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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 22 34
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 13 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 1.97% 8.28% 3.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 65.00% 36.36%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 5
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,350 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,750 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -
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
6 20 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 3.95% 12.74% 10.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4 17 6
Average salary £43,750 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £34,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £61,250 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

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 22 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Belfast

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (50.00%) WCF
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (50.00%) C++
3 3 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (16.67%) CSS
5 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (16.67%) OOD
5 1 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (16.67%) OO
5 1 (16.67%) KANA
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Lucene
5 1 (16.67%) Front Office
5 1 (16.67%) MVC
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Front Office
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Senior Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Software Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Software Architect
3 1 (16.67%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) WCF
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) Lucene
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) OOD
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Extreme Programming
3 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Product Management
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) KANA
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Salary: £0 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 10 days ago
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Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
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