The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £39,750 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Engineer
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 22 39
Rank change year-on-year -11 +17  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 2 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.02% 5.66% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 5.92% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 0
Median salary £39,750 £25,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +59.00% -  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 186 152 138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 94.90% 95.60% 99.28%
Number of salaries quoted 446 371 265
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,875 £26,000 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £60,250 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings that featured QA Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Northern Ireland

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Northern Ireland

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Northern Ireland over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Northern Ireland

QA Engineer
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 Engineer within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
County Antrim -12 2 £39,750 +59.00% 2
QA Engineer
UK

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northern Ireland region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) JIRA
3 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (50.00%) SDLC
4 3 (50.00%) Java
4 3 (50.00%) Credit Derivative
4 3 (50.00%) Derivative
5 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (33.33%) TDD
5 2 (33.33%) Banking
5 2 (33.33%) Front Office
5 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (33.33%) ISEB
5 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (33.33%) BDD
5 2 (33.33%) ATDD
5 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (33.33%) User Stories
5 2 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 1 (16.67%) Selenium

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Front Office
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Credit Derivative
1 3 (50.00%) Derivative
1 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (50.00%) SDLC
3 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) ATDD
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) User Stories
5 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
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Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Relocation Package
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