The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Northern Ireland region that had QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 20 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 5 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 4.27% 1.85% -
As % of the Job Titles category 4.42% 1.89% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 0
Median salary £25,000 £31,250 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £41,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.09% +17.14%
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
113 159 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 96.58% 98.15% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 82 86 99
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +13.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £70,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of job ads across the Northern Ireland region that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
County Antrim +15 5 £25,000 -20.00%
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northern Ireland region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (92.31%) Selenium
3 7 (53.85%) Integration Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (53.85%) Robot Framework
3 7 (53.85%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) Linux
3 7 (53.85%) Python
3 7 (53.85%) Computer Science
4 6 (46.15%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 6 (46.15%) Issue Tracking
5 5 (38.46%) SpecFlow
5 5 (38.46%) ISEB
5 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
5 5 (38.46%) Degree
5 5 (38.46%) Validation
5 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
Development Applications
1 12 (92.31%) Selenium
2 7 (53.85%) Robot Framework
3 5 (38.46%) SpecFlow
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (53.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Integration Testing
1 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 6 (46.15%) Issue Tracking
2 6 (46.15%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
3 5 (38.46%) Validation
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Python
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
1 5 (38.46%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft