Period
to 18 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 6 months to 18 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 73 66
Rank change year-on-year +8 -7 -19
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 5 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.90% 0.80% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.88% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 1
Northern Ireland median annual salary £27,500 £40,000 £15,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.25% +166.67% -75.00%
10th Percentile £23,750 £37,500 £12,500
90th Percentile £41,000 £47,000 £17,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 495 567 418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 89.03% 90.72% 90.87%
Number of salaries quoted 388 336 271
Northern Ireland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% +8.33%
10th Percentile £27,350 £26,250 £22,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Northern Ireland

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Northern Ireland

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 18 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Northern Ireland

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 18 January 2020. 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
County Antrim +7 5 £27,500 -31.25% 2
Manual Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2020, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Android
3 2 (40.00%) V-Model
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) User Experience
4 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (20.00%) TestNG
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Finance

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) TestNG
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Software Tester
1 5 (100.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) QA Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) QA Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Software QA Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Software QA Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Java Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Tester
3 1 (20.00%) QA Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Android
1 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) V-Model
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA