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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 37 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 4 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.00% 3.93% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 4.70% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 0
Average salary £35,250 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.87% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
195 149 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 97.50% 83.71% 87.04%
Number of salaries quoted 117 93 98
Average salary £30,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.75% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -6 4 £35,250 -11.87% 2
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 6 (60.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) C#
3 4 (40.00%) Java
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) JIRA
5 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (20.00%) Python
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (10.00%) Test Management
6 1 (10.00%) System Testing
6 1 (10.00%) iSeries
6 1 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
6 1 (10.00%) E-Learning
6 1 (10.00%) ISEB
6 1 (10.00%) WinRunner
6 1 (10.00%) JMeter
6 1 (10.00%) SharePoint

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
4 1 (10.00%) WinRunner
4 1 (10.00%) JMeter
4 1 (10.00%) WATIR
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) iSeries
1 1 (10.00%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Test Management
3 1 (10.00%) System Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
1 4 (40.00%) C#
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
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