The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 - 33
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 3.00% - 0.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% - 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£250 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £18.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+102.77% -34.54%
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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
3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 3.00% 1.22% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £250 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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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

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Top 17 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Banking

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Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) OO
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) Java