Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 37 11
Rank change year-on-year -8 -26 +21
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 32 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.83% 7.03% 11.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.44% 76.19% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 30
Northern Ireland median annual salary £46,250 £26,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +74.53% -32.05% -8.24%
10th Percentile £29,225 £16,800 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £44,750 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 36 42 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.61% 9.23% 22.42%
Number of salaries quoted 27 14 57
Northern Ireland median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,900 £24,000 £25,600
90th Percentile £63,250 £45,125 £56,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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 -11 15 £47,500 +93.88% 12
County Armagh +9 1 £32,500 -18.75% 1
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UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) C#
3 5 (31.25%) Java
3 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
4 4 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) JIRA
5 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
5 3 (18.75%) Selenium
5 3 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (12.50%) High-Frequency Trading
6 2 (12.50%) Post-Production
6 2 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 2 (12.50%) Velocity
6 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
6 2 (12.50%) User Stories
6 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 2 (12.50%) SDLC
6 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
6 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) Economics
6 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) C
6 2 (12.50%) Workflow
6 2 (12.50%) ERP

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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 1 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) JIRA
1 3 (18.75%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) Gradle
3 1 (6.25%) JDeveloper
3 1 (6.25%) JUnit
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (6.25%) Spock
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) TestNG
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) QA Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) QA Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) QA Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Business Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) E-Business Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Graduate
4 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Velocity
2 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.25%) Ember.js
2 1 (6.25%) Enzyme
2 1 (6.25%) React
2 1 (6.25%) Vue.js
2 1 (6.25%) WebSockets
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
1 3 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (6.25%) Internet of Things
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
3 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Economics
4 2 (12.50%) ERP
4 2 (12.50%) High-Frequency Trading
4 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Post-Production
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (12.50%) SDLC
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 2 (12.50%) User Stories
4 2 (12.50%) Workflow
5 1 (6.25%) API Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) C#
1 5 (31.25%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) C
3 2 (12.50%) C++
3 2 (12.50%) Embedded C
3 2 (12.50%) Embedded C++
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) HNC
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
1 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Netezza
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Sybase