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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 5 33
Rank change year-on-year -17 +28  
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 27 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 6.32% 17.88% 5.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 63.16% 60.00% 36.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2 23 6
Median salary £39,750 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.60% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,550 £25,000 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £51,950 £55,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 19 45 19
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 10.00% 29.80% 13.77%
Number of salaries quoted 9 40 11
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,900 £25,500 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £90,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 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 -13 12 £39,750 +4.60% 1
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 22 (84.62%) SQL
2 21 (80.77%) Java
3 18 (69.23%) Finance
3 18 (69.23%) Test Automation
4 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (61.54%) JIRA
6 15 (57.69%) Manual Testing
6 15 (57.69%) Derivative
6 15 (57.69%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (57.69%) SDLC
7 14 (53.85%) Non-Functional Testing
7 14 (53.85%) Test Scripting
7 14 (53.85%) Cucumber
7 14 (53.85%) Credit Derivative
7 14 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
8 13 (50.00%) ISTQB
8 13 (50.00%) BDD
8 13 (50.00%) ISEB
9 12 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (26.92%) XML
11 6 (23.08%) ITIL
11 6 (23.08%) Unix
11 6 (23.08%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (23.08%) PL/SQL
11 6 (23.08%) Oracle
11 6 (23.08%) Middleware
11 6 (23.08%) ERP
11 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence

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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 6 (23.08%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle BI EE
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (61.54%) JIRA
2 14 (53.85%) Cucumber
3 6 (23.08%) JDeveloper
3 6 (23.08%) Oracle APEX
3 6 (23.08%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (15.38%) Selenium
General
1 18 (69.23%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Front Office
4 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Consultant
1 6 (23.08%) E-Business Consultant
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle Consultant
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle Technical Consultant
1 6 (23.08%) QA Engineer
1 6 (23.08%) Technical Consultant
2 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) QA Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.85%) QA Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) XML
2 6 (23.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (57.69%) Derivative
1 15 (57.69%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (53.85%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Fintech
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (57.69%) Manual Testing
3 15 (57.69%) SDLC
4 14 (53.85%) Non-Functional Testing
4 14 (53.85%) Test Scripting
5 13 (50.00%) BDD
5 13 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
6 12 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (23.08%) Change Management
7 6 (23.08%) ERP
7 6 (23.08%) ITIL
7 6 (23.08%) Risk Management
7 6 (23.08%) Translating Business Requirements
7 6 (23.08%) Workflow
8 3 (11.54%) ATDD
8 3 (11.54%) Scrum
8 3 (11.54%) TDD
8 3 (11.54%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 22 (84.62%) SQL
2 21 (80.77%) Java
3 6 (23.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) ISEB
1 13 (50.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle
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