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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 26 4
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -22
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 16 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.70% 8.74% 17.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 61.54% 97.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4 15 18
Average salary £29,250 £30,000 £27,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +10.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £22,500 £15,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £40,100 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
8 26 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 7.41% 14.21% 17.67%
Number of salaries quoted 8 23 19
Average salary £29,250 £35,000 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,700 £15,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,750 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,375 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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 0 3 £30,000 - 3
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing QA also 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 that cited QA.

1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
2 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) HTML
2 5 (45.45%) XML
3 4 (36.36%) XSL
3 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 4 (36.36%) Validation
3 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
4 3 (27.27%) ISEB
4 3 (27.27%) Games
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
4 3 (27.27%) TDD
4 3 (27.27%) Italian Language
4 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) System Testing
4 3 (27.27%) BDD
4 3 (27.27%) User Stories
4 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) Spread Betting
5 2 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) OO
6 1 (9.09%) CRM
6 1 (9.09%) OOD
6 1 (9.09%) Windows

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing QA also 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 that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Games
1 3 (27.27%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) QA Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Testing Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Quality Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) HTML
1 5 (45.45%) XML
2 4 (36.36%) XSL
2 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Solaris
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Validation
4 3 (27.27%) TDD
4 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) System Testing
4 3 (27.27%) BDD
4 3 (27.27%) User Stories
5 2 (18.18%) OO
6 1 (9.09%) CRM
6 1 (9.09%) OOD
6 1 (9.09%) Project Management
6 1 (9.09%) MVC
6 1 (9.09%) Product Management
6 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
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