Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £32,250 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 37 31
Rank change year-on-year -29 -6 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 3 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.66% 2.35% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 2.56% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 0
Northern Ireland median annual salary £32,250 £26,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.04% - -
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies in Northern Ireland with a recognized job title 436 312 149
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 91.76% 97.39%
Number of salaries quoted 284 241 117
Northern Ireland median annual salary £36,500 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.95% -5.00% +21.21%
10th Percentile £20,500 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £54,625 £61,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 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
County Antrim -25 2 £24,500 -5.77%
County Armagh - 1 £40,000 -
QA Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 3 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) MSTest
3 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Internet of Things
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) NUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) MSTest
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Internet of Things
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA