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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 28 39
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 0 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland - 1.94% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.22% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 1
Median salary - £70,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +100.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.42% -2.77%  

Software 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 177 135 131
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 92.67% 87.10% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 143 115 65
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Northern Ireland

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Northern Ireland