The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 23 41 37
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 3 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.56% 1.18% 2.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.65% 1.23% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 2
Average salary £28,500 £32,500 £27,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.30% +19.26%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
QA Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
113 163 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 96.58% 96.45% 89.86%
Number of salaries quoted 58 126 217
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

QA Engineer Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

QA Engineer
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
County Antrim +14 1 £32,500 -
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 3 (50.00%) Games
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (50.00%) Italian Language
3 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) BDD
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) XSL
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Validation
4 2 (33.33%) System Testing
4 2 (33.33%) User Stories
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) OO
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Selenium
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title. 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%) Games
1 3 (50.00%) Italian Language
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) XML
1 2 (33.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle