Period
to 19 March 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 19 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 58 49
Rank change year-on-year +16 -9 -
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 1.28% 0.23% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 0.27% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Belfast median daily rate £325 £460 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.35% +67.27% -
10th Percentile £313 £430 £263
90th Percentile £338 £490 £398
County Antrim median daily rate £325 £460 £275
% change year-on-year -29.35% +67.27% -
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 272 375 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 86.90% 86.81% 83.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 268 256
Belfast median daily rate £400 £440 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +12.75% +20.08%
10th Percentile £303 £276 £250
90th Percentile £488 £550 £550
County Antrim median daily rate £400 £440 £393
% change year-on-year -9.09% +11.96% +20.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 8
Belfast median hourly rate £17.75 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.39% +17.31% -14.75%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.05 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.38 £26.95 £13.75
County Antrim median hourly rate £17.75 £16.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +10.94% +23.08% -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 19 March 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 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) Star Schema
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) PMO
3 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) QlikView
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System

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 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (50.00%) Star Schema
2 1 (25.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Project Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QlikView Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Financial Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (50.00%) Kimball Methodology
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PMO
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) SAP