The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank - - 18
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland - - 3.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £387 £350
% change year-on-year +0.25% +10.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 194 98 96
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 85.09% 81.67% 80.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 45 54
Median daily rate £403 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.16% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £109 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Median hourly rate £16.81 £14.50 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.89% -88.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Northern Ireland

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Northern Ireland

Automated Testing
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Ab Initio
2 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 3 (75.00%) Korn
2 3 (75.00%) Metaprogramming
2 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (75.00%) Parallel Processing
2 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (75.00%) Resource Management
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) JMS
2 3 (75.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) DB2
3 1 (25.00%) TestNG
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) NUnit
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) VB

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 3 (75.00%) DB2
1 3 (75.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) NUnit
1 1 (25.00%) TestNG
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Ab Initio Developer
3 2 (50.00%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
3 2 (50.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Developer in Test
4 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) JMS
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Metaprogramming
1 3 (75.00%) Parallel Processing
1 3 (75.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (75.00%) Korn
1 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) VB
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Ab Initio
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle