Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 17 28
Rank change year-on-year -17 +11 +21
Permanent jobs citing QA 36 31 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.96% 9.12% 5.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 67.92% 41.33% 36.36%
Number of salaries quoted 7 24 7
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +30.77%
10th Percentile £18,950 £26,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £46,750 £55,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 53 75 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 11.73% 22.06% 13.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22 57 14
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £25,800 £26,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £54,250 £61,250 £56,875
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52% +2.22%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing QA as a percentage 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

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

Salary trend for QA in Northern Ireland

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Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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 18 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 -15 33 £42,500 +6.25% 2
County Armagh - 1 £40,000 -
County Down - 1 - -
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UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for QA.

1 27 (75.00%) SQL
2 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (63.89%) Java
4 21 (58.33%) Test Automation
5 18 (50.00%) ISTQB
6 17 (47.22%) Oracle
7 16 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (36.11%) Finance
9 12 (33.33%) JIRA
9 12 (33.33%) Manual Testing
10 11 (30.56%) ISEB
10 11 (30.56%) Non-Functional Testing
10 11 (30.56%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (30.56%) SDLC
11 10 (27.78%) Translating Business Requirements
11 10 (27.78%) Defect Tracking
11 10 (27.78%) Test Scripting
11 10 (27.78%) Cucumber
11 10 (27.78%) BDD
11 10 (27.78%) Degree
11 10 (27.78%) Derivative
11 10 (27.78%) Credit Derivative
12 9 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
12 9 (25.00%) Oracle APEX
12 9 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
12 9 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
12 9 (25.00%) Change Management
12 9 (25.00%) Middleware
12 9 (25.00%) Workflow
12 9 (25.00%) Oracle EBS

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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 9 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.78%) Apache
2 1 (2.78%) nginx
2 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
1 9 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) SQLite
3 1 (2.78%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) DataStage
3 1 (2.78%) DB2
3 1 (2.78%) DecisionStream
3 1 (2.78%) HSQLDB
3 1 (2.78%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (2.78%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) JIRA
2 10 (27.78%) Cucumber
3 9 (25.00%) JDeveloper
3 9 (25.00%) Oracle APEX
3 9 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.56%) Selenium
6 1 (2.78%) Android Studio
6 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.78%) Grunt
6 1 (2.78%) gulp
6 1 (2.78%) Metasploit
6 1 (2.78%) Mocha
6 1 (2.78%) MSTest
6 1 (2.78%) NUnit
6 1 (2.78%) Robot Framework
6 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.78%) webpack
6 1 (2.78%) Xcode
General
1 13 (36.11%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Legal
3 2 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Analyst
2 10 (27.78%) Consultant
3 9 (25.00%) E-Business Consultant
3 9 (25.00%) Oracle Consultant
3 9 (25.00%) Oracle Technical Consultant
3 9 (25.00%) QA Analyst
3 9 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
4 8 (22.22%) Test Analyst
5 7 (19.44%) QA Test Analyst
6 6 (16.67%) Junior
6 6 (16.67%) Junior Consultant
6 6 (16.67%) Junior Technical Consultant
7 4 (11.11%) QA Leader
8 3 (8.33%) Developer
8 3 (8.33%) QA Engineer
8 3 (8.33%) Tester
9 2 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (5.56%) Automation Tester
9 2 (5.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 1 (2.78%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) Middleware
1 9 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (5.56%) HTML
2 2 (5.56%) HTML5
2 2 (5.56%) Node.js
3 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.78%) CSS
3 1 (2.78%) CSS3
3 1 (2.78%) Express
3 1 (2.78%) io.js
3 1 (2.78%) Ionic Framework
3 1 (2.78%) J2EE
3 1 (2.78%) JSP
3 1 (2.78%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (2.78%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (2.78%) Meteor
3 1 (2.78%) REST
3 1 (2.78%) Servlets
3 1 (2.78%) Struts
3 1 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (27.78%) Credit Derivative
2 10 (27.78%) Derivative
3 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 8 (22.22%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.78%) Internet of Things
6 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Unix
2 2 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Android
3 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (58.33%) Test Automation
3 16 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 11 (30.56%) Non-Functional Testing
5 11 (30.56%) SDLC
6 10 (27.78%) BDD
6 10 (27.78%) Defect Tracking
6 10 (27.78%) Test Scripting
6 10 (27.78%) Translating Business Requirements
7 9 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (25.00%) Change Management
7 9 (25.00%) ERP
7 9 (25.00%) ITIL
7 9 (25.00%) Risk Management
7 9 (25.00%) Workflow
8 8 (22.22%) Scrum
8 8 (22.22%) Test Strategy
9 7 (19.44%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (19.44%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (75.00%) SQL
2 23 (63.89%) Java
3 9 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.56%) Ruby
6 1 (2.78%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.78%) C#
6 1 (2.78%) Perl
6 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 11 (30.56%) ISEB
3 10 (27.78%) Degree
4 7 (19.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (19.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.78%) CEH
5 1 (2.78%) CISSP
5 1 (2.78%) CSSLP
5 1 (2.78%) GIAC
5 1 (2.78%) GSEC
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) Oracle
2 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) Apple
3 1 (2.78%) Capita
3 1 (2.78%) Cognos
3 1 (2.78%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) IBM
3 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.78%) Xamarin