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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 22 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 16 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in County Antrim 4.05% 9.58% 19.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.86% 64.00% 97.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3 15 16
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £19,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +51.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £22,500 £15,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £40,100 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
7 25 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in County Antrim 9.46% 14.97% 20.18%
Number of salaries quoted 7 22 17
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £17,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +105.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,600 £15,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £48,000 £49,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

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 30 January 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 +3 3 £30,000 - 4
QA
Northern Ireland

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) XML
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Spread Betting
2 2 (33.33%) XSL
2 2 (33.33%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) OOD
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Testing Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) QA Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) XSL
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
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%) Validation
1 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 2 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) OOD
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (16.67%) System Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Product Management
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago