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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 23 33
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.48% 6.67% 2.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 54.55% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 5
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
6 22 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.96% 12.22% 5.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4 18 6
Average salary £41,250 £32,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.92% -16.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £14,144 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £61,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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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

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(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 -13 3 £32,500 - 1
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UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
1 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (50.00%) WCF
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (50.00%) C++
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Product Management
4 1 (16.67%) Apache Solr
4 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (16.67%) SaaS
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (16.67%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Software Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Software Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) QA Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
2 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Software Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) WCF
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (16.67%) Lucene
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Product Management
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Extreme Programming
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) KANA
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