The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank - - 39
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 0 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - - 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.98%
Software Testing
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
101 123 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 82.79% 80.92% 56.91%
Number of salaries quoted 46 97 116
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,150 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

Software Testing
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) Games
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) Italian Language
1 3 (60.00%) QA
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) BDD
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla
General
1 3 (60.00%) Games
1 3 (60.00%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
2 3 (60.00%) Quality Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) QA Tester
2 3 (60.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Graduate Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Graduate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP