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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 10 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 24 4 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 16.44% 3.64% 8.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 82.76% 44.44% 62.96%
Number of salaries quoted 22 4 16
Average salary £42,500 £29,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.29% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £27,100 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £31,750 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
29 9 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 19.86% 8.18% 13.11%
Number of salaries quoted 23 9 24
Average salary £42,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £22,500 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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
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 10 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(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 -4 9 £35,000 +16.66% 10
County Londonderry - 5 £37,500 -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 14 (51.85%) Test Automation
2 11 (40.74%) Computer Science
3 10 (37.04%) SQL
3 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
4 9 (33.33%) CRM
4 9 (33.33%) Selenium
4 9 (33.33%) Degree
5 8 (29.63%) Integration Testing
5 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (29.63%) Robot Framework
5 8 (29.63%) Python
5 8 (29.63%) Linux
6 5 (18.52%) MS Office
6 5 (18.52%) ERP
6 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (18.52%) SLA
6 5 (18.52%) Change Management
6 5 (18.52%) Finance
6 5 (18.52%) IVR
6 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
6 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
6 5 (18.52%) WFM
6 5 (18.52%) Performance Management
7 4 (14.81%) SaaS
8 3 (11.11%) Automation Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Workday HCM
8 3 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 3 (11.11%) GAP Analysis

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1 (3.70%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Workday HCM
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle ASCP
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) SaaS
2 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Selenium
2 8 (29.63%) Robot Framework
3 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
3 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.70%) JDeveloper
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Test Engineer
2 11 (40.74%) Automation Engineer
2 11 (40.74%) Test Automation Engineer
3 9 (33.33%) QA Engineer
4 8 (29.63%) QA Automation Engineer
4 8 (29.63%) QA Test Engineer
4 8 (29.63%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (29.63%) Systems Test Engineer
5 5 (18.52%) Transformation Manager
6 3 (11.11%) Consultant
6 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
7 2 (7.41%) Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Business Consultant
7 2 (7.41%) E-Business Consultant
7 2 (7.41%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (7.41%) QA Manager
7 2 (7.41%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Software Tester
7 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
1 2 (7.41%) CSS
1 2 (7.41%) HTML
1 2 (7.41%) Middleware
1 2 (7.41%) REST
1 2 (7.41%) SOAP
1 2 (7.41%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) HTML5
2 1 (3.70%) Java EE
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Computer Science
2 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (18.52%) IVR
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (7.41%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Test Automation
2 9 (33.33%) CRM
3 8 (29.63%) Integration Testing
4 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
4 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (18.52%) Change Management
4 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (18.52%) ERP
4 5 (18.52%) Performance Management
4 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
4 5 (18.52%) WFM
5 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 3 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 3 (11.11%) Quality Management
5 3 (11.11%) Service Management
6 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Data Protection
6 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) Python
3 3 (11.11%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) C#
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) IBM
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