Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £33,000 in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 40 33
Rank change year-on-year -18 -7 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 4 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 1.03% 0.99% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.06% 1.32%
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 378 283 151
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.92% 93.71% 97.42%
Number of salaries quoted 249 222 116
Belfast median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,200 £26,775 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £61,125 £65,000
County Antrim median annual salary £39,000 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% -10.00% +6.67%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

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

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 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Tester in Belfast

Tester Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Feasibility Study
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Coaching
2 2 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise 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 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Coaching
2 2 (50.00%) Feasibility Study
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP