Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 43 33
Rank change year-on-year -7 -10 -20
Permanent jobs citing QA 31 12 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 4.22% 3.15% 5.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.06% 31.58% 52.00%
Number of salaries quoted 24 7 9
Northern Ireland median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% -13.64% +33.33%
10th Percentile £15,750 £34,100 £30,700
90th Percentile £57,875 £51,900 £61,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 72 38 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 9.80% 9.97% 10.16%
Number of salaries quoted 31 26 24
Northern Ireland median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,625 £22,950
90th Percentile £57,500 £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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019. 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 -8 29 £42,500 -10.53%
Newry - 1 £27,500 -
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UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (54.84%) Test Automation
3 15 (48.39%) Java
3 15 (48.39%) JavaScript
4 12 (38.71%) Selenium
5 11 (35.48%) SQL
5 11 (35.48%) Python
6 9 (29.03%) HP
6 9 (29.03%) HTML
6 9 (29.03%) CSS
6 9 (29.03%) Degree
7 8 (25.81%) JIRA
8 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
8 7 (22.58%) TDD
8 7 (22.58%) BDD
8 7 (22.58%) .NET
8 7 (22.58%) C#
9 6 (19.35%) Finance
9 6 (19.35%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (19.35%) MySQL
9 6 (19.35%) Unix
9 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
9 6 (19.35%) Functional Testing
9 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
10 5 (16.13%) Relational Database
10 5 (16.13%) AngularJS
10 5 (16.13%) Issue Tracking
10 5 (16.13%) HP ALM
10 5 (16.13%) RESTful
10 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting

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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 2 (6.45%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) MySQL
1 6 (19.35%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (16.13%) Relational Database
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (3.23%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 1 (3.23%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Cognos Query Studio
5 1 (3.23%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (3.23%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.23%) DataStage
5 1 (3.23%) DB2
5 1 (3.23%) DecisionStream
5 1 (3.23%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.23%) Neo4j
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Selenium
2 8 (25.81%) JIRA
3 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
4 3 (9.68%) JUnit
4 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (9.68%) TestComplete
5 2 (6.45%) Appium
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
5 2 (6.45%) Subversion
5 2 (6.45%) TestNG
5 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (6.45%) WATIR
5 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.23%) Bitbucket
6 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.23%) Mockito
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Test Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Tester
3 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Automation Tester
3 5 (16.13%) Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Java Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Java Web Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Web Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) QA Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) QA Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Quality Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Test Leader
6 2 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Oracle Technical Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) CSS
1 9 (29.03%) HTML
2 7 (22.58%) .NET
3 5 (16.13%) AngularJS
3 5 (16.13%) Java EE
3 5 (16.13%) RESTful
4 2 (6.45%) JSF
4 2 (6.45%) LAMP
4 2 (6.45%) PrimeFaces
4 2 (6.45%) Web Services
4 2 (6.45%) XML
5 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.23%) JPA
5 1 (3.23%) OAuth
5 1 (3.23%) OpenID
5 1 (3.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 4 (12.90%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.45%) Fintech
4 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Unix
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (54.84%) Test Automation
3 7 (22.58%) BDD
3 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
3 7 (22.58%) TDD
4 6 (19.35%) Functional Testing
4 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
5 5 (16.13%) Issue Tracking
5 5 (16.13%) Manual Testing
5 5 (16.13%) OO
5 5 (16.13%) OOP
5 5 (16.13%) Project Planning
5 5 (16.13%) Requirements Management
5 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
5 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
6 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
6 4 (12.90%) SDLC
6 4 (12.90%) Test Management
6 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
6 4 (12.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) Java
1 15 (48.39%) JavaScript
2 11 (35.48%) Python
2 11 (35.48%) SQL
3 7 (22.58%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) PHP
4 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.45%) Ruby
5 1 (3.23%) Java 8
5 1 (3.23%) Perl
5 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Degree
2 5 (16.13%) ISEB
2 5 (16.13%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) HP ALM
2 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) HP
2 5 (16.13%) Oracle
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) Cognos
4 1 (3.23%) IBM