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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 22 17 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 14 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 6.48% 3.85% 2.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 93.33% 37.50% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 2
Median daily rate £268 £275 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.72% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £275 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.34% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -17.40%

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
15 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 6.94% 10.26% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 3
Median daily rate £275 £185 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.64% -26.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £113 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £257 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.17 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-44.83% +68.00%

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 20 January 2017.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 11 (73.33%) SQL
2 9 (60.00%) Banking
3 7 (46.67%) Manual Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Data Validation
3 7 (46.67%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (46.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) Finance
3 7 (46.67%) Validation
4 5 (33.33%) Defect Management
5 4 (26.67%) Investment Banking
6 2 (13.33%) ES6
6 2 (13.33%) Babel
6 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
6 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (13.33%) PhantomJS
6 2 (13.33%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (13.33%) TypeScript
6 2 (13.33%) Coaching
6 2 (13.33%) HTML5
6 2 (13.33%) CSS3
6 2 (13.33%) Twitter
6 2 (13.33%) Jasmine
6 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 2 (13.33%) JSON
6 2 (13.33%) Process Management
6 2 (13.33%) HTML
6 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (13.33%) CSS

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 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Babel
1 2 (13.33%) Jasmine
1 2 (13.33%) Karma Test Runner
1 2 (13.33%) PhantomJS
2 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 9 (60.00%) Banking
2 7 (46.67%) Finance
3 4 (26.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) Test Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Banking Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) CRM Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Database Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) QA Manager
5 1 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
1 2 (13.33%) CSS
1 2 (13.33%) CSS3
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
1 2 (13.33%) HTML5
1 2 (13.33%) JSON
1 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (13.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) Data Extraction
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Smart Energy
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (46.67%) Data Validation
1 7 (46.67%) Manual Testing
1 7 (46.67%) Non-Functional Testing
1 7 (46.67%) Validation
2 5 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 2 (13.33%) Coaching
3 2 (13.33%) CRM
3 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Process Management
3 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.67%) QA Automation
4 1 (6.67%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) ECMAScript
2 2 (13.33%) ES6
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) AppManager
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (13.33%) Twitter