The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 14 -
Rank change year-on-year -42 -  
Contract jobs citing QA 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 0.62% 3.53% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.29% 37.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £319 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.92% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +61.29% -58.38%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 14 8 7
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 4.36% 9.41% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 6
Median daily rate £433 £425 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% -17.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £310 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £425 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.28% +14.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Belfast

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 6 (54.55%) HTML
1 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
1 6 (54.55%) CSS
1 6 (54.55%) XML
1 6 (54.55%) JSON
1 6 (54.55%) HTML5
1 6 (54.55%) CSS3
1 6 (54.55%) Twitter
1 6 (54.55%) AngularJS
1 6 (54.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Selenium
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 2 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) Jasmine
4 2 (18.18%) PhantomJS
4 2 (18.18%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (18.18%) TypeScript
4 2 (18.18%) Coaching
4 2 (18.18%) ES6
4 2 (18.18%) Babel
4 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
4 2 (18.18%) Process Management
4 2 (18.18%) VBScript

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Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) BGP
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
1 1 (9.09%) OSPF
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) Babel
2 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) Jasmine
2 2 (18.18%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
2 2 (18.18%) PhantomJS
3 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
3 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
1 6 (54.55%) JavaScript Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) QA Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Project Leader
4 1 (9.09%) QA Automation Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Project Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) AngularJS
1 6 (54.55%) CSS
1 6 (54.55%) CSS3
1 6 (54.55%) HTML
1 6 (54.55%) HTML5
1 6 (54.55%) JSON
1 6 (54.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 6 (54.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (9.09%) Smart Energy
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
1 3 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Coaching
2 2 (18.18%) Process Management
2 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
3 1 (9.09%) BDD
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (9.09%) Data Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) SDLC
3 1 (9.09%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) ECMAScript
3 2 (18.18%) ES6
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) TypeScript
3 2 (18.18%) VBScript
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Twitter
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft