%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (70.80%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (39.42%) Functional Programming
2 54 (39.42%) OO
3 50 (36.50%) TDD
4 35 (25.55%) Low Latency
5 31 (22.63%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (21.17%) Asynchronous Programming
6 29 (21.17%) Multithreading
6 29 (21.17%) Performance Improvement
7 23 (16.79%) Refactoring
8 17 (12.41%) MVC
8 17 (12.41%) Waterfall
9 14 (10.22%) Functional Testing
9 14 (10.22%) Non-Functional Testing
10 12 (8.76%) Risk Management
11 10 (7.30%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (5.11%) Project Management
12 7 (5.11%) Time Management
13 6 (4.38%) Performance Testing
13 6 (4.38%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (62.77%) Java
2 31 (22.63%) JavaScript
2 31 (22.63%) SQL
3 29 (21.17%) C#
3 29 (21.17%) C++
4 9 (6.57%) Ruby
5 6 (4.38%) Python
5 6 (4.38%) R
6 4 (2.92%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (10.95%) Degree
2 10 (7.30%) ISEB
2 10 (7.30%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (12.41%) Oracle
2 11 (8.03%) HP
3 3 (2.19%) TIBCO