The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.95% - 0.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 70.00% - 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Median daily rate £260 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £347
% change year-on-year
- +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.06 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-17.15% -30.30%
QA
UK

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 Northern Ireland region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
10 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 5.65% 10.00% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 3
Median daily rate £275 £450 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £363 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £485 £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 £21.50 £25.00 £20.99
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +19.09%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Northern Ireland region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

QA
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 QA within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim - 6 £260 - 2
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 9 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for QA.

1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) Banking
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Data Validation
4 4 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (40.00%) Validation
5 3 (30.00%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (30.00%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (30.00%) Data Extraction
5 3 (30.00%) Data Quality
6 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
6 2 (20.00%) Scrum
7 1 (10.00%) Process Management
7 1 (10.00%) CMMI
7 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
7 1 (10.00%) Project Management
7 1 (10.00%) CRM
7 1 (10.00%) Java
7 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (10.00%) Kanban
7 1 (10.00%) Publishing
7 1 (10.00%) V-Model
7 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
7 1 (10.00%) SDLC
7 1 (10.00%) User Stories

QA
Top Related 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (30.00%) Crystal Reports
General
1 5 (50.00%) Banking
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Database Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QA Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (30.00%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Data Validation
2 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Validation
3 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) CMMI
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Process Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) SDLC
4 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
4 1 (10.00%) User Stories
4 1 (10.00%) V-Model
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) Data Quality
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