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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 32 23
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 0 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland - 0.78% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.90% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Median salary - £27,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 247 111 88
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 90.48% 86.72% 83.81%
Number of salaries quoted 205 67 57
Median salary £45,000 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -7.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £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%  

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) FitNesse
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) TestComplete
1 1 (100.00%) JBehave
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) FitNesse
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) JBehave
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) TestComplete
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB