Period
to 21 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 21 July 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 33 31
Rank change year-on-year -43 -2 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.34% 0.83% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 1.02% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Northern Ireland median daily rate £403 £293 £146
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.61% +100.00% -58.21%
10th Percentile £400 £261 £140
90th Percentile £407 £330 £150
UK median daily rate £372 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £36.25 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -7.05% +11.43% +5.26%

Test Scripting 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 502 196 148
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 85.37% 80.99% 73.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 95 76
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £325 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% +36.84% -32.14%
10th Percentile £300 £163 £114
90th Percentile £488 £475 £494
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 6
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £17.69 £13.50 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.06% -45.45% +76.79%
10th Percentile £14.21 £10.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £20.87 £20.88 £84.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +7.08%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Northern Ireland

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Northern Ireland

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 21 July 2017. 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
County Antrim -47 2 £403 +37.61% 4
Test Scripting
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Reference Data
1 2 (100.00%) Change Control
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking

Test Scripting
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Banking Business Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Data Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (100.00%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Change Control
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft