Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £33,000 in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 - 28
Rank change year-on-year - +28 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 0.84% - 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% - 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 2
Belfast median annual salary £33,000 - £27,500
10th Percentile £15,900 - £26,250
90th Percentile £36,500 - £28,750
County Antrim median annual salary £33,000 - £27,500

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Belfast
Permanent vacancies in Belfast with a recognized job title 344 270 128
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.36% 90.60% 98.46%
Number of salaries quoted 209 206 96
Belfast median annual salary £36,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.75% -5.88% +28.79%
10th Percentile £21,650 £27,250 £23,625
90th Percentile £52,750 £61,250 £65,000
County Antrim median annual salary £36,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -8.75% - +25.98%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings that featured Software Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

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
Salary Histogram in Belfast

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in Belfast over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in Belfast

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 18 Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Stress Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) Coaching
2 2 (66.67%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software

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:

General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Coaching
2 2 (66.67%) Feasibility Study
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Stress Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA