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 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 6 26 36
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 29 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 18.24% 5.84% 1.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 67.44% 40.00% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 25 7 3
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
43 20 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 27.04% 14.60% 4.21%
Number of salaries quoted 38 12 5
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £30,000 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +23 29 £38,000 +1.33% 2
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 31 (75.61%) Microsoft
2 29 (70.73%) Degree
3 19 (46.34%) SharePoint
4 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (36.59%) Software Engineering
5 14 (34.15%) MS Excel
6 12 (29.27%) Selenium
6 12 (29.27%) Mentoring
7 11 (26.83%) Computer Science
8 10 (24.39%) Requirements Analysis
8 10 (24.39%) Risk Management
8 10 (24.39%) Issue Tracking
8 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
9 9 (21.95%) SpecFlow
9 9 (21.95%) Validation
9 9 (21.95%) C#
9 9 (21.95%) ISEB
10 8 (19.51%) .NET
10 8 (19.51%) Finance
10 8 (19.51%) Integration Testing
11 7 (17.07%) SQL
11 7 (17.07%) ERP
11 7 (17.07%) Test Automation
12 6 (14.63%) Product Management
12 6 (14.63%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (14.63%) Software Architecture
12 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (14.63%) Oracle

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 19 (46.34%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (4.88%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (34.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (9.76%) Workday HCM
2 2 (4.88%) assyst
2 2 (4.88%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (12.20%) SaaS
3 4 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (9.76%) Office 365
4 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (4.88%) Cisco Wireless
1 2 (4.88%) DMZ
1 2 (4.88%) Firewall
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
1 2 (4.88%) LAN
1 2 (4.88%) NetScaler
1 2 (4.88%) SAN
1 2 (4.88%) VPN
1 2 (4.88%) WAN
1 2 (4.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.88%) IDOL
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) Selenium
2 9 (21.95%) SpecFlow
3 6 (14.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (7.32%) JDeveloper
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (4.88%) Robot Framework
6 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Marketing
3 4 (9.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (9.76%) Retail
4 2 (4.88%) Legal
4 2 (4.88%) Local Government
5 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) QA Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) Quality Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Architect
3 5 (12.20%) Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Business Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) E-Business Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Manual Tester
4 4 (9.76%) Oracle Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Product Manager
4 4 (9.76%) QA Manual Tester
4 4 (9.76%) QA Tester
4 4 (9.76%) Support Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Technical Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Tester
5 3 (7.32%) Oracle Technical Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) .NET
2 5 (12.20%) XML
3 4 (9.76%) Web Services
4 3 (7.32%) CSS
4 3 (7.32%) HTML
4 3 (7.32%) Middleware
5 2 (4.88%) HTML5
5 2 (4.88%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Computer Science
2 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.88%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.88%) Replication
4 2 (4.88%) User Experience
4 2 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Unix
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (36.59%) Software Engineering
2 12 (29.27%) Mentoring
3 10 (24.39%) Issue Tracking
3 10 (24.39%) Requirements Analysis
3 10 (24.39%) Risk Management
4 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
4 9 (21.95%) Validation
5 8 (19.51%) Integration Testing
6 7 (17.07%) ERP
6 7 (17.07%) Test Automation
7 6 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (14.63%) Change Management
7 6 (14.63%) Product Management
7 6 (14.63%) Refactoring
7 6 (14.63%) Software Architecture
8 5 (12.20%) Regression Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (9.76%) Process Management
9 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) C#
2 7 (17.07%) SQL
3 6 (14.63%) Java
4 3 (7.32%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.88%) Python
5 2 (4.88%) VB
5 2 (4.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (70.73%) Degree
2 9 (21.95%) ISEB
3 2 (4.88%) CISSP
3 2 (4.88%) Postgraduate
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.88%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (4.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (75.61%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) Oracle
3 4 (9.76%) Citrix
4 2 (4.88%) Adobe
4 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco
4 2 (4.88%) IBM
4 2 (4.88%) Kofax
4 2 (4.88%) OpenText
4 2 (4.88%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.88%) SAP
4 2 (4.88%) Tandberg
4 2 (4.88%) VMware
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