The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 14 19 22
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing QA 21 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 9.42% 3.13% 2.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 95.45% 25.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 1 1
Median daily rate £275 £275 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.73%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
22 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 9.87% 12.50% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 2
Median daily rate £275 £275 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +59.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £131 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £365 £235
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +85.26%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Belfast region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA 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 Belfast region with a requirement for QA.

1 14 (63.64%) SQL
2 12 (54.55%) Banking
3 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (45.45%) Finance
3 10 (45.45%) Manual Testing
3 10 (45.45%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (36.36%) Validation
4 8 (36.36%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (36.36%) Data Validation
5 6 (27.27%) Investment Banking
5 6 (27.27%) HTML
5 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 6 (27.27%) CSS
5 6 (27.27%) XML
5 6 (27.27%) HTML5
5 6 (27.27%) CSS3
5 6 (27.27%) Twitter
5 6 (27.27%) JSON
5 6 (27.27%) AngularJS
5 6 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (27.27%) Defect Management
6 3 (13.64%) Selenium
6 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
7 2 (9.09%) Process Management
7 2 (9.09%) VBScript
7 2 (9.09%) CRM
7 2 (9.09%) ECMAScript
7 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 2 (9.09%) C#
7 2 (9.09%) Java

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
1 3 (13.64%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) Babel
2 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 2 (9.09%) Jasmine
2 2 (9.09%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (9.09%) PhantomJS
3 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
General
1 12 (54.55%) Banking
2 10 (45.45%) Finance
3 6 (27.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
1 9 (40.91%) Test Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Banking Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Developer
3 6 (27.27%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (13.64%) IT Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) QA Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) QA Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Database Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) QA Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) QA Manager
6 1 (4.55%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) AngularJS
1 6 (27.27%) CSS
1 6 (27.27%) CSS3
1 6 (27.27%) HTML
1 6 (27.27%) HTML5
1 6 (27.27%) JSON
1 6 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 6 (27.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.55%) Data Extraction
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Smart Energy
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (45.45%) Manual Testing
1 10 (45.45%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Data Validation
2 8 (36.36%) Validation
3 6 (27.27%) Defect Management
4 2 (9.09%) Coaching
4 2 (9.09%) CRM
4 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Process Management
4 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.55%) QA Automation
5 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
5 1 (4.55%) SDLC
5 1 (4.55%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) ECMAScript
3 2 (9.09%) ES6
3 2 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) TypeScript
3 2 (9.09%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) AppManager
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Twitter
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft