Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 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 January 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)
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 41 -
Rank change year-on-year -25 - +33
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 0.43% 1.50% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 1.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
County Antrim median daily rate £368 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.64% - -
Northern Ireland median daily rate £368 £275 -
% change year-on-year +33.64% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -
Northern Ireland 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 County Antrim with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
County Antrim
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 426 266 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 91.03% 79.64% 77.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 180 54
County Antrim median daily rate £420 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +10.77% +8.33%
10th Percentile £288 £213 £226
90th Percentile £538 £476 £475
Northern Ireland median daily rate £418 £363 £325
% change year-on-year +15.17% +11.54% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 2
County Antrim median hourly rate £16.00 £13.67 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.04% -10.36% +17.31%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £37.25 £42.50 £16.38
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +23.08% -14.75% +17.31%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in County Antrim

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in County Antrim

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in County Antrim over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in County Antrim

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the County Antrim region over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast -26 2 £368 +33.64% 1
Test Scripting
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) OOP
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) Dutch Language

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (50.00%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Test Lead
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) OOP
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP