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 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 15 18 29
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 13 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 11.40% 9.35% 1.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 68.42% 72.22% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 3
Median salary £35,000 £33,750 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% -7.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £30,000 £35,300
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £42,250 £39,300
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
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
19 18 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 16.67% 12.95% 4.60%
Number of salaries quoted 16 15 7
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £29,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +36.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £30,000 £20,850
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £37,200 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +3 12 £35,000 +3.70% 4
County Londonderry - 1 £32,500 -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 15 (48.39%) Degree
1 15 (48.39%) Test Automation
2 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
3 11 (35.48%) SQL
3 11 (35.48%) Computer Science
3 11 (35.48%) Selenium
4 9 (29.03%) CRM
5 8 (25.81%) Python
5 8 (25.81%) Linux
5 8 (25.81%) Finance
5 8 (25.81%) Integration Testing
5 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (25.81%) Robot Framework
6 6 (19.35%) Automated Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Change Management
7 5 (16.13%) SLA
7 5 (16.13%) MS Office
7 5 (16.13%) IVR
7 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
7 5 (16.13%) Performance Management
7 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (16.13%) SaaS
8 4 (12.90%) Workday HCM
8 4 (12.90%) WFM
8 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (12.90%) Java
8 4 (12.90%) ERP
8 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
9 3 (9.68%) C#

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 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.45%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Office
2 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Workday HCM
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.23%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Selenium
2 8 (25.81%) Robot Framework
3 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
3 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.23%) JDeveloper
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Local Government
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Test Engineer
2 11 (35.48%) QA Engineer
2 11 (35.48%) Test Automation Engineer
3 8 (25.81%) QA Automation Engineer
3 8 (25.81%) QA Test Engineer
3 8 (25.81%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (25.81%) Systems Test Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Transformation Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Auditor
6 2 (6.45%) CISSP Auditor
6 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Software Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) CSS
1 3 (9.68%) HTML
1 3 (9.68%) XML
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) HTML5
2 2 (6.45%) Java EE
2 2 (6.45%) REST
2 2 (6.45%) SOAP
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Computer Science
2 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (16.13%) IVR
4 3 (9.68%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Test Automation
2 9 (29.03%) CRM
3 8 (25.81%) Integration Testing
4 6 (19.35%) Automated Testing
4 6 (19.35%) Change Management
5 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (16.13%) Performance Management
5 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
6 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (12.90%) ERP
6 4 (12.90%) WFM
7 3 (9.68%) Automation Testing
7 3 (9.68%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
7 3 (9.68%) Quality Management
7 3 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
7 3 (9.68%) Service Management
7 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) Python
3 4 (12.90%) Java
4 3 (9.68%) C#
5 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) CISSP
2 2 (6.45%) ISEB
2 2 (6.45%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) SLA
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) IBM
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.23%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (3.23%) SAP
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