Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 - 37
Rank change year-on-year - +37 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 15 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 4.46% - 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.40% - 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 2
County Antrim median daily rate £373 - £425
Northern Ireland median daily rate £373 - £425
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 278 556 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 82.74% 88.96% 83.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 450 110
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +26.92% -
10th Percentile £274 £306 £163
90th Percentile £517 £500 £425
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £413 £330
% change year-on-year - +25.00% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 19
County Antrim median hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% +7.69% -14.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.65 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.30 £27.10 £18.00
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £27.50 £14.00 £13.63
% change year-on-year +96.43% +2.75% -10.66%

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 23 October 2018.

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 23 October 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 - 15 £373 - 1
Test Strategy
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 8 (53.33%) Business Analysis
3 7 (46.67%) Front Office
3 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) Banking
3 7 (46.67%) Investment Banking
3 7 (46.67%) Project Management
4 6 (40.00%) Back Office
4 6 (40.00%) Selenium
4 6 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
5 5 (33.33%) MongoDB
5 5 (33.33%) REST
5 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) Wealth Management
6 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
7 2 (13.33%) Derivative
8 1 (6.67%) Degree
8 1 (6.67%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (6.67%) QA
8 1 (6.67%) Electronic Trading
8 1 (6.67%) Java

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Selenium
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 7 (46.67%) Banking
2 7 (46.67%) Front Office
2 7 (46.67%) Investment Banking
3 6 (40.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 5 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 5 (33.33%) Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Project Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Project Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (13.33%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Business Analysis
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Project Management
3 6 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
4 5 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (26.67%) Wealth Management
6 1 (6.67%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA