The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 25 23
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 2 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 10.64% 1.59% 8.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 65.22% 28.57% 64.71%
Number of salaries quoted 14 2 17
Average salary £36,250 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,750 £39,500 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +4.57%
QA
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
23 7 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 16.31% 5.56% 13.28%
Number of salaries quoted 17 4 28
Average salary £37,500 £29,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.20% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,950 £25,200 £14,144
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £55,000 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

QA
Salary Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Belfast region.

QA Salary Trend in Belfast

QA
Salary Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Belfast

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast 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 IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 10 (55.56%) Degree
1 10 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 9 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 9 (50.00%) SaaS
3 7 (38.89%) Workday HCM
3 7 (38.89%) Java
3 7 (38.89%) CRM
4 6 (33.33%) ERP
4 6 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 6 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (27.78%) HTML
6 4 (22.22%) C#
6 4 (22.22%) SQL
6 4 (22.22%) OO
6 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (22.22%) Scrum
6 4 (22.22%) Finance
7 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 3 (16.67%) Selenium
7 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Web Services
7 3 (16.67%) XML
7 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
7 3 (16.67%) User Experience
8 2 (11.11%) Coaching

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast 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 IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (50.00%) SaaS
2 6 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.56%) Force.com
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Selenium
1 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.56%) JUnit
2 1 (5.56%) Mockito
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) QA Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Team Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) PHP Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Principal Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Product Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) HTML
2 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 3 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (11.11%) XSL
3 2 (11.11%) CSS
3 2 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (5.56%) Java EE
4 1 (5.56%) jQuery
4 1 (5.56%) J2EE
4 1 (5.56%) SOAP
4 1 (5.56%) HTML5
4 1 (5.56%) REST
4 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (16.67%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) UNIX
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Solaris
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 7 (38.89%) CRM
3 6 (33.33%) ERP
3 6 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) OO
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Coaching
6 2 (11.11%) Product Management
6 2 (11.11%) TDD
6 2 (11.11%) Validation
7 1 (5.56%) Web Design
7 1 (5.56%) System Testing
7 1 (5.56%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (22.22%) C#
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Ruby
4 1 (5.56%) Apex Code
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
4 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Google
2 1 (5.56%) IBM
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft