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 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 15 29 18
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 5 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 10.61% 2.63% 11.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 70.00% 45.45% 91.43%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 17
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £36,500 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.49% +1.31%
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
20 11 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 15.15% 5.79% 12.28%
Number of salaries quoted 18 10 19
Average salary £36,250 £29,250 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.93% -24.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £70,000 £36,500
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
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 20 April 2015.

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 20 April 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 +16 14 £32,500 -7.14% 2
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
1 8 (42.11%) Degree
1 8 (42.11%) Test Automation
2 7 (36.84%) Computer Science
2 7 (36.84%) HTML
2 7 (36.84%) Java
2 7 (36.84%) SaaS
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Web Services
4 5 (26.32%) XML
4 5 (26.32%) CRM
4 5 (26.32%) Finance
4 5 (26.32%) Workday HCM
5 4 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (21.05%) Validation
5 4 (21.05%) Scrum
5 4 (21.05%) C#
5 4 (21.05%) ERP
5 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (21.05%) XSL
5 4 (21.05%) OO
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
5 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) Selenium
6 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
6 3 (15.79%) System Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) SaaS
2 4 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.26%) Force.com
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Selenium
1 3 (15.79%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.26%) Mockito
2 1 (5.26%) JUnit
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) QA Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Software Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Team Leader
3 2 (10.53%) Testing Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) PHP Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Principal Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Product Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) HTML
2 5 (26.32%) Web Services
2 5 (26.32%) XML
3 4 (21.05%) XSL
4 2 (10.53%) .NET
4 2 (10.53%) CSS
5 1 (5.26%) SOAP
5 1 (5.26%) J2EE
5 1 (5.26%) Java EE
5 1 (5.26%) jQuery
5 1 (5.26%) HTML5
5 1 (5.26%) REST
5 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.79%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Solaris
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Test Automation
2 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) CRM
3 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Validation
4 4 (21.05%) Scrum
4 4 (21.05%) ERP
4 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) OO
5 3 (15.79%) User Stories
5 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
5 3 (15.79%) System Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.53%) TDD
6 2 (10.53%) Product Management
6 2 (10.53%) Coaching
7 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
2 7 (36.84%) Java
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 4 (21.05%) C#
5 1 (5.26%) Perl
5 1 (5.26%) PHP
5 1 (5.26%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) Postgraduate
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Google
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 12 days ago
Derry/Londonderry
Real Time Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 20 days ago