Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 44 32
Rank change year-on-year -14 -12 -
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 11 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.39% 0.29% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 0.33% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 2
Northern Ireland median annual salary £19,750 - £27,500
10th Percentile £13,575 - £26,250
90th Percentile £24,925 - £28,750
UK median annual salary £39,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.28% +4.00% +7.14%

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 419 306 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 91.09% 90.00% 94.84%
Number of salaries quoted 265 239 113
Northern Ireland median annual salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +21.21%
10th Percentile £20,800 £26,250 £24,400
90th Percentile £55,000 £61,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

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
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 21 November 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
County Antrim -12 11 £19,750 -
Manual Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 11 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (90.91%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 10 (90.91%) Finance
2 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (90.91%) SDLC
3 9 (81.82%) Non-Functional Testing
3 9 (81.82%) Defect Tracking
3 9 (81.82%) ISEB
3 9 (81.82%) Test Scripting
3 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
3 9 (81.82%) Cucumber
3 9 (81.82%) BDD
3 9 (81.82%) Java
3 9 (81.82%) JIRA
3 9 (81.82%) Credit Derivative
3 9 (81.82%) Derivative
3 9 (81.82%) ISTQB
4 8 (72.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
6 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
6 1 (9.09%) Retail
6 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
6 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Selenium

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 9 (81.82%) Cucumber
1 9 (81.82%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 10 (90.91%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) QA Leader
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Tester
3 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) QA Manual Tester
3 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Software Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Software QA Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (81.82%) Credit Derivative
2 9 (81.82%) Derivative
3 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (90.91%) SDLC
2 9 (81.82%) BDD
2 9 (81.82%) Defect Tracking
2 9 (81.82%) Non-Functional Testing
2 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Test Scripting
3 8 (72.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 9 (81.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) ISEB
1 9 (81.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA