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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank - 37 36
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 0 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 1.06% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.09% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 3
Average salary - £29,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -26.25%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
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
136 184 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 97.84% 97.87% 80.61%
Number of salaries quoted 69 121 104
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

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
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 6 July 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%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) OpenUP
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Xcode

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (33.33%) Xcode
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) OpenUP
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA