Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 34 -
Rank change year-on-year -41 - -
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 0.68% 1.87% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 2.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Belfast median daily rate £403 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.85% - -
County Antrim median daily rate £403 £325 -
% change year-on-year +23.85% - -
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 527 212 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 89.78% 79.40% 71.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 128 52
Belfast median daily rate £413 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +8.53% +2.38%
10th Percentile £303 £138 £100
90th Percentile £501 £425 £525
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £350 £323
% change year-on-year +17.86% +8.53% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 2
Belfast median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.75% -6.56% +17.31%
10th Percentile £10.45 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £23.75 £18.00 £16.38
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.00 £13.63 £15.25
% change year-on-year +2.75% -10.66% +17.31%

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 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Belfast

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) Reference Data
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Change Control
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) OOP
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) Dutch Language
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner

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 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Dutch Language
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Banking Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Data Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Change Control
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) OOP
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP