The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the County Antrim region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 18 37 20
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -17
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 3 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in County Antrim 6.33% 1.66% 8.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.71% 50.00% 59.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 10
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,750 £32,500 £32,350
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £46,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
QA
Northern Ireland

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 County Antrim region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
County Antrim
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
14 6 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in County Antrim 17.72% 3.31% 13.75%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 18
Average salary £35,000 £41,250 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.15% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £32,500 £14,144
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the County Antrim region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

QA
Salary Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the County Antrim region.

QA Salary Trend in County Antrim

QA
Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast +18 5 £40,000 +23.07%
QA
Northern Ireland

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the County Antrim 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 12 (63.16%) Degree
2 11 (57.89%) Test Automation
3 10 (52.63%) Computer Science
4 9 (47.37%) Java
4 9 (47.37%) SaaS
5 8 (42.11%) ERP
5 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (36.84%) Workday HCM
7 6 (31.58%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (31.58%) CRM
7 6 (31.58%) Automated Testing
7 6 (31.58%) Business Analysis
8 5 (26.32%) Scrum
8 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
9 4 (21.05%) SQL
9 4 (21.05%) UNIX
9 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
9 4 (21.05%) Finance
9 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
10 3 (15.79%) TDD
10 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
10 3 (15.79%) XML
10 3 (15.79%) OO
10 3 (15.79%) C#
10 3 (15.79%) HTML
10 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
10 3 (15.79%) Coaching
10 3 (15.79%) User Experience
10 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
11 2 (10.53%) WebDriver

QA
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the County Antrim 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 (10.53%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Workday HCM
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (47.37%) SaaS
2 6 (31.58%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (5.26%) Force.com
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (10.53%) JDeveloper
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (10.53%) Selenium
1 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.26%) Mockito
2 1 (5.26%) JUnit
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Team Leader
1 4 (21.05%) QA Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Technical Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) ERP Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) Senior QA Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
3 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) PHP Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Product Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Implementation Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Principal Software Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) HTML
1 3 (15.79%) XML
2 2 (10.53%) Middleware
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) J2EE
3 1 (5.26%) Java EE
3 1 (5.26%) jQuery
3 1 (5.26%) HTML5
3 1 (5.26%) REST
3 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.79%) User Experience
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Test Automation
2 8 (42.11%) ERP
2 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (31.58%) CRM
3 6 (31.58%) Business Analysis
3 6 (31.58%) Automated Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Scrum
5 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
5 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
6 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.79%) Coaching
6 3 (15.79%) OO
6 3 (15.79%) TDD
7 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Decision Table
7 2 (10.53%) Workflow
7 2 (10.53%) Change Management
7 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 4 (21.05%) SQL
4 3 (15.79%) C#
5 2 (10.53%) Python
5 2 (10.53%) Ruby
5 2 (10.53%) Perl
5 2 (10.53%) PHP
5 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.26%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) Google