The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 7 19 35
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +16
Permanent jobs citing QA 31 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 17.42% 7.06% 2.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 65.96% 40.00% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 26 5 3
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
47 15 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 26.40% 17.65% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 39 8 4
Median salary £40,000 £36,250 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% -12.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,700 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,049 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+7.01% +3.82%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of job ads across the Belfast region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Belfast

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for QA.

1 32 (78.05%) Microsoft
2 31 (75.61%) Degree
3 21 (51.22%) SharePoint
4 18 (43.90%) Software Engineering
4 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (31.71%) MS Excel
5 13 (31.71%) Mentoring
6 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (26.83%) Issue Tracking
7 11 (26.83%) Automated Testing
7 11 (26.83%) Requirements Analysis
7 11 (26.83%) Computer Science
8 10 (24.39%) Risk Management
8 10 (24.39%) Validation
9 9 (21.95%) ISEB
9 9 (21.95%) C#
9 9 (21.95%) .NET
9 9 (21.95%) Finance
9 9 (21.95%) Selenium
9 9 (21.95%) SpecFlow
10 8 (19.51%) Software Architecture
10 8 (19.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (19.51%) Refactoring
10 8 (19.51%) Integration Testing
11 7 (17.07%) Oracle
11 7 (17.07%) ERP
12 6 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (14.63%) Change Management
12 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
12 6 (14.63%) Product Management

QA
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 21 (51.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (4.88%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.44%) Confluence
4 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (31.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (9.76%) Workday HCM
2 2 (4.88%) assyst
2 2 (4.88%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (12.20%) SaaS
3 4 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (9.76%) Office 365
4 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (4.88%) Cisco Wireless
1 2 (4.88%) DMZ
1 2 (4.88%) Firewall
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
1 2 (4.88%) LAN
1 2 (4.88%) NetScaler
1 2 (4.88%) SAN
1 2 (4.88%) VPN
1 2 (4.88%) WAN
1 2 (4.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.88%) IDOL
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Selenium
1 9 (21.95%) SpecFlow
2 8 (19.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (7.32%) JDeveloper
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Marketing
3 4 (9.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (9.76%) Retail
4 2 (4.88%) Legal
4 2 (4.88%) Local Government
5 1 (2.44%) Back Office
5 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) QA Engineer
2 10 (24.39%) Quality Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Architect
3 5 (12.20%) Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Business Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) E-Business Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Manual Tester
4 4 (9.76%) Oracle Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Product Manager
4 4 (9.76%) QA Manual Tester
4 4 (9.76%) QA Tester
4 4 (9.76%) Software Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Support Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Technical Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Tester
5 3 (7.32%) Oracle Technical Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Principal Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Principal Software Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) .NET
2 4 (9.76%) Middleware
2 4 (9.76%) XML
3 3 (7.32%) Web Services
4 2 (4.88%) HTML
4 2 (4.88%) HTML5
5 1 (2.44%) Ajax
5 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.44%) CSS
5 1 (2.44%) Ext JS
5 1 (2.44%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.44%) FIXML
5 1 (2.44%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.44%) Java EE
5 1 (2.44%) jQuery
5 1 (2.44%) RESTful
5 1 (2.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Computer Science
2 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
3 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.88%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.88%) Replication
4 2 (4.88%) User Experience
4 2 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Unix
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (43.90%) Software Engineering
2 13 (31.71%) Mentoring
3 11 (26.83%) Automated Testing
3 11 (26.83%) Issue Tracking
3 11 (26.83%) Requirements Analysis
4 10 (24.39%) Risk Management
4 10 (24.39%) Validation
5 8 (19.51%) Integration Testing
5 8 (19.51%) Refactoring
5 8 (19.51%) Software Architecture
6 7 (17.07%) ERP
7 6 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (14.63%) Change Management
7 6 (14.63%) Presales
7 6 (14.63%) Product Management
7 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (9.76%) Market Research
9 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) C#
2 5 (12.20%) Java
3 4 (9.76%) SQL
4 3 (7.32%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.88%) VB
5 2 (4.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (75.61%) Degree
2 9 (21.95%) ISEB
3 2 (4.88%) CISSP
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.44%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.88%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (4.88%) SCOM
2 1 (2.44%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 32 (78.05%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle
3 4 (9.76%) Citrix
4 2 (4.88%) Adobe
4 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco
4 2 (4.88%) Kofax
4 2 (4.88%) OpenText
4 2 (4.88%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.88%) SAP
4 2 (4.88%) Tandberg
4 2 (4.88%) VMware
5 1 (2.44%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.44%) Coverity
5 1 (2.44%) IBM
Belfast
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000-£70,000 (Plus Competitive Package)
Posted: 6 days ago