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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 13 36 24
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 5 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 8.77% 2.43% 8.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 62.50% 60.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 11
Average salary £38,750 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £33,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
10 8 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 17.54% 3.88% 14.02%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 19
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,500 £32,200
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 August 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 +24 4 £42,500 +13.33% 1
QA
UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (63.16%) Degree
1 12 (63.16%) Test Automation
2 10 (52.63%) Computer Science
3 9 (47.37%) SaaS
4 8 (42.11%) Java
4 8 (42.11%) ERP
4 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (36.84%) Workday HCM
6 6 (31.58%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (31.58%) CRM
6 6 (31.58%) Automated Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Business Analysis
7 5 (26.32%) Scrum
7 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
8 4 (21.05%) SQL
8 4 (21.05%) UNIX
8 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
8 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
8 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
9 3 (15.79%) Finance
9 3 (15.79%) XML
9 3 (15.79%) C#
9 3 (15.79%) HTML
9 3 (15.79%) TDD
9 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
9 3 (15.79%) Coaching
9 3 (15.79%) User Experience
10 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database

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Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Workday HCM
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (47.37%) SaaS
2 6 (31.58%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (5.26%) Force.com
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (10.53%) JDeveloper
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (10.53%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.26%) Mockito
2 1 (5.26%) JUnit
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Team Leader
2 3 (15.79%) QA Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Technical Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) ERP Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Senior QA Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) PHP Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Product Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Principal Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) HTML
1 3 (15.79%) XML
2 2 (10.53%) Middleware
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) J2EE
3 1 (5.26%) Java EE
3 1 (5.26%) jQuery
3 1 (5.26%) HTML5
3 1 (5.26%) REST
3 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.79%) User Experience
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Test Automation
2 8 (42.11%) ERP
2 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (31.58%) CRM
3 6 (31.58%) Business Analysis
3 6 (31.58%) Automated Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Scrum
5 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
5 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
6 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.79%) Coaching
6 3 (15.79%) TDD
7 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Decision Table
7 2 (10.53%) Workflow
7 2 (10.53%) Change Management
7 2 (10.53%) OO
7 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 4 (21.05%) SQL
4 3 (15.79%) C#
5 2 (10.53%) Python
5 2 (10.53%) Ruby
5 2 (10.53%) Perl
5 2 (10.53%) PHP
5 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.26%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) Google
Belfast, County Antrim
Kainos Software
Salary: From £20,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago