The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £33,000 in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Tester
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 0.66% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% - -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Median salary £33,000 - -
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Belfast. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Belfast
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 142 126 128
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 93.42% 95.45% 99.22%
Number of salaries quoted 119 106 62
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Belfast

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in Belfast.

Salary trend for Software Tester in Belfast

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Belfast region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Stress Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Security Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Integration Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (80.00%) Test Strategy
1 4 (80.00%) Functional Testing
1 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 3 (60.00%) Open Source
2 3 (60.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Functional Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Integration Testing
1 4 (80.00%) SDLC
1 4 (80.00%) Security Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Stress Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (80.00%) Test Strategy
1 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle