Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 37 23
Rank change year-on-year -8 -14 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 34 35 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 5.66% 7.38% 7.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 65.38% 64.81% 38.33%
Number of salaries quoted 19 8 13
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £20,025 £26,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £48,625 £57,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 52 54 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.65% 11.39% 18.63%
Number of salaries quoted 27 24 38
Northern Ireland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £27,900 £25,900 £25,025
90th Percentile £59,750 £55,000 £61,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -19 27 £40,000 -5.88% 5
County Armagh +9 1 £32,500 -18.75%
Newry - 1 £27,500 -
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UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) Java
3 16 (47.06%) JavaScript
4 14 (41.18%) Python
5 13 (38.24%) SQL
5 13 (38.24%) Unix
5 13 (38.24%) Test Automation
6 12 (35.29%) Selenium
7 10 (29.41%) BDD
7 10 (29.41%) JUnit
7 10 (29.41%) TDD
8 9 (26.47%) Degree
9 8 (23.53%) Computer Science
9 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
9 8 (23.53%) Finance
10 7 (20.59%) OO
10 7 (20.59%) JIRA
10 7 (20.59%) Git (software)
10 7 (20.59%) Functional Testing
11 6 (17.65%) AngularJS
11 6 (17.65%) Relational Database
11 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
11 6 (17.65%) Java EE
11 6 (17.65%) Project Planning
11 6 (17.65%) RESTful
11 6 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (17.65%) CSS
11 6 (17.65%) Linux
11 6 (17.65%) OOP
11 6 (17.65%) MySQL

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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 4 (11.76%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) MySQL
1 6 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (17.65%) Relational Database
2 5 (14.71%) MongoDB
2 5 (14.71%) Neo4j
2 5 (14.71%) NoSQL
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle Discoverer
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (35.29%) Selenium
2 10 (29.41%) JUnit
3 7 (20.59%) Git (software)
3 7 (20.59%) JIRA
4 5 (14.71%) Eclipse
4 5 (14.71%) Mockito
4 5 (14.71%) TestNG
4 5 (14.71%) WebDriver
5 4 (11.76%) Appium
5 4 (11.76%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (11.76%) SoapUI
5 4 (11.76%) TestComplete
5 4 (11.76%) WATIR
6 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.94%) Gradle
6 1 (2.94%) Spock
6 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Developer
2 7 (20.59%) Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) Java Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Automation Tester
3 6 (17.65%) Java Web Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Tester
3 6 (17.65%) Web Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Applications Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Java Applications Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Java Web Applications Developer
4 5 (14.71%) QA Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Test Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Test Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Web Applications Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Consultant
5 4 (11.76%) Oracle Consultant
5 4 (11.76%) Oracle Technical Consultant
5 4 (11.76%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (11.76%) Technical Support
5 4 (11.76%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) AngularJS
1 6 (17.65%) CSS
1 6 (17.65%) HTML
1 6 (17.65%) Java EE
1 6 (17.65%) RESTful
2 5 (14.71%) Angular 2
2 5 (14.71%) Hibernate
2 5 (14.71%) JPA
2 5 (14.71%) Node.js
2 5 (14.71%) Spring
2 5 (14.71%) Spring Boot
2 5 (14.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (11.76%) JSF
3 4 (11.76%) PrimeFaces
4 2 (5.88%) Velocity
5 1 (2.94%) Ember.js
5 1 (2.94%) Enzyme
5 1 (2.94%) React
5 1 (2.94%) Vue.js
5 1 (2.94%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (14.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (14.71%) User Experience
3 4 (11.76%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 13 (38.24%) Unix
2 6 (17.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) Test Automation
3 10 (29.41%) BDD
3 10 (29.41%) TDD
4 8 (23.53%) Computer Science
4 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
5 7 (20.59%) Functional Testing
5 7 (20.59%) OO
6 6 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
6 6 (17.65%) OOP
6 6 (17.65%) Project Planning
6 6 (17.65%) Scrum
7 5 (14.71%) Component Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Issue Tracking
7 5 (14.71%) Manual Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Microservices
7 5 (14.71%) Requirements Management
7 5 (14.71%) SDET
7 5 (14.71%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) Java
2 16 (47.06%) JavaScript
3 14 (41.18%) Python
4 13 (38.24%) SQL
5 5 (14.71%) C#
5 5 (14.71%) Java 8
5 5 (14.71%) Perl
5 5 (14.71%) Ruby
6 4 (11.76%) PL/SQL
7 2 (5.88%) C
7 2 (5.88%) C++
7 2 (5.88%) Embedded C
7 2 (5.88%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Degree
2 5 (14.71%) ISTQB
3 4 (11.76%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Docker
1 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) HP
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) Netezza
3 1 (2.94%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) Sybase