Period
to 24 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 6 months to 24 June 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 Strategy
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 46 -
Rank change year-on-year +3 - +28
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 0.54% 2.10% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 2.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% - -
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £275 -
% change year-on-year +50.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -

Test Strategy 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 294 315 465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 79.03% 82.68% 85.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 226 393
County Antrim median daily rate £394 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +9.09% +26.92%
10th Percentile £208 £278 £289
90th Percentile £538 £531 £498
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £450 £413
% change year-on-year -11.11% +9.09% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 6 4
County Antrim median hourly rate £13.63 £15.25 £12.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +18.33% -24.19%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.13 £10.60
90th Percentile £46.95 £29.25 £19.38
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £16.20 £15.25 £12.89
% change year-on-year +6.23% +18.33% -24.19%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in County Antrim

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in County Antrim

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in County Antrim over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in County Antrim

Test Strategy
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 Strategy within the County Antrim region over the 6 months to 24 June 2019. 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 +4 2 £413 +50.00%
Test Strategy
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) PMO
2 1 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS

Test Strategy
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 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP