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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 12 23 6
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 11 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 7.41% 6.83% 20.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.14% 73.33% 97.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 16
Average salary £31,250 £35,750 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.58% +55.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,550 £21,500 £15,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,100 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
7 15 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 12.96% 9.32% 20.57%
Number of salaries quoted 7 14 17
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +75.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,900 £22,500 £15,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £56,800 £40,700
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Spread Betting
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) XSL
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Product Management
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Testing Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) XML
1 2 (33.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Solaris
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Validation
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 2 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) System Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Product Management
2 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 10 days ago
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 20 days ago
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 26 days ago