The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Northern Ireland region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 32 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.67% 11.11% 8.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.45% 91.43% 65.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 17 13
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £15,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +150.00%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
11 35 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 5.88% 12.15% 13.51%
Number of salaries quoted 10 19 18
Average salary £29,250 £38,750 £15,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.51% +158.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £14,250
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £35,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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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

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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

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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 18 April 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

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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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
County Antrim -10 5 £35,000 -6.66% 3
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 6 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
3 4 (22.22%) Finance
3 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 4 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (22.22%) Degree
3 4 (22.22%) JIRA
3 4 (22.22%) HP
3 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 4 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (22.22%) Service Management
3 4 (22.22%) Test Management
3 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 4 (22.22%) Selenium
3 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (22.22%) Black-Box Testing
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 3 (16.67%) Web Services
4 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 3 (16.67%) Validation
5 2 (11.11%) Perforce
5 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Management Information System

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Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 4 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) JIRA
1 4 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (22.22%) Selenium
2 2 (11.11%) NUnit
2 2 (11.11%) WinRunner
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
1 4 (22.22%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Senior Tester
1 4 (22.22%) Technical Specialist
1 4 (22.22%) QA Tester
1 4 (22.22%) Senior QA Tester
1 4 (22.22%) Tester
1 4 (22.22%) Functional Tester
2 3 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Software Developer
3 2 (11.11%) QA Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Quality Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Quality Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Supply Chain Functional Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Supply Chain Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) WCF
3 1 (5.56%) Middleware
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Solaris
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
3 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 4 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (22.22%) Service Management
3 4 (22.22%) Test Management
3 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Black-Box Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Validation
5 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL
5 2 (11.11%) User Stories
5 2 (11.11%) Release Management
5 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.56%) ERP
6 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Ruby
2 2 (11.11%) Perl
2 2 (11.11%) Python
2 2 (11.11%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) C++
2 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) MCSA
2 2 (11.11%) MCP
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) Perforce
3 2 (11.11%) Segue
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
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