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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 21 23
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 6.25% 3.80% 1.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.86% 50.00% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 2
Median salary £60,000 £50,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +88.67%
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
21 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 14.58% 7.59% 2.88%
Number of salaries quoted 11 3 3
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +88.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £50,000 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £26,500 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £44,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-1.13% +6.02%

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 9 December 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Belfast

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
3 7 (31.82%) Degree
4 6 (27.27%) JIRA
4 6 (27.27%) TDD
4 6 (27.27%) ATDD
4 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
4 6 (27.27%) SQL
4 6 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 6 (27.27%) Scrum
4 6 (27.27%) User Stories
5 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
5 5 (22.73%) Finance
5 5 (22.73%) C#
5 5 (22.73%) .NET
5 5 (22.73%) Oracle
5 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
5 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Selenium
6 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Refactoring
6 4 (18.18%) Software Architecture
6 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
6 4 (18.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (18.18%) ERP

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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 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) JIRA
2 5 (22.73%) Selenium
3 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
5 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.55%) JMeter
6 1 (4.55%) JUnit
6 1 (4.55%) PyUnit
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.09%) Front Office
3 2 (9.09%) Legal
4 1 (4.55%) Back Office
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Law
4 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) QA Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Business Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) E-Business Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Functional Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle Functional Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Senior QA Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle Supply Chain Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle Supply Chain Functional Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Principal Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Principal Software Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) QA Tester
3 3 (13.64%) Quality Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Supply Chain Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Manual Tester
4 2 (9.09%) QA Manual Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) Ajax
3 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.55%) Ext JS
3 1 (4.55%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (4.55%) FIXML
3 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) HTML5
3 1 (4.55%) jQuery
3 1 (4.55%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) RESTful
3 1 (4.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.64%) Derivative
4 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
4 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 2 (9.09%) Replication
5 1 (4.55%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (4.55%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (4.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
3 6 (27.27%) ATDD
3 6 (27.27%) Risk Management
3 6 (27.27%) Scrum
3 6 (27.27%) TDD
3 6 (27.27%) User Stories
4 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
5 4 (18.18%) Change Management
5 4 (18.18%) ERP
5 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Refactoring
5 4 (18.18%) Software Architecture
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (13.64%) Issue Tracking
6 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) C#
3 3 (13.64%) Java
4 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 2 (9.09%) VB
4 2 (9.09%) VBScript
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.09%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (9.09%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Adobe
3 2 (9.09%) Citrix
3 2 (9.09%) Kofax
3 2 (9.09%) OpenText
3 2 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.55%) Coverity