The median annual salary for a Tester was £39,250 in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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

Tester
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 - 24
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 6 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 3.05% - 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.23% - 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 2
Median salary £39,250 - £24,750
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 - £20,550
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 - £28,950
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  

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 186 97 99
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 94.42% 97.98% 97.06%
Number of salaries quoted 155 61 64
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,400 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Belfast

Tester
Salary Trend in Belfast

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

Salary trend for Tester in Belfast

Tester
Salary Histogram in Belfast

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Belfast over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Belfast

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) SDLC
2 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) Automation Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (44.44%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) JIRA
4 4 (44.44%) QA
4 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
4 4 (44.44%) Derivative
5 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Stress Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (33.33%) Open Source
5 3 (33.33%) HP UFT
5 3 (33.33%) User Stories
5 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (22.22%) ATDD
6 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (22.22%) ISEB
6 2 (22.22%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum

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 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
2 4 (44.44%) JIRA
3 3 (33.33%) HP UFT
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Front Office
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (44.44%) Derivative
2 2 (22.22%) Credit Derivative
2 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) SDLC
2 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) Automation Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Open Source
4 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Stress Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) User Stories
5 2 (22.22%) ATDD
5 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle