The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 17 31 38
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 3 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 4.11% 0.67% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.45% 0.93% 4.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Average salary £30,000 £28,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Software Testing
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
55 107 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 75.34% 71.81% 58.54%
Number of salaries quoted 39 67 77
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -14.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £57,500 £48,400
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Belfast region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Belfast

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) XSL
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Product Management
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) SaaS
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) Solvency II
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Windows

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) XML
1 2 (50.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Solaris
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security
3 1 (25.00%) Product Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Data Security
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) HP
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