Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 36 23
Rank change year-on-year -28 -13 +9
Contract jobs citing QA 18 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 3.07% 1.12% 3.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.37% 16.67% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 4
Belfast median daily rate £315 £325 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.08% +85.71% -51.72%
10th Percentile £265 £313 £163
90th Percentile £340 £338 £196
County Antrim median daily rate £315 £325 £175
% change year-on-year -3.08% +85.71% -51.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Belfast median hourly rate - £10.00 -
County Antrim median hourly rate - £10.00 -

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 38 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 6.47% 6.74% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 6 16
Belfast median daily rate £331 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.42% -33.33% +24.14%
10th Percentile £266 £263 £163
90th Percentile £393 £350 £569
County Antrim median daily rate £331 £300 £450
% change year-on-year +10.42% -33.33% +24.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Belfast median hourly rate £14.00 £10.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% - -
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.00 £10.00 -
% change year-on-year +40.00% - -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Belfast over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Belfast

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 15 (83.33%) Finance
2 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (77.78%) Test Automation
3 11 (61.11%) JavaScript
3 11 (61.11%) Functional Testing
3 11 (61.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 9 (50.00%) HP
4 9 (50.00%) ISEB
4 9 (50.00%) Banking
4 9 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 9 (50.00%) JIRA
5 8 (44.44%) Risk Management
5 8 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (44.44%) Ruby
5 8 (44.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (44.44%) Java
5 8 (44.44%) Unix
6 7 (38.89%) SQL
7 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
7 5 (27.78%) Hudson
7 5 (27.78%) Issue Tracking
7 5 (27.78%) Python
7 5 (27.78%) Requirements Management
7 5 (27.78%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Zephyr
9 3 (16.67%) BDD
9 3 (16.67%) TDD
10 2 (11.11%) Low Latency

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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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) JIRA
2 5 (27.78%) Hudson
2 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
3 4 (22.22%) Zephyr
4 1 (5.56%) Selenium
4 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (83.33%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Tester
2 6 (33.33%) Automation Tester
3 5 (27.78%) Manual Tester
4 4 (22.22%) Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Big Data Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Data Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
7 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 11 (61.11%) Functional Testing
2 11 (61.11%) Non-Functional Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Risk Management
3 8 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Issue Tracking
4 5 (27.78%) Requirements Management
5 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 3 (16.67%) BDD
6 3 (16.67%) TDD
7 2 (11.11%) Low Latency
8 1 (5.56%) Defect Management
8 1 (5.56%) Scrum
8 1 (5.56%) Service Design
8 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
8 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) JavaScript
2 8 (44.44%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) Ruby
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
4 5 (27.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) ISEB
1 9 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft