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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 32 27
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 3 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 4.88% 2.07% 5.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 37.50% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 8
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £32,500 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £38,500 £49,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
16 8 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 13.01% 5.52% 10.84%
Number of salaries quoted 9 5 18
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% +4.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,150 £29,250 £14,144
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £58,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 12 (60.00%) Degree
2 11 (55.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 9 (45.00%) SaaS
4 9 (45.00%) Java
5 8 (40.00%) ERP
5 8 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (35.00%) CRM
6 7 (35.00%) Workday HCM
7 6 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
7 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
8 5 (25.00%) Scrum
8 5 (25.00%) SQL
9 4 (20.00%) HTML
9 4 (20.00%) XML
9 4 (20.00%) UNIX
9 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
9 4 (20.00%) Finance
10 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (15.00%) TDD
10 3 (15.00%) OO
10 3 (15.00%) C#
10 3 (15.00%) Oracle
10 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (15.00%) Product Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 2 (10.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Workday HCM
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) SaaS
2 6 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (5.00%) Force.com
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (10.00%) JDeveloper
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (10.00%) Selenium
1 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.00%) Mockito
2 1 (5.00%) JUnit
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Team Leader
3 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Technical Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) ERP Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Product Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Principal Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) PHP Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) HTML
1 4 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) CSS
2 2 (10.00%) Middleware
3 1 (5.00%) Java EE
3 1 (5.00%) jQuery
3 1 (5.00%) HTML5
3 1 (5.00%) REST
3 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) J2EE
3 1 (5.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.00%) User Experience
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Solaris
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (40.00%) ERP
2 8 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (35.00%) CRM
4 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
5 5 (25.00%) Scrum
6 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.00%) TDD
7 3 (15.00%) OO
7 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Product Management
7 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (15.00%) Coaching
8 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
8 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Decision Table
8 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Java
2 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (15.00%) C#
5 2 (10.00%) Python
5 2 (10.00%) Ruby
5 2 (10.00%) Perl
5 2 (10.00%) PHP
5 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.00%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.00%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Google
2 1 (5.00%) IBM
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago