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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 19 23 23
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in County Antrim 6.21% 3.57% 1.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.86% 42.86% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 2
Median salary £60,000 £50,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +88.67%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
21 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in County Antrim 14.48% 8.33% 2.88%
Number of salaries quoted 11 3 3
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +88.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £50,000 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £26,500 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £44,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-1.13% +6.02%

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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +1 9 £60,000 +20.00% 2
QA
Northern Ireland

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
3 7 (31.82%) Degree
4 6 (27.27%) JIRA
4 6 (27.27%) TDD
4 6 (27.27%) ATDD
4 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
4 6 (27.27%) SQL
4 6 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 6 (27.27%) Scrum
4 6 (27.27%) User Stories
5 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
5 5 (22.73%) Finance
5 5 (22.73%) C#
5 5 (22.73%) .NET
5 5 (22.73%) Oracle
5 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
5 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Selenium
6 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Refactoring
6 4 (18.18%) Software Architecture
6 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
6 4 (18.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (18.18%) ERP

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 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) JIRA
2 5 (22.73%) Selenium
3 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
5 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.55%) JMeter
6 1 (4.55%) JUnit
6 1 (4.55%) PyUnit
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.09%) Front Office
3 2 (9.09%) Legal
4 1 (4.55%) Back Office
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Law
4 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) QA Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Business Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) E-Business Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Functional Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle Functional Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Senior QA Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle Supply Chain Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle Supply Chain Functional Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Principal Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Principal Software Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) QA Tester
3 3 (13.64%) Quality Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Supply Chain Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Manual Tester
4 2 (9.09%) QA Manual Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) Ajax
3 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.55%) Ext JS
3 1 (4.55%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (4.55%) FIXML
3 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) HTML5
3 1 (4.55%) jQuery
3 1 (4.55%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) RESTful
3 1 (4.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.64%) Derivative
4 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
4 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 2 (9.09%) Replication
5 1 (4.55%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (4.55%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (4.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
3 6 (27.27%) ATDD
3 6 (27.27%) Risk Management
3 6 (27.27%) Scrum
3 6 (27.27%) TDD
3 6 (27.27%) User Stories
4 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
5 4 (18.18%) Change Management
5 4 (18.18%) ERP
5 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Refactoring
5 4 (18.18%) Software Architecture
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (13.64%) Issue Tracking
6 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) C#
3 3 (13.64%) Java
4 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 2 (9.09%) VB
4 2 (9.09%) VBScript
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.09%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (9.09%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Adobe
3 2 (9.09%) Citrix
3 2 (9.09%) Kofax
3 2 (9.09%) OpenText
3 2 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.55%) Coverity