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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 11 22 16
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 7 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 14.29% 4.73% 11.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 73.68% 63.64% 91.43%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 17
Average salary £32,500 £35,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -4.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £36,500 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £38,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+6.57% -0.65%
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
19 11 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 19.39% 7.43% 12.73%
Number of salaries quoted 17 9 19
Average salary £33,750 £32,125 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.05% -17.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £70,000 £36,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Belfast

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (47.06%) Degree
1 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
2 7 (41.18%) Computer Science
2 7 (41.18%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) SaaS
3 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 5 (29.41%) HTML
4 5 (29.41%) CRM
4 5 (29.41%) Finance
4 5 (29.41%) Workday HCM
5 4 (23.53%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) ERP
5 4 (23.53%) OO
5 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (23.53%) C#
5 4 (23.53%) SQL
6 3 (17.65%) Web Services
6 3 (17.65%) XML
6 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Selenium
6 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
6 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
6 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
6 3 (17.65%) User Experience
7 2 (11.76%) Coaching

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) SaaS
2 4 (23.53%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.88%) Force.com
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
1 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.88%) Mockito
2 1 (5.88%) JUnit
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) QA Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Software Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Team Leader
3 2 (11.76%) Testing Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) PHP Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Principal Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Product Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) Web Services
2 3 (17.65%) XML
3 2 (11.76%) XSL
3 2 (11.76%) .NET
3 2 (11.76%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) SOAP
4 1 (5.88%) J2EE
4 1 (5.88%) Java EE
4 1 (5.88%) jQuery
4 1 (5.88%) HTML5
4 1 (5.88%) REST
4 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Computer Science
2 3 (17.65%) User Experience
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Solaris
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
2 5 (29.41%) CRM
3 4 (23.53%) ERP
3 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (23.53%) OO
3 4 (23.53%) Scrum
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
3 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
4 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Validation
5 2 (11.76%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) Product Management
5 2 (11.76%) Coaching
6 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (5.88%) User Stories
6 1 (5.88%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby
4 1 (5.88%) Apex Code
4 1 (5.88%) Perl
4 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Postgraduate
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Google
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 10 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Posted: 26 days ago