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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Northern Ireland / County Antrim
Rank 27 22 13
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in County Antrim 4.12% 8.55% 5.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.45% 58.82% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 3
Median salary £57,500 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+53.33% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £29,250 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £52,000 £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 County Antrim region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
County Antrim
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
22 17 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in County Antrim 9.05% 14.53% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 7
Median salary £55,000 £45,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £30,000 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £35,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +3.52%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

The demand trend of job ads across the County Antrim region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Salary Histogram in County Antrim

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in County Antrim

QA
Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast -5 10 £57,500 +53.33%
QA
Northern Ireland

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 27 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 County Antrim 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 County Antrim 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