The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 8 19 41
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +22
Permanent jobs citing QA 31 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 15.82% 7.14% 1.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 65.96% 41.18% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 25 6 3
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
QA
UK

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 Northern Ireland region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
47 17 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 23.98% 17.35% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 38 9 4
Median salary £39,000 £35,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.42% -15.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,800 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,274 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.44% +4.38%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of job ads across the Northern Ireland region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

QA
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

QA Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

QA
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

QA
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 within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 29 July 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 +11 30 £40,000 +6.66% 1
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for QA.

1 33 (76.74%) Microsoft
2 31 (72.09%) Degree
3 21 (48.84%) SharePoint
4 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (41.86%) Software Engineering
6 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
6 13 (30.23%) Mentoring
7 12 (27.91%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (25.58%) Requirements Analysis
8 11 (25.58%) Automated Testing
8 11 (25.58%) Computer Science
8 11 (25.58%) Issue Tracking
9 10 (23.26%) Risk Management
9 10 (23.26%) Validation
9 10 (23.26%) C#
9 10 (23.26%) Selenium
10 9 (20.93%) SpecFlow
10 9 (20.93%) .NET
10 9 (20.93%) ISEB
10 9 (20.93%) Finance
11 8 (18.60%) Refactoring
11 8 (18.60%) Integration Testing
11 8 (18.60%) Software Architecture
11 8 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (16.28%) ERP
12 7 (16.28%) Java
12 7 (16.28%) Oracle
13 6 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (13.95%) Change Management
13 6 (13.95%) Regression Testing

QA
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 21 (48.84%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (4.65%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.33%) Apache
4 1 (2.33%) Confluence
4 1 (2.33%) nginx
4 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (9.30%) Workday HCM
2 2 (4.65%) assyst
2 2 (4.65%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.63%) SaaS
3 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (9.30%) Office 365
4 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (4.65%) Cisco Wireless
1 2 (4.65%) DMZ
1 2 (4.65%) Firewall
1 2 (4.65%) Internet
1 2 (4.65%) LAN
1 2 (4.65%) NetScaler
1 2 (4.65%) SAN
1 2 (4.65%) VPN
1 2 (4.65%) WAN
1 2 (4.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.65%) IDOL
2 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) GIS
3 1 (2.33%) HSQLDB
3 1 (2.33%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Selenium
2 9 (20.93%) SpecFlow
3 8 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.98%) JDeveloper
4 3 (6.98%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (6.98%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.33%) JIRA
5 1 (2.33%) JUnit
5 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Marketing
3 4 (9.30%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (9.30%) Retail
4 2 (4.65%) Legal
4 2 (4.65%) Local Government
5 1 (2.33%) Back Office
5 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) QA Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Quality Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Architect
3 5 (11.63%) Consultant
4 4 (9.30%) Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Business Consultant
4 4 (9.30%) E-Business Consultant
4 4 (9.30%) Manual Tester
4 4 (9.30%) Oracle Consultant
4 4 (9.30%) Product Manager
4 4 (9.30%) QA Manual Tester
4 4 (9.30%) QA Tester
4 4 (9.30%) Software Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Support Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Technical Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Tester
5 3 (6.98%) Oracle Technical Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Principal Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Principal Software Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) .NET
2 4 (9.30%) HTML
2 4 (9.30%) Middleware
2 4 (9.30%) XML
3 3 (6.98%) CSS
3 3 (6.98%) HTML5
3 3 (6.98%) Web Services
4 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.65%) Hibernate
4 2 (4.65%) Spring
5 1 (2.33%) Ajax
5 1 (2.33%) Ext JS
5 1 (2.33%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.33%) Java EE
5 1 (2.33%) jQuery
5 1 (2.33%) JSF
5 1 (2.33%) JSTL
5 1 (2.33%) RESTful
5 1 (2.33%) Spring MVC
5 1 (2.33%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.58%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
3 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.65%) Replication
4 2 (4.65%) User Experience
4 2 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Unix
2 2 (4.65%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) Android
3 1 (2.33%) Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (41.86%) Software Engineering
3 13 (30.23%) Mentoring
4 11 (25.58%) Automated Testing
4 11 (25.58%) Issue Tracking
4 11 (25.58%) Requirements Analysis
5 10 (23.26%) Risk Management
5 10 (23.26%) Validation
6 8 (18.60%) Integration Testing
6 8 (18.60%) Refactoring
6 8 (18.60%) Software Architecture
7 7 (16.28%) ERP
8 6 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (13.95%) Change Management
8 6 (13.95%) Presales
8 6 (13.95%) Product Management
8 6 (13.95%) Regression Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
10 4 (9.30%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) C#
2 7 (16.28%) Java
3 4 (9.30%) SQL
4 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.98%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.65%) VB
5 2 (4.65%) VBScript
6 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.33%) Perl
6 1 (2.33%) Python
6 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (72.09%) Degree
2 9 (20.93%) ISEB
3 2 (4.65%) CISSP
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.65%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (4.65%) SCOM
2 1 (2.33%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 33 (76.74%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle
3 4 (9.30%) Citrix
4 2 (4.65%) Adobe
4 2 (4.65%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco
4 2 (4.65%) Kofax
4 2 (4.65%) OpenText
4 2 (4.65%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.65%) SAP
4 2 (4.65%) Tandberg
4 2 (4.65%) VMware
5 1 (2.33%) Apple
5 1 (2.33%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.33%) Coverity
5 1 (2.33%) IBM
5 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
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