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 3 months to 28 June 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 16 -
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast - 1.15% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £336
% change year-on-year -3.57% +4.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

Test Scripting is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 277 74 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 83.43% 85.06% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 100 135
Median daily rate £413 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £205 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £456 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 2
Median hourly rate £13.78 £17.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.97% -46.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting 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 Scripting.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware