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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 12 37 21
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -16
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 3 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 8.33% 2.13% 9.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 50.00% 63.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 11
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,625 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.43%
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
6 6 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 12.50% 4.26% 14.77%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 19
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,500 £32,200
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.92%

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 2 September 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 (70.59%) Degree
2 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
3 9 (52.94%) Computer Science
4 8 (47.06%) SaaS
4 8 (47.06%) ERP
4 8 (47.06%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (41.18%) Java
6 6 (35.29%) CRM
6 6 (35.29%) Automated Testing
6 6 (35.29%) Business Analysis
6 6 (35.29%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (35.29%) Workday HCM
7 5 (29.41%) Scrum
8 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
8 4 (23.53%) UNIX
8 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
9 3 (17.65%) HTML
9 3 (17.65%) SQL
9 3 (17.65%) XML
9 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 3 (17.65%) Finance
9 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
9 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
9 3 (17.65%) Coaching
9 3 (17.65%) User Experience
10 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (11.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
10 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
10 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (11.76%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Workday HCM
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) SaaS
2 6 (35.29%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (11.76%) JDeveloper
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.88%) Mockito
2 1 (5.88%) JUnit
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Team Leader
2 3 (17.65%) QA Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Technical Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) ERP Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Senior QA Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) PHP Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Product Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Principal Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) HTML
1 3 (17.65%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) Middleware
2 2 (11.76%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) SOAP
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) Java EE
3 1 (5.88%) jQuery
3 1 (5.88%) HTML5
3 1 (5.88%) REST
3 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Computer Science
2 3 (17.65%) User Experience
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
2 8 (47.06%) ERP
2 8 (47.06%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (35.29%) CRM
3 6 (35.29%) Business Analysis
3 6 (35.29%) Automated Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
6 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
6 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
6 3 (17.65%) Coaching
7 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.76%) Product Management
7 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
7 2 (11.76%) Workflow
7 2 (11.76%) Change Management
7 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) Python
4 2 (11.76%) Ruby
4 2 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) Perl
4 2 (11.76%) PHP
4 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
Belfast, County Antrim
Kainos Software
Salary: From £20,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago