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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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 75 18 27
Rank change year-on-year -57 +9 +26
Permanent jobs citing QA 26 84 30
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.83% 14.95% 7.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.53% 73.04% 58.82%
Number of salaries quoted 9 19 17
10th Percentile £31,250 £22,500 £32,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £33,125 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £75,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -20.00% +76.47% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £78,125 £45,000
90th Percentile - £78,750 £55,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +10.00%

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 106 115 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 11.55% 20.46% 12.44%
Number of salaries quoted 51 38 25
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,600 £26,450
25th Percentile £32,875 £33,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -14.74% +18.75% -3.03%
75th Percentile £57,500 £75,063 £45,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £78,750 £52,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%

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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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
County Antrim -56 21 £60,000 -20.00% 7
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UK

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 17 (65.38%) Agile
2 12 (46.15%) Python
3 11 (42.31%) Software Engineering
4 10 (38.46%) Degree
4 10 (38.46%) Computer Science
4 10 (38.46%) Linux
4 10 (38.46%) Mentoring
5 9 (34.62%) GCP
5 9 (34.62%) GitHub
5 9 (34.62%) Jenkins
5 9 (34.62%) Xamarin
5 9 (34.62%) Kotlin
5 9 (34.62%) Social Skills
5 9 (34.62%) Perl
5 9 (34.62%) Firmware
5 9 (34.62%) Configuration Management
5 9 (34.62%) Electronics
5 9 (34.62%) Video\Live Streaming
5 9 (34.62%) Wireshark
5 9 (34.62%) Embedded Linux
5 9 (34.62%) Android
5 9 (34.62%) Azure
5 9 (34.62%) AWS
5 9 (34.62%) Bash
5 9 (34.62%) Apple iOS
5 9 (34.62%) Node.js
6 7 (26.92%) Test Automation
6 7 (26.92%) C++
6 7 (26.92%) SDLC
7 6 (23.08%) Microsoft

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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 (3.85%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (34.62%) AWS
1 9 (34.62%) Azure
1 9 (34.62%) GCP
1 9 (34.62%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Apache Hive
1 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.85%) JUnit
2 1 (3.85%) Postman
2 1 (3.85%) Selenium
General
1 9 (34.62%) Electronics
1 9 (34.62%) Social Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Presentation Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Graduate
1 9 (34.62%) Graduate Software Engineer
1 9 (34.62%) Software Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
2 4 (15.38%) Scrum Master
2 4 (15.38%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
3 3 (11.54%) QA Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Software Tester
3 3 (11.54%) Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Principal Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Python Developer
5 1 (3.85%) QA Leader
5 1 (3.85%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) Node.js
2 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
2 2 (7.69%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Video\Live Streaming
2 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
3 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (15.38%) Life Science
3 4 (15.38%) PMI
3 4 (15.38%) Virtual Team
4 2 (7.69%) Cloud Native
5 1 (3.85%) IoT
5 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Linux
2 9 (34.62%) Android
2 9 (34.62%) Apple iOS
2 9 (34.62%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Agile
2 11 (42.31%) Software Engineering
3 10 (38.46%) Computer Science
3 10 (38.46%) Mentoring
4 9 (34.62%) Configuration Management
5 7 (26.92%) SDLC
5 7 (26.92%) Test Automation
6 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (19.23%) Validation
7 4 (15.38%) Chemistry
7 4 (15.38%) Kanban
7 4 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (15.38%) Project Governance
7 4 (15.38%) Project Management
7 4 (15.38%) QMS
7 4 (15.38%) Quality Management
7 4 (15.38%) Scrum
7 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Virtual Team Management
7 4 (15.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) Python
2 9 (34.62%) Bash
2 9 (34.62%) Kotlin
2 9 (34.62%) Perl
3 7 (26.92%) C++
4 5 (19.23%) Java
5 4 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Degree
2 4 (15.38%) PMI Certification
2 4 (15.38%) PMP
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) GMP
2 2 (7.69%) Accessibility
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Xamarin
2 6 (23.08%) Microsoft