Period
to 24 March 2019

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 24 March 2019 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
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 9 49
Rank change year-on-year -7 +40 -25
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 31 76 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 9.60% 17.84% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.03% 20.77% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 67 4
Belfast median daily rate £376 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.55% +6.67% +41.03%
10th Percentile £308 £256 £300
90th Percentile £418 £560 £419
County Antrim median daily rate £376 £440 £413
% change year-on-year -14.55% +6.67% +41.03%
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 281 366 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 87.00% 85.92% 83.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 258 262
Belfast median daily rate £400 £443 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.60% +12.60% +20.92%
10th Percentile £300 £265 £251
90th Percentile £485 £550 £549
County Antrim median daily rate £400 £443 £394
% change year-on-year -9.60% +12.31% +21.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 9
Belfast median hourly rate £15.63 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.76% +11.54% -14.75%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.45 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.63 £24.55 £15.79
County Antrim median hourly rate £15.63 £15.25 £13.00
% change year-on-year +2.46% +17.31% -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 24 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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 29 (93.55%) SQL
2 28 (90.32%) JavaScript
3 24 (77.42%) Finance
4 23 (74.19%) Banking
5 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (58.06%) TDD
6 17 (54.84%) QA
7 16 (51.61%) Unix
8 15 (48.39%) Java
9 14 (45.16%) Python
9 14 (45.16%) CSS
9 14 (45.16%) HP
9 14 (45.16%) Selenium
9 14 (45.16%) Time Management
9 14 (45.16%) TestComplete
9 14 (45.16%) Waterfall
9 14 (45.16%) AngularJS
10 13 (41.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 13 (41.94%) Grunt
10 13 (41.94%) Relational Database
10 13 (41.94%) Bower
10 13 (41.94%) Backbone.js
10 13 (41.94%) Spring Batch
10 13 (41.94%) Spring Integration
10 13 (41.94%) Gherkin
10 13 (41.94%) Jasmine
10 13 (41.94%) Cucumber
10 13 (41.94%) RESTful
10 13 (41.94%) Issue Tracking
10 13 (41.94%) HP ALM

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 13 (41.94%) WebLogic
1 13 (41.94%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (41.94%) DB2
1 13 (41.94%) DB2 UDB
1 13 (41.94%) RDBMS
1 13 (41.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (45.16%) Selenium
1 14 (45.16%) TestComplete
2 13 (41.94%) Bower
2 13 (41.94%) Cucumber
2 13 (41.94%) Eclipse
2 13 (41.94%) Grunt
2 13 (41.94%) Jasmine
2 13 (41.94%) JIRA
2 13 (41.94%) JUnit
3 7 (22.58%) Git (software)
3 7 (22.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (77.42%) Finance
2 23 (74.19%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Developer
2 13 (41.94%) Java Developer
2 13 (41.94%) Senior Developer
3 12 (38.71%) Senior Java Developer
4 6 (19.35%) Automation Tester
4 6 (19.35%) Tester
5 5 (16.13%) Test Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) QA Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) Unix Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) JavaScript Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) C++/C# Developer
8 1 (3.23%) IT Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Senior C++ Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (45.16%) AngularJS
1 14 (45.16%) CSS
2 13 (41.94%) Ajax
2 13 (41.94%) Backbone.js
2 13 (41.94%) Gherkin
2 13 (41.94%) Hibernate
2 13 (41.94%) JSP
2 13 (41.94%) RESTful
2 13 (41.94%) Spring
2 13 (41.94%) Spring Batch
2 13 (41.94%) Spring Integration
2 13 (41.94%) Struts
2 13 (41.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 13 (41.94%) Web Services
2 13 (41.94%) XML
3 2 (6.45%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (3.23%) .NET
4 1 (3.23%) HTML
4 1 (3.23%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.23%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (58.06%) TDD
2 14 (45.16%) Time Management
2 14 (45.16%) Waterfall
3 13 (41.94%) Issue Tracking
3 13 (41.94%) MVC
3 13 (41.94%) Project Management
3 13 (41.94%) Requirements Management
4 4 (12.90%) BDD
4 4 (12.90%) Functional Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
5 3 (9.68%) QA Automation
6 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
7 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.23%) Multithreading
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Refactoring
7 1 (3.23%) Test Management
7 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 29 (93.55%) SQL
2 28 (90.32%) JavaScript
3 15 (48.39%) Java
4 14 (45.16%) Python
5 7 (22.58%) VBScript
6 2 (6.45%) C#
7 1 (3.23%) C++
7 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (54.84%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) PMO
Systems Management
1 13 (41.94%) HP ALM
2 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) HP
2 13 (41.94%) Oracle