The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland 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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 23 30 29
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.10% 3.52% 5.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 3.65% 6.25%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 0
Average salary - £36,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Tester
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland 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
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
91 192 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 100.00% 96.48% 85.33%
Number of salaries quoted 60 128 102
Average salary £32,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.72% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,284 £18,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £47,950
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Tester
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Tester Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

Tester
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 Tester within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 27 February 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 Armagh - 1 - -
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Games
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Spread Betting
2 1 (33.33%) Italian Language

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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.

General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Games
1 1 (33.33%) Italian Language
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Spread Betting
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) BDD
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 18 days ago