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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 33 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 5 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.69% 3.01% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.16% 3.79% -
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 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
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
158 132 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 84.95% 79.52% 66.27%
Number of salaries quoted 77 99 76
Average salary £26,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,249 £24,200 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £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 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
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Software Testing
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -5 2 £26,250 -34.37%
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (66.67%) ISEB
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) Italian Language
2 3 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Games
3 1 (16.67%) GIS
3 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (16.67%) Bugzilla
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 3 (50.00%) Games
1 3 (50.00%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Tester
2 3 (50.00%) Quality Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) QA Tester
2 3 (50.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Graduate Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Graduate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP