Period
to 8 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 41 46
Rank change year-on-year +9 +5 -21
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 30 10
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 6.04% 4.85% 2.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.00% 33.33% 29.41%
Number of salaries quoted 8 25 6
Median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% -20.79% +18.82%
10th Percentile £30,125 £23,750 £33,125
90th Percentile £45,750 £52,000 £65,625
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +3.09%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 40 90 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 10.99% 14.54% 8.44%
Number of salaries quoted 18 36 20
Median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% -11.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £26,975 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £66,625
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Northern Ireland

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Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for QA in Northern Ireland

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Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Salary histogram for QA 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 6 months to 8 August 2020. 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 +16 22 £41,000 +2.50% 1
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for QA.

1 11 (50.00%) C#
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 9 (40.91%) Java
3 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
4 8 (36.36%) .NET
5 6 (27.27%) Selenium
6 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
6 5 (22.73%) Scrum
6 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
6 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
6 5 (22.73%) HTML
6 5 (22.73%) VB.NET
6 5 (22.73%) Windows
7 4 (18.18%) Python
7 4 (18.18%) VBA
7 4 (18.18%) SQL
7 4 (18.18%) Finance
7 4 (18.18%) Degree
7 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
7 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (18.18%) Robotic Process Automation
7 4 (18.18%) UiPath
7 4 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (13.64%) Automation Anywhere
8 3 (13.64%) Technical Leadership
8 3 (13.64%) Project Delivery
8 3 (13.64%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (13.64%) Windows Server

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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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.64%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (13.64%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) AWS
1 3 (13.64%) Azure
1 3 (13.64%) G Suite
1 3 (13.64%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Blockchain
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Selenium
2 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (4.55%) NUnit
4 1 (4.55%) Robot Framework
4 1 (4.55%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Billing
2 1 (4.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Developer
2 3 (13.64%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Automation Tester
2 3 (13.64%) Tester
2 3 (13.64%) Web Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) QA Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Automation Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.55%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Junior Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Junior Web Developer
4 1 (4.55%) QA Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Software Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
2 5 (22.73%) HTML
3 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
4 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
4 3 (13.64%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (13.64%) Natural Language Processing
4 3 (13.64%) React
4 3 (13.64%) TensorFlow
4 3 (13.64%) Vue.js
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.55%) CSS
5 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
5 1 (4.55%) Node.js
5 1 (4.55%) REST
5 1 (4.55%) RESTful
5 1 (4.55%) Spring
5 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) N-Tier
2 3 (13.64%) Robotics
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) PMI
3 1 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
2 5 (22.73%) Scrum
2 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
2 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
3 4 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (18.18%) Robotic Process Automation
4 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (13.64%) Data Engineering
4 3 (13.64%) DevOps
4 3 (13.64%) Front End Development
4 3 (13.64%) Kanban
4 3 (13.64%) Machine Learning
4 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
4 3 (13.64%) Project Delivery
4 3 (13.64%) QA Automation
4 3 (13.64%) System Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) C#
2 9 (40.91%) Java
2 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
3 5 (22.73%) VB.NET
4 4 (18.18%) Python
4 4 (18.18%) SQL
4 4 (18.18%) VBA
5 3 (13.64%) Google Apps Script
5 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.55%) PHP
6 1 (4.55%) VB
6 1 (4.55%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) HNC
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Kibana
2 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) UiPath
2 3 (13.64%) Automation Anywhere
2 3 (13.64%) Blue Prism
2 3 (13.64%) Google
3 2 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle