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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 35 31 25
Rank change year-on-year -4 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 5 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.81% 0.78% 2.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 0.89% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 2
Median salary £50,000 £27,500 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +81.81% -12.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Manual Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 250 112 92
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 90.25% 86.82% 84.40%
Number of salaries quoted 210 68 69
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -1.31%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -3 5 £50,000 +81.81%
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Derivative
1 8 (100.00%) QA
1 8 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 8 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (87.50%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) JIRA
3 6 (75.00%) Finance
3 6 (75.00%) SDLC
4 5 (62.50%) Defect Tracking
4 5 (62.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (62.50%) ISEB
4 5 (62.50%) Credit Derivative
4 5 (62.50%) Automated Testing
4 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
4 5 (62.50%) BDD
4 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
4 5 (62.50%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (62.50%) Automation Testing
5 4 (50.00%) Selenium
5 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (37.50%) Scrum
6 3 (37.50%) TDD
6 3 (37.50%) ATDD
6 3 (37.50%) User Stories
7 2 (25.00%) XML
8 1 (12.50%) Banking
8 1 (12.50%) Front Office
8 1 (12.50%) Interest Rate Derivative

Manual Testing
Top Related 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 8 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (87.50%) JIRA
3 4 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) QA Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) QA Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Senior QA Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (100.00%) Derivative
2 5 (62.50%) Credit Derivative
2 5 (62.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (12.50%) Interest Rate Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) SDLC
3 5 (62.50%) Automated Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Automation Testing
3 5 (62.50%) BDD
3 5 (62.50%) Defect Tracking
3 5 (62.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
4 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (37.50%) ATDD
5 3 (37.50%) Scrum
5 3 (37.50%) TDD
5 3 (37.50%) User Stories
6 1 (12.50%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA