The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Belfast region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 23 32
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 1.97% 7.01% 2.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 57.89% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 5
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
6 19 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 3.95% 12.10% 5.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4 16 6
Average salary £41,250 £37,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £14,144 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £61,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
County Antrim

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 30 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Belfast

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
1 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (50.00%) WCF
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (50.00%) C++
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Product Management
4 1 (16.67%) Apache Solr
4 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (16.67%) SaaS
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (16.67%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 3 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Front Office
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Software Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Software Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) QA Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Tester
2 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Software Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) WCF
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (16.67%) Lucene
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Product Management
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Extreme Programming
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) KANA
2 1 (16.67%) HP
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