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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 19 23
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 5.23% 6.12% 2.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 60.00% 60.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 3
Median salary £60,000 £46,250 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+29.72% +74.52%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
24 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 13.95% 10.20% 4.07%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 5
Median salary £50,000 £46,250 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +74.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £42,500 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £27,700 £51,250
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £44,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-1.13% +6.02%

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

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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 9 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 9 December 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 +4 9 £60,000 +20.00% 2
QA
UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
3 9 (39.13%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
4 7 (30.43%) Degree
5 6 (26.09%) JIRA
5 6 (26.09%) TDD
5 6 (26.09%) Scrum
5 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
5 6 (26.09%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) Risk Management
5 6 (26.09%) User Stories
5 6 (26.09%) ATDD
6 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
6 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
6 5 (21.74%) .NET
6 5 (21.74%) C#
6 5 (21.74%) Oracle
6 5 (21.74%) Finance
6 5 (21.74%) Selenium
6 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Refactoring
7 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
7 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (17.39%) Java
7 4 (17.39%) ERP
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (17.39%) Change Management

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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 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) Confluence
2 1 (4.35%) nginx
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) IDOL
3 1 (4.35%) GIS
3 1 (4.35%) HSQLDB
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) JIRA
2 5 (21.74%) Selenium
3 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (13.04%) Cucumber
5 2 (8.70%) JUnit
5 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
6 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.35%) JMeter
6 1 (4.35%) PyUnit
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.70%) Front Office
3 2 (8.70%) Legal
4 1 (4.35%) Back Office
4 1 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Law
4 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) QA Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Business Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) E-Business Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Functional Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle Functional Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Senior QA Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Software Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Supply Chain Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Supply Chain Functional Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Principal Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Principal Software Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) QA Tester
3 3 (13.04%) Quality Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Supply Chain Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Manual Tester
4 2 (8.70%) QA Manual Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
2 2 (8.70%) Hibernate
2 2 (8.70%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) HTML5
2 2 (8.70%) Spring
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) Ajax
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.35%) CSS3
3 1 (4.35%) JSF
3 1 (4.35%) JSTL
3 1 (4.35%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (4.35%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (4.35%) Node.js
3 1 (4.35%) REST
3 1 (4.35%) RESTful
3 1 (4.35%) Struts2
3 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.04%) Derivative
4 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
4 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.70%) Replication
5 1 (4.35%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.35%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.35%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
3 6 (26.09%) ATDD
3 6 (26.09%) Risk Management
3 6 (26.09%) Scrum
3 6 (26.09%) TDD
3 6 (26.09%) User Stories
4 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
5 4 (17.39%) Change Management
5 4 (17.39%) ERP
5 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Refactoring
5 4 (17.39%) Software Architecture
6 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (13.04%) Issue Tracking
6 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) C#
3 4 (17.39%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
4 2 (8.70%) VB
4 2 (8.70%) VBScript
5 1 (4.35%) Objective-C
5 1 (4.35%) Perl
5 1 (4.35%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) ISEB
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.70%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (8.70%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Adobe
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) Kofax
3 2 (8.70%) OpenText
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) Apple
4 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.35%) Coverity
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat