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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 18 16 31
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 8.00% 5.88% 2.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.63% 60.00% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 3
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £50,000 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £52,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
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 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 15.20% 9.80% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 14 5 3
Median salary £36,250 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.50% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £38,000 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £66,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 25 September 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Belfast

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 31 (86.11%) Microsoft
2 24 (66.67%) Degree
3 21 (58.33%) SharePoint
4 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 12 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 12 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (33.33%) Mentoring
6 11 (30.56%) Automated Testing
7 10 (27.78%) Requirements Analysis
7 10 (27.78%) Validation
7 10 (27.78%) Issue Tracking
8 9 (25.00%) SpecFlow
8 9 (25.00%) Risk Management
8 9 (25.00%) Selenium
8 9 (25.00%) ISEB
8 9 (25.00%) C#
8 9 (25.00%) .NET
9 8 (22.22%) Oracle
9 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
9 8 (22.22%) Integration Testing
9 8 (22.22%) Refactoring
9 8 (22.22%) Finance
9 8 (22.22%) Software Architecture
9 8 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (16.67%) Product Management
10 6 (16.67%) Presales
11 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (13.89%) Oracle EBS R12
11 5 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement

QA
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 21 (58.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (5.56%) assyst
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (5.56%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (2.78%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (11.11%) Office 365
4 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (5.56%) Cisco Wireless
1 2 (5.56%) DMZ
1 2 (5.56%) Firewall
1 2 (5.56%) Internet
1 2 (5.56%) LAN
1 2 (5.56%) NetScaler
1 2 (5.56%) SAN
1 2 (5.56%) VPN
1 2 (5.56%) WAN
1 2 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Selenium
1 9 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 8 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (8.33%) JDeveloper
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.78%) JIRA
4 1 (2.78%) JMeter
4 1 (2.78%) JUnit
4 1 (2.78%) PyUnit
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Marketing
2 4 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Legal
3 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Back Office
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) QA Engineer
1 10 (27.78%) Quality Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) Architect
2 5 (13.89%) Business Consultant
2 5 (13.89%) Consultant
2 5 (13.89%) E-Business Consultant
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle Consultant
3 4 (11.11%) Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Manual Tester
3 4 (11.11%) Product Manager
3 4 (11.11%) QA Manual Tester
3 4 (11.11%) QA Tester
3 4 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 4 (11.11%) Tester
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle Technical Consultant
4 3 (8.33%) Principal Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Principal Software Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (11.11%) Middleware
3 3 (8.33%) XML
4 2 (5.56%) Web Services
5 1 (2.78%) Ajax
5 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.78%) Ext JS
5 1 (2.78%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.78%) FIXML
5 1 (2.78%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.78%) HTML
5 1 (2.78%) HTML5
5 1 (2.78%) jQuery
5 1 (2.78%) RESTful
5 1 (2.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.56%) Replication
4 2 (5.56%) User Experience
4 2 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.78%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Unix
2 2 (5.56%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 11 (30.56%) Automated Testing
4 10 (27.78%) Issue Tracking
4 10 (27.78%) Requirements Analysis
4 10 (27.78%) Validation
5 9 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 8 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 8 (22.22%) Refactoring
6 8 (22.22%) Software Architecture
7 6 (16.67%) Presales
7 6 (16.67%) Product Management
8 5 (13.89%) Change Management
8 5 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (13.89%) ERP
8 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (11.11%) Process Management
9 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) C#
2 4 (11.11%) Java
3 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 3 (8.33%) SQL
4 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.56%) VB
4 2 (5.56%) VBScript
5 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (66.67%) Degree
2 9 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.56%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (5.56%) SCOM
2 1 (2.78%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 31 (86.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.22%) Oracle
3 4 (11.11%) Citrix
4 2 (5.56%) Adobe
4 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco
4 2 (5.56%) Kofax
4 2 (5.56%) OpenText
4 2 (5.56%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (5.56%) SAP
4 2 (5.56%) Tandberg
4 2 (5.56%) VMware
5 1 (2.78%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.78%) Coverity
Belfast
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £27000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago