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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 17 39 32
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.69% 1.96% 4.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 2.26% 5.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 7
Average salary £35,000 £26,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -34.37%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
54 177 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 91.53% 86.76% 77.71%
Number of salaries quoted 46 98 92
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £17,249 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
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 2 September 2015. 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 +23 1 £35,000 +33.33%
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Test Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) SaaS
2 1 (33.33%) Software Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Solvency II
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Software Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Data Security
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Business Development
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP