The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Northern Ireland region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 16 20 25
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 1 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.98% 3.33% 2.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 57.14% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.13 £14.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+22.88% -50.83%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.94% 5.83% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 7
Average daily rate £375 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
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Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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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

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Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +4 1 £400 +45.45% 3
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Top 3 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 1 (100.00%) Back Office
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Business Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing