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 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 27 19 14
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 4.76% 8.57% 4.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 56.25% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 3
Median salary £57,500 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+64.28% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £29,000 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £46,000 £32,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
22 16 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 9.52% 15.24% 11.48%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 7
Median salary £55,000 £42,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% +41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,750 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £31,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +3.52%

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 24 February 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Belfast

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 10 (55.56%) Scrum
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) TDD
2 10 (55.56%) ATDD
2 10 (55.56%) User Stories
3 9 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (50.00%) JIRA
4 7 (38.89%) Finance
5 5 (27.78%) Front Office
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
6 4 (22.22%) ERP
6 4 (22.22%) Change Management
6 4 (22.22%) Java
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle
6 4 (22.22%) XML
6 4 (22.22%) Banking
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (22.22%) Selenium
6 4 (22.22%) Derivative
6 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
7 3 (16.67%) Discrete Manufacturing
7 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
8 2 (11.11%) SDLC

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 1 (5.56%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) JIRA
2 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 4 (22.22%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) JDeveloper
3 1 (5.56%) JMeter
3 1 (5.56%) JUnit
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (5.56%) PyUnit
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Front Office
3 4 (22.22%) Banking
4 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
6 1 (5.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) QA Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) E-Business Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Senior QA Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Business Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Functional Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle Functional Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle Supply Chain Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle Supply Chain Functional Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Supply Chain Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Derivative
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Fintech
3 1 (5.56%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (55.56%) ATDD
1 10 (55.56%) Scrum
1 10 (55.56%) TDD
1 10 (55.56%) User Stories
2 4 (22.22%) Change Management
2 4 (22.22%) ERP
2 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 3 (16.67%) Discrete Manufacturing
3 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 2 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) MVC
5 1 (5.56%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.56%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (5.56%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft