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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 29 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 1.56% 3.50% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 4.39% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 0
Average salary £26,250 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.37% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
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
104 114 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 81.25% 79.72% 66.38%
Number of salaries quoted 44 92 70
Average salary £34,750 £38,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.55% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Salary Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Belfast

Software Testing
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) GIS
1 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) System Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Graduate
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Graduate Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) System Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP