Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 6 months to 13 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 78 37
Rank change year-on-year +42 -41 -
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.67% 0.74% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% 0.82% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Belfast median daily rate £388 £403 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.73% +17.52% -
10th Percentile £338 £304 £255
90th Percentile £394 £465 £425
County Antrim median daily rate £388 £403 £343
% change year-on-year -3.73% +17.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate - - -
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -

Test Scripting 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 294 489 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 87.24% 90.39% 81.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 377 142
Belfast median daily rate £400 £416 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +18.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £300 £302 £163
90th Percentile £515 £525 £437
County Antrim median daily rate £400 £416 £350
% change year-on-year -3.85% +18.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 18
Belfast median hourly rate £33.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.71% +7.69% -14.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.05 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.50 £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 Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Belfast

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Belfast

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting 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 Scripting.

1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Banking
2 5 (55.56%) Investment Banking
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) Front Office
4 3 (33.33%) Back Office
4 3 (33.33%) Wealth Management
5 2 (22.22%) Fixed Income
5 2 (22.22%) Equities
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (11.11%) SAP
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft

Test Scripting
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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Banking
2 5 (55.56%) Investment Banking
3 3 (33.33%) Back Office
3 3 (33.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) Business Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Project Manager
3 3 (33.33%) Salesforce Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Salesforce Business Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Senior Manager
3 3 (33.33%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (22.22%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Banking Business Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Product Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Product Business Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Project Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) SAP Financial Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Equities
2 2 (22.22%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
2 3 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 3 (33.33%) Wealth Management
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) SAP