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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 31 9
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -22
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 12 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 4.27% 7.10% 13.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 83.33% 46.15% 94.44%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 21
Average salary £28,500 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,600 £15,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £41,750 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
6 26 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 5.13% 15.38% 14.79%
Number of salaries quoted 6 24 24
Average salary £27,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £15,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £48,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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
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 24 December 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 +6 3 £26,500 -11.66% 2
QA
UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) HTML
2 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 4 (36.36%) XML
3 4 (36.36%) TDD
3 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 4 (36.36%) BDD
4 3 (27.27%) C#
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 3 (27.27%) Web Services
4 3 (27.27%) XSL
4 3 (27.27%) ISEB
4 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) Validation
4 3 (27.27%) Games
4 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
4 3 (27.27%) Italian Language
4 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) .NET
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
5 2 (18.18%) OO
5 2 (18.18%) Spread Betting
5 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 2 (18.18%) System Testing
5 2 (18.18%) User Stories

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Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (9.09%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Games
1 3 (27.27%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) QA Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Quality Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) QA Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Testing Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Software Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) XML
3 3 (27.27%) XSL
3 3 (27.27%) Web Services
4 2 (18.18%) .NET
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
5 1 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) Lucene
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (9.09%) jQuery
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
5 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Spread Betting
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) TDD
2 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 4 (36.36%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) Validation
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
4 2 (18.18%) OO
4 2 (18.18%) System Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
4 2 (18.18%) User Stories
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (9.09%) Product Management
5 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 1 (9.09%) OOD
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) KANA
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