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 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 7 27 28
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 18 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 17.65% 9.66% 2.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 56.00% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15 13 3
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £42,000 £39,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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
27 25 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 26.47% 17.24% 6.34%
Number of salaries quoted 24 16 6
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £30,875
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +21.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,900 £27,225
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £44,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,125
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.34%

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 31 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Belfast

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 22 (78.57%) Degree
2 20 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 10 (35.71%) SharePoint
4 9 (32.14%) Finance
5 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 7 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 7 (25.00%) CRM
6 7 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 7 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
7 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (21.43%) ERP
7 6 (21.43%) ISEB
7 6 (21.43%) Change Management
7 6 (21.43%) Risk Management
7 6 (21.43%) Validation
7 6 (21.43%) Selenium
7 6 (21.43%) SpecFlow
8 5 (17.86%) SaaS
8 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
8 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Java
8 5 (17.86%) Oracle
8 5 (17.86%) SQL
8 5 (17.86%) XML
9 4 (14.29%) .NET
9 4 (14.29%) C#
9 4 (14.29%) Retail
9 4 (14.29%) Test Automation

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 10 (35.71%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Workday HCM
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (7.14%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (3.57%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) SaaS
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (7.14%) Office 365
5 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco Wireless
1 1 (3.57%) DMZ
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
1 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
1 1 (3.57%) VPN
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
1 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Selenium
1 6 (21.43%) SpecFlow
2 3 (10.71%) JDeveloper
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Retail
3 3 (10.71%) Marketing
3 3 (10.71%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (7.14%) Local Government
5 1 (3.57%) Banking
5 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Quality Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Business Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) E-Business Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle Technical Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Transformation Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Auditor
5 2 (7.14%) CISSP Auditor
5 2 (7.14%) Developer
5 2 (7.14%) IT Auditor
5 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Product Manager
5 2 (7.14%) QA Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) XML
2 4 (14.29%) .NET
3 3 (10.71%) Middleware
4 2 (7.14%) CSS
4 2 (7.14%) HTML
4 2 (7.14%) HTML5
4 2 (7.14%) Java EE
4 2 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.71%) IVR
3 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.14%) User Experience
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.57%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 7 (25.00%) CRM
2 7 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
2 7 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 7 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (21.43%) Change Management
3 6 (21.43%) ERP
3 6 (21.43%) Risk Management
3 6 (21.43%) Validation
4 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (14.29%) Product Management
5 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 3 (10.71%) Performance Management
6 3 (10.71%) Project Management
6 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Translating Business Requirements
6 3 (10.71%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) Java
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) C#
3 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
4 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (78.57%) Degree
2 6 (21.43%) ISEB
3 2 (7.14%) CISSP
3 2 (7.14%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 20 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) IBM
3 2 (7.14%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (7.14%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) Tandberg
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