Period
to 20 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 30 57
Rank change year-on-year +9 +27 -18
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 91 20 16
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.60% 5.99% 2.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.11% 6.21% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 47 15 15
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £24,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £25,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -33.33%
75th Percentile £45,000 £40,000 £51,250
90th Percentile £51,000 £46,500 "
UK median annual salary £52,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.56% - -

Software 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 694 322 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 96.12% 96.41% 90.65%
Number of salaries quoted 399 133 357
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,700 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,125 £32,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £60,625 £55,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £60,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Northern Ireland

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Testing in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Software Testing in Northern Ireland

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Testing in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Northern Ireland

Software 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 Software Testing within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 20 September 2021. 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 +3 79 £36,250 +3.57% 9
Newry - 5 £40,000 - 1
County Down - 5 £40,000 - 1
County Armagh - 3 £25,000 - 1
Software Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, IT jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 49 (53.85%) QA
2 43 (47.25%) Computer Science
3 35 (38.46%) Software Engineering
3 35 (38.46%) AngularJS
4 33 (36.26%) Linux
5 30 (32.97%) Test Automation
5 30 (32.97%) Azure
6 29 (31.87%) Google
7 28 (30.77%) Python
7 28 (30.77%) SQL
8 27 (29.67%) AWS
8 27 (29.67%) Collaborative Working
9 24 (26.37%) Artificial Intelligence
9 24 (26.37%) Kubernetes
9 24 (26.37%) Analytics
10 23 (25.27%) Data Analytics
10 23 (25.27%) Cybersecurity
10 23 (25.27%) Deep Learning
10 23 (25.27%) Docker
10 23 (25.27%) NoSQL
10 23 (25.27%) Microservices
10 23 (25.27%) Threat Analysis
10 23 (25.27%) Computer Vision
10 23 (25.27%) Greenfield Project
10 23 (25.27%) C++
10 23 (25.27%) PhD
11 22 (24.18%) JavaScript
12 19 (20.88%) HTML
12 19 (20.88%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (20.88%) Social Skills

Software 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.49%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.40%) CMS
3 3 (3.30%) WordPress
4 2 (2.20%) Kentico
4 2 (2.20%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.10%) EPiServer
Applications
1 6 (6.59%) Photoshop
2 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.30%) Sketch
4 2 (2.20%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.20%) Adobe XD
4 2 (2.20%) Figma
4 2 (2.20%) InVision
5 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (12.09%) Oracle Applications
1 11 (12.09%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (12.09%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 30 (32.97%) Azure
2 27 (29.67%) AWS
3 15 (16.48%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (4.40%) npm
5 2 (2.20%) Amazon Alexa
5 2 (2.20%) Yarn
6 1 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (1.10%) GCP
6 1 (1.10%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.10%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.27%) NoSQL
2 10 (10.99%) MySQL
3 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.20%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (10.99%) Git (software)
1 10 (10.99%) Selenium
2 8 (8.79%) JIRA
3 7 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.59%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.49%) Appium
5 5 (5.49%) Postman
5 5 (5.49%) SoapUI
5 5 (5.49%) webpack
6 4 (4.40%) Babel
7 3 (3.30%) GitLab
7 3 (3.30%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.20%) gulp
8 2 (2.20%) JBehave
8 2 (2.20%) JUnit
9 1 (1.10%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.10%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (1.10%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.10%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (20.88%) Social Skills
2 8 (8.79%) Games
2 8 (8.79%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.49%) Organisational Skills
3 5 (5.49%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (4.40%) Public Sector
5 3 (3.30%) Electronics
6 2 (2.20%) Marketing
7 1 (1.10%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (27.47%) Developer
1 25 (27.47%) Software Engineer
2 23 (25.27%) Cloud Engineer
2 23 (25.27%) Cloud Software Engineer
3 20 (21.98%) Analyst
4 15 (16.48%) Principal Cloud Engineer
4 15 (16.48%) Principal Engineer
4 15 (16.48%) Principal Software Engineer
5 12 (13.19%) Test Analyst
6 11 (12.09%) ERP Analyst
7 10 (10.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 8 (8.79%) Test Engineer
9 7 (7.69%) QA Engineer
9 7 (7.69%) Senior Developer
10 5 (5.49%) Business Analyst
10 5 (5.49%) Business IT Analyst
10 5 (5.49%) IT Analyst
10 5 (5.49%) IT Business Analyst
10 5 (5.49%) Software Developer
11 4 (4.40%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (38.46%) AngularJS
2 19 (20.88%) HTML
3 18 (19.78%) CSS
4 16 (17.58%) RESTful
5 12 (13.19%) React
5 12 (13.19%) Vue.js
6 11 (12.09%) REST
7 7 (7.69%) HTML5
7 7 (7.69%) Node.js
7 7 (7.69%) Sass
8 6 (6.59%) CSS3
8 6 (6.59%) jQuery
8 6 (6.59%) LESS
8 6 (6.59%) Web Services
9 5 (5.49%) Ajax
10 3 (3.30%) .NET
10 3 (3.30%) GraphQL
10 3 (3.30%) React Native
11 2 (2.20%) Doctrine
11 2 (2.20%) Next.js
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.27%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (14.29%) User Experience
3 11 (12.09%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.59%) Renewable Energy
5 5 (5.49%) Data Structures
5 5 (5.49%) Internet of Things
6 4 (4.40%) Oculus Rift
7 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.10%) iSeries
8 1 (1.10%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 33 (36.26%) Linux
2 4 (4.40%) Unix
3 2 (2.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (47.25%) Computer Science
2 35 (38.46%) Software Engineering
3 30 (32.97%) Test Automation
4 27 (29.67%) Collaborative Working
5 24 (26.37%) Analytics
5 24 (26.37%) Artificial Intelligence
6 23 (25.27%) Computer Vision
6 23 (25.27%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (25.27%) Data Analytics
6 23 (25.27%) Deep Learning
6 23 (25.27%) Microservices
6 23 (25.27%) Threat Analysis
7 19 (20.88%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (18.68%) User Stories
9 16 (17.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (16.48%) Customer Requirements
10 15 (16.48%) Product Management
11 13 (14.29%) Test Strategy
11 13 (14.29%) Validation
12 12 (13.19%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.77%) Python
1 28 (30.77%) SQL
2 23 (25.27%) C++
3 22 (24.18%) JavaScript
4 15 (16.48%) Java
5 9 (9.89%) C#
6 8 (8.79%) PHP
7 4 (4.40%) ES6
8 3 (3.30%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.20%) ES7
9 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.10%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 23 (25.27%) PhD
2 16 (17.58%) ISTQB
3 13 (14.29%) Degree
4 11 (12.09%) HNC
4 11 (12.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (53.85%) QA
2 5 (5.49%) GLP
2 5 (5.49%) GMP
2 5 (5.49%) Good Clinical Practice
2 5 (5.49%) GxP
3 1 (1.10%) Accessibility
3 1 (1.10%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 23 (25.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (26.37%) Kubernetes
2 12 (13.19%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (12.09%) HP ALM
4 2 (2.20%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 29 (31.87%) Google
2 13 (14.29%) Oracle
3 11 (12.09%) HP
3 11 (12.09%) JD Edwards
4 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.49%) Xamarin
6 4 (4.40%) Adobe
6 4 (4.40%) Facebook
7 2 (2.20%) Sun
8 1 (1.10%) Black Duck
8 1 (1.10%) IBM