Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 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 16 October 2018 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)
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 77 30
Rank change year-on-year +50 -47 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 21 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 6.21% 1.26% 2.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.68% 25.81% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 1
County Antrim median daily rate £500 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -3.85% +85.71%
10th Percentile £254 £273 £313
90th Percentile £650 £334 £338
Northern Ireland median daily rate £500 £310 £388
% change year-on-year +61.29% -20.00% +121.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
County Antrim median hourly rate - - £10.00
Northern Ireland 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 County Antrim with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
County Antrim
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 47 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 13.91% 4.87% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 6
County Antrim median daily rate £422 £345 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.32% +15.00% -33.33%
10th Percentile £255 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £469 £350
Northern Ireland median daily rate £461 £345 £300
% change year-on-year +33.62% +15.00% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.25 £14.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.79% +40.00% -
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.25 £14.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year +1.79% +40.00% -

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Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in County Antrim

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in County Antrim

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in County Antrim over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in County Antrim

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Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the County Antrim region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast +51 21 £500 +60.00% 4
QA
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the County Antrim region with a requirement for QA.

1 14 (66.67%) Java
2 9 (42.86%) Selenium
3 8 (38.10%) Scala
3 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
3 8 (38.10%) SQL
3 8 (38.10%) Banking
3 8 (38.10%) Functional Programming
4 7 (33.33%) Finance
5 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (19.05%) Unix
7 4 (19.05%) Python
7 4 (19.05%) HP
7 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
7 4 (19.05%) Requirements Management
7 4 (19.05%) JIRA
7 4 (19.05%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (19.05%) REST
7 4 (19.05%) MongoDB
7 4 (19.05%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (19.05%) Issue Tracking
7 4 (19.05%) HP ALM
8 3 (14.29%) TestComplete
8 3 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (14.29%) Investment Banking
8 3 (14.29%) Front Office
9 2 (9.52%) TDD
9 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Project Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Selenium
2 4 (19.05%) JIRA
3 3 (14.29%) TestComplete
4 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (38.10%) Banking
2 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (14.29%) Front Office
3 3 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Java Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Electronic Trading Business Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Front Office Business Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) FIX Protocol
1 4 (19.05%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
1 4 (19.05%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Equities
3 1 (4.76%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Functional Programming
2 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (19.05%) Issue Tracking
4 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Requirements Management
5 2 (9.52%) BDD
5 2 (9.52%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
5 2 (9.52%) TDD
6 1 (4.76%) ATDD
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.76%) CRM
6 1 (4.76%) Functional Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) Java
2 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
2 8 (38.10%) Scala
2 8 (38.10%) SQL
3 4 (19.05%) Python
4 2 (9.52%) C#
5 1 (4.76%) Ruby
5 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) ISEB
1 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft