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 19 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 36 26 21
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 5 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.89% 6.25% 2.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 6.38% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 3
Median salary £57,500 £42,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+35.29% +41.66%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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
258 141 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 97.73% 97.92% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 230 108 66
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £32,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 19 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
County Antrim -4 5 £57,500 +109.09%
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) Scrum
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) TDD
1 8 (100.00%) QA
1 8 (100.00%) ATDD
1 8 (100.00%) User Stories
2 7 (87.50%) JIRA
3 6 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) Front Office
5 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (25.00%) Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Derivative
5 2 (25.00%) Selenium
5 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (12.50%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (12.50%) Java
6 1 (12.50%) XML
6 1 (12.50%) SDLC

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:

Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Front Office
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Derivative
3 1 (12.50%) Interest Rate Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) ATDD
1 8 (100.00%) Scrum
1 8 (100.00%) TDD
1 8 (100.00%) User Stories
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA