Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 15 26
Rank change year-on-year -12 +11 +24
Permanent jobs citing QA 33 30 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 8.94% 9.97% 4.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 71.74% 42.86% 36.84%
Number of salaries quoted 6 24 6
County Antrim median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -13.51% +42.31%
10th Percentile £17,875 £26,000 £34,375
90th Percentile £49,375 £55,000 £55,625
Northern Ireland median annual salary £41,250 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% +30.77%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
County Antrim
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 46 70 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 12.47% 23.26% 13.48%
Number of salaries quoted 16 56 13
County Antrim median annual salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £24,500 £26,000 £27,800
90th Percentile £58,125 £59,375 £57,500
Northern Ireland median annual salary £38,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.13% - +23.08%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in County Antrim.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast -11 33 £42,500 +6.25%
QA
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 26 (78.79%) SQL
2 22 (66.67%) Java
2 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (54.55%) Test Automation
4 17 (51.52%) ISTQB
4 17 (51.52%) Oracle
5 15 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (36.36%) Finance
7 11 (33.33%) Manual Testing
8 10 (30.30%) JIRA
8 10 (30.30%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (30.30%) SDLC
8 10 (30.30%) Translating Business Requirements
8 10 (30.30%) ISEB
9 9 (27.27%) Change Management
9 9 (27.27%) Oracle EBS
9 9 (27.27%) Risk Management
9 9 (27.27%) Workflow
9 9 (27.27%) Oracle ERP
9 9 (27.27%) Oracle Workflow
9 9 (27.27%) Scrum
9 9 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (27.27%) PL/SQL
9 9 (27.27%) JDeveloper
9 9 (27.27%) Middleware
9 9 (27.27%) XML
9 9 (27.27%) ITIL
9 9 (27.27%) Unix
9 9 (27.27%) ERP
9 9 (27.27%) Oracle Forms

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Co-occurring 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 9 (27.27%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle EBS R12
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle BI EE
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (21.21%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) DataStage
3 1 (3.03%) DB2
3 1 (3.03%) DecisionStream
3 1 (3.03%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) JIRA
2 9 (27.27%) Cucumber
2 9 (27.27%) JDeveloper
2 9 (27.27%) Oracle APEX
2 9 (27.27%) Oracle Forms
3 7 (21.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.06%) Selenium
5 1 (3.03%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) Legal
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Analyst
2 10 (30.30%) Consultant
3 9 (27.27%) E-Business Consultant
3 9 (27.27%) Oracle Consultant
3 9 (27.27%) Oracle Technical Consultant
3 9 (27.27%) QA Analyst
3 9 (27.27%) Technical Consultant
4 8 (24.24%) Test Analyst
5 7 (21.21%) QA Test Analyst
6 6 (18.18%) Junior
6 6 (18.18%) Junior Consultant
6 6 (18.18%) Junior Technical Consultant
7 4 (12.12%) QA Leader
8 3 (9.09%) Tester
9 2 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (6.06%) Automation Tester
9 2 (6.06%) QA Engineer
9 2 (6.06%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 1 (3.03%) Software Analyst
10 1 (3.03%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) Middleware
1 9 (27.27%) XML
2 1 (3.03%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (3.03%) Node.js
2 1 (3.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (27.27%) Credit Derivative
2 9 (27.27%) Derivative
3 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (24.24%) Management Information System
4 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (54.55%) Test Automation
3 15 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 10 (30.30%) SDLC
5 10 (30.30%) Translating Business Requirements
6 9 (27.27%) BDD
6 9 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (27.27%) Change Management
6 9 (27.27%) Defect Tracking
6 9 (27.27%) ERP
6 9 (27.27%) ITIL
6 9 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
6 9 (27.27%) Risk Management
6 9 (27.27%) Scrum
6 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
6 9 (27.27%) Workflow
7 8 (24.24%) Test Strategy
8 7 (21.21%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (21.21%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (78.79%) SQL
2 22 (66.67%) Java
3 9 (27.27%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (51.52%) ISTQB
2 10 (30.30%) ISEB
3 8 (24.24%) Degree
4 7 (21.21%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (21.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.03%) CEH
5 1 (3.03%) CISSP
5 1 (3.03%) CSSLP
5 1 (3.03%) GIAC
5 1 (3.03%) GSEC
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) Oracle
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Capita
3 1 (3.03%) Cognos
3 1 (3.03%) HP
3 1 (3.03%) IBM