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 6 December 2016 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 0.65% - 0.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% - 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
- +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-18.68% -31.06%
QA
County Antrim

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
4 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 2.58% 10.94% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Median daily rate £438 £450 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £375 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.63%

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
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (100.00%) Data Extraction
1 1 (100.00%) Data Quality

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (100.00%) Crystal Reports
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Database Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Extraction
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) Data Quality
Belfast, County Antrim
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £216.48 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Computer People
Rate: Competitve
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 3 days ago