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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 16 14 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 13 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 11.22% 11.82% 2.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 64.71% 76.47% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 11 12 3
Average salary £35,000 £33,750 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% -7.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £35,300
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £42,250 £39,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.09%
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
17 17 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 17.35% 15.45% 5.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 6
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,125
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +16.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £27,225
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £37,550 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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 1 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Belfast

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 13 (86.67%) Degree
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (46.67%) CRM
4 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (33.33%) SaaS
5 4 (26.67%) Workday HCM
5 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
6 3 (20.00%) Performance Management
6 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (20.00%) IVR
6 3 (20.00%) MS Office
6 3 (20.00%) ERP
6 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (20.00%) SLA
6 3 (20.00%) Change Management
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (20.00%) Issue Tracking
7 2 (13.33%) Internal Audit
7 2 (13.33%) IT Audit
7 2 (13.33%) HTML5
7 2 (13.33%) Practice Management
7 2 (13.33%) Forensic Accounting
7 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
7 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
7 2 (13.33%) Coaching
7 2 (13.33%) IBM
7 2 (13.33%) ISEB
7 2 (13.33%) CISSP
7 2 (13.33%) Salesforce.com

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Workday HCM
2 1 (6.67%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) SaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
1 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Local Government
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) QA Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Transformation Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Auditor
2 2 (13.33%) CISSP Auditor
2 2 (13.33%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) IT Auditor
2 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (13.33%) QA Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Head of Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Implementation Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) QA Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) SaaS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) CSS
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
1 2 (13.33%) HTML5
1 2 (13.33%) Java EE
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
1 2 (13.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (20.00%) IVR
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) CRM
2 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (20.00%) Change Management
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (20.00%) ERP
3 3 (20.00%) Issue Tracking
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Coaching
4 2 (13.33%) Internal Audit
4 2 (13.33%) IT Audit
4 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (13.33%) Practice Management
4 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (13.33%) SOA
4 2 (13.33%) Validation
4 2 (13.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C#
1 2 (13.33%) Java
1 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) CISSP
2 2 (13.33%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) IBM
2 2 (13.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
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