Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 43 67
Rank change year-on-year 0 +24 -42
Contract jobs citing QA 6 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 1.46% 3.76% 1.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.38% 60.00% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 9
County Antrim median daily rate £420 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.40% -10.71% +7.69%
Northern Ireland median daily rate £420 £313 £350
% change year-on-year +34.40% -10.71% -9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -

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 39 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 9.51% 6.27% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 21
County Antrim median daily rate £425 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +28.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £308 £254 £256
90th Percentile £500 £650 £469
Northern Ireland median daily rate £425 £469 £350
% change year-on-year -9.33% +33.93% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.90 £14.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.56% - -
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £34.95 £14.25 -
% change year-on-year +145.26% - -

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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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019. 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 -3 6 £420 +34.40% 4
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Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (33.33%) Front Office
2 2 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Fixed Income
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Electronic Trading
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) J2EE
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel

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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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Front Office
2 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Banking Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Electronic Trading Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Report Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Scala Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Fixed Income
3 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Electronic Trading
2 2 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Scala
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft