Period
to 20 November 2017

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

Software Testing
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 40 32
Rank change year-on-year -29 -8 +20
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.22% 0.59% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.66% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 1
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +20.00% +16.67%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £42,500 £47,000 £40,000
UK median annual salary £39,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% -

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 416 304 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 91.03% 89.94% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 262 237 115
Northern Ireland median annual salary £35,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.88% - +18.87%
10th Percentile £20,575 £26,250 £24,550
90th Percentile £55,000 £61,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

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

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 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 Armagh - 1 £40,000 -
Software Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) MSTest
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Internet of Things

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) MSTest
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Quality Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Internet of Things
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA