Period
to 18 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £33,250 in advertised job vacancies in County Antrim during the 6 months to 18 August 2017.

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

Tester
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 37 44
Rank change year-on-year -10 +7 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 2.03% 1.52% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 1.65% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 2
County Antrim median annual salary £33,250 £26,000 £24,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.88% +5.05% -27.21%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £19,625
90th Percentile £50,000 £26,000 £31,275
Northern Ireland median annual salary £33,250 £26,000 £24,750
% change year-on-year +27.88% +5.05% -29.79%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in County Antrim. 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
County Antrim
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 324 243 196
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 93.91% 92.40% 98.49%
Number of salaries quoted 254 190 113
County Antrim median annual salary £36,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.75% +14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,000 £21,700
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +10.77%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in County Antrim

Tester
Salary Trend in County Antrim

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

Salary trend for Tester in County Antrim

Tester
Salary Histogram in County Antrim

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in County Antrim over the 6 months to 18 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in County Antrim

Tester
Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the County Antrim region over the 6 months to 18 August 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast -5 7 £33,250 +27.88%
Tester
Northern Ireland

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 County Antrim region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 5 (71.43%) SDLC
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) Credit Derivative
4 3 (42.86%) Derivative
4 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 3 (42.86%) QA
4 3 (42.86%) Java
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) ISEB
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
4 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Stress Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Defect Tracking
4 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (28.57%) Coaching
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Feasibility Study
5 2 (28.57%) Retail
5 2 (28.57%) Information Security

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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 (42.86%) Cucumber
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Credit Derivative
1 3 (42.86%) Derivative
1 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) SDLC
2 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) Defect Tracking
4 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Stress Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Coaching
5 2 (28.57%) Feasibility Study
5 2 (28.57%) Information Security
6 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 1 (14.29%) Open Source
6 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle