The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Northern Ireland / County Antrim
Rank 29 23 6
Rank change year-on-year -6 -17  
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 9 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 5.39% 7.63% 17.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.00% 60.00% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 12
Median salary £50,000 £35,000 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.85% +12.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £29,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £42,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
County Antrim
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 25 15 18
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 10.37% 12.71% 26.47%
Number of salaries quoted 13 11 16
Median salary £50,000 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £41,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in County Antrim citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in County Antrim

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Salary Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in County Antrim.

Salary trend for QA in County Antrim

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Salary Histogram in County Antrim

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in County Antrim over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in County Antrim

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Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 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
Belfast -1 13 £50,000 +42.85%
QA
Northern Ireland

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for QA.

1 18 (81.82%) SQL
2 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (63.64%) JIRA
4 13 (59.09%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (50.00%) Java
5 11 (50.00%) Finance
6 10 (45.45%) TDD
6 10 (45.45%) Scrum
6 10 (45.45%) ATDD
6 10 (45.45%) User Stories
7 9 (40.91%) Cucumber
7 9 (40.91%) Derivative
8 8 (36.36%) Manual Testing
9 7 (31.82%) SDLC
10 6 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (27.27%) XML
11 5 (22.73%) Oracle
11 5 (22.73%) ERP
11 5 (22.73%) Oracle ERP
11 5 (22.73%) Change Management
11 5 (22.73%) ISEB
11 5 (22.73%) Front Office
11 5 (22.73%) Oracle EBS
11 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
11 5 (22.73%) Oracle EBS R12
11 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (22.73%) Selenium
11 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
11 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
11 5 (22.73%) Credit Derivative

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Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim 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 3 (13.64%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (63.64%) JIRA
2 9 (40.91%) Cucumber
3 5 (22.73%) Selenium
4 3 (13.64%) JDeveloper
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Front Office
3 4 (18.18%) Banking
4 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) QA Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Consultant
2 5 (22.73%) E-Business Consultant
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) Senior QA Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle Technical Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) QA Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Business Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Functional Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle Functional Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle Supply Chain Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle Supply Chain Functional Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Supply Chain Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) XML
2 3 (13.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (59.09%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (40.91%) Derivative
3 6 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (22.73%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.55%) Fintech
5 1 (4.55%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) ATDD
2 10 (45.45%) Scrum
2 10 (45.45%) TDD
2 10 (45.45%) User Stories
3 8 (36.36%) Manual Testing
4 7 (31.82%) SDLC
5 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
5 5 (22.73%) BDD
5 5 (22.73%) Change Management
5 5 (22.73%) Defect Tracking
5 5 (22.73%) ERP
5 5 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
5 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
6 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (13.64%) ITIL
7 3 (13.64%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) SQL
2 11 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) ISEB
1 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft