The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Northern Ireland region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 26 36 41
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.68% 3.51% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.83% 3.92% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 1
Average salary £37,000 £25,000 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Job Titles Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
183 255 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 96.32% 89.47% 85.81%
Number of salaries quoted 131 151 122
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,100 £25,000 £21,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Tester
UK

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
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +7 6 £37,000 +48.00%
County Londonderry - 1 - -
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 7 (77.78%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (55.56%) Automated Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Business Analysis
4 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Test Management
4 4 (44.44%) JIRA
4 4 (44.44%) QA
4 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (44.44%) Banking
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) HP
4 4 (44.44%) Black-Box Testing
5 3 (33.33%) C#
5 3 (33.33%) Java
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 2 (22.22%) Python
7 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
7 1 (11.11%) IBM
7 1 (11.11%) ISEB
7 1 (11.11%) .NET
7 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (11.11%) JMeter
7 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (11.11%) iSeries
7 1 (11.11%) Test Automation

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (44.44%) JIRA
4 1 (11.11%) JMeter
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Automated Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Business Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Management
2 4 (44.44%) Black-Box Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) IBM