Period
to 23 August 2019

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 23 August 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 44 79
Rank change year-on-year +2 +35 -49
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 1.43% 2.31% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 2.84% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
Belfast median daily rate £325 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.13% -3.13% +53.85%
10th Percentile £313 £370 £290
90th Percentile £419 £394 £406
County Antrim median daily rate £325 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -16.13% -3.13% +53.85%
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 332 282 496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 79.24% 81.27% 86.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 212 420
Belfast median daily rate £421 £432 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +4.61% +30.95%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £312
90th Percentile £588 £516 £489
County Antrim median daily rate £421 £432 £413
% change year-on-year -2.38% +4.61% +30.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 5
Belfast median hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.55% +96.43% -11.11%
10th Percentile £10.49 £15.00 £13.63
90th Percentile £17.38 £40.00 £19.37
County Antrim median hourly rate £12.75 £27.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -53.64% +96.43% -1.75%

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

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Belfast over the 6 months to 23 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Belfast

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, 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 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (66.67%) Star Schema
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (66.67%) QlikView
2 4 (66.67%) Kimball Methodology
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (66.67%) QlikView
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (66.67%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
1 4 (66.67%) Data Modelling
1 4 (66.67%) Kimball Methodology
1 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) HP