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 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 19 21 18
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 6.77% 4.40% 4.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 59.09% 66.67% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 3
Median salary £57,500 £41,250 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+39.39% +55.66%
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%

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
22 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 11.46% 6.59% 5.48%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 4
Median salary £57,500 £47,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.05% +79.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,200 £37,500 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,300 £30,700 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%

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 24 January 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Belfast

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 10 (62.50%) SQL
1 10 (62.50%) Scrum
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (62.50%) TDD
1 10 (62.50%) ATDD
1 10 (62.50%) User Stories
2 9 (56.25%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (56.25%) JIRA
3 7 (43.75%) Finance
4 5 (31.25%) Front Office
5 4 (25.00%) Selenium
5 4 (25.00%) Banking
5 4 (25.00%) Derivative
5 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
6 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (18.75%) Java
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) XML
6 3 (18.75%) ERP
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) Change Management
7 2 (12.50%) SDLC
7 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
8 1 (6.25%) Trend Analysis

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:

Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) JIRA
2 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (6.25%) JMeter
3 1 (6.25%) JUnit
3 1 (6.25%) PyUnit
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Front Office
3 4 (25.00%) Banking
4 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
5 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 1 (6.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Senior QA Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Business Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) E-Business Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Functional Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle Functional Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle Supply Chain Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle Supply Chain Functional Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Supply Chain Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Application Support Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (25.00%) Derivative
3 1 (6.25%) Fintech
3 1 (6.25%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (62.50%) ATDD
1 10 (62.50%) Scrum
1 10 (62.50%) TDD
1 10 (62.50%) User Stories
2 3 (18.75%) Change Management
2 3 (18.75%) ERP
2 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
3 2 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.25%) MVC
4 1 (6.25%) Open Source
4 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.25%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle