Period
to 22 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £33,500 in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 22 July 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 43 43
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 10 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.78% 1.48% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.96% 1.56% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 2
Belfast median annual salary £33,500 £26,000 £24,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.85% +5.05% -32.19%
10th Percentile £27,400 £26,000 £19,625
90th Percentile £50,000 £26,000 £31,275
County Antrim median annual salary £33,500 £26,000 £24,750
% change year-on-year +28.85% +5.05% -32.19%

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 338 256 200
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 93.89% 94.46% 98.52%
Number of salaries quoted 273 189 117
Belfast median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £24,350 £25,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,500 £55,000
County Antrim median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +16.67%

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 22 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Belfast

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
1 8 (80.00%) SDLC
2 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) Selenium
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Stress Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Security Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Derivative
4 4 (40.00%) JIRA
4 4 (40.00%) QA
4 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (30.00%) BDD
5 3 (30.00%) Open Source
5 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (30.00%) Credit Derivative
5 3 (30.00%) ISEB
5 3 (30.00%) HP UFT
5 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) User Stories

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 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (40.00%) JIRA
3 3 (30.00%) HP UFT
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Front Office
3 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Derivative
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) Credit Derivative
2 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) SDLC
1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Security Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Stress Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) BDD
5 3 (30.00%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Open Source
6 2 (20.00%) User Stories
7 1 (10.00%) ATDD
7 1 (10.00%) Coaching
7 1 (10.00%) Feasibility Study
7 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
1 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle