Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 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 Strategy
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 72 40
Rank change year-on-year +36 -32 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 10 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 2.94% 0.74% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.39% 0.82% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
County Antrim median daily rate £349 £263 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.86% -38.24% -
Northern Ireland median daily rate £349 £263 £425
% change year-on-year +32.86% -38.24% -
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 295 489 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 86.76% 90.22% 80.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 375 155
County Antrim median daily rate £400 £416 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +18.86% +8.53%
10th Percentile £303 £301 £163
90th Percentile £513 £525 £438
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £413 £353
% change year-on-year -3.03% +17.02% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 24
County Antrim median hourly rate £33.00 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.00% +15.38% -14.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.85 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.20 £35.88 £35.15
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £26.50 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +76.67% +15.38% -14.75%

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
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 15 December 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 +35 10 £349 +32.86%
Test Strategy
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 6 (60.00%) Finance
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
2 4 (40.00%) Investment Banking
2 4 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) Front Office
2 4 (40.00%) Back Office
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (40.00%) REST
2 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) Matrix Organization
3 3 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) Wealth Management
3 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (20.00%) QA
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) .NET
5 1 (10.00%) ISEB
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Derivative
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Drupal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Back Office
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
2 4 (40.00%) Front Office
2 4 (40.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Automation Tester
1 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Manager
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Project Manager
1 3 (30.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) QA Manager
3 1 (10.00%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Derivative
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (30.00%) Matrix Organization
3 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) Wealth Management
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA