The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 34 25 37
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 2 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 1.42% 1.59% 3.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 1.64% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 4
Average salary £24,750 £31,250 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.80% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,550 £29,050 £20,800
10% offered a salary of more than £28,950 £33,450 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Tester
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Belfast region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
137 122 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 97.16% 96.83% 85.16%
Number of salaries quoted 68 78 139
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Tester
Salary Trend in Belfast

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

Tester Salary Trend in Belfast

Tester
Salary Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Belfast

Tester
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) OpenUP
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Xcode

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (50.00%) Xcode
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) OpenUP
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA