Period
to 16 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Engineer
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 39 32
Rank change year-on-year -19 -7 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 11 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.31% 1.21% 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 1.32% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 4
Northern Ireland median annual salary £30,000 £34,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% -18.82% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £41,350 £37,500 £43,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies in Northern Ireland with a recognized job title 455 304 166
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.59% 92.12% 97.65%
Number of salaries quoted 299 229 135
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £21,250 £26,200 £23,500
90th Percentile £52,750 £60,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings that featured Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Northern Ireland

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Salary trend for Test Engineer in Northern Ireland

Test Engineer
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Engineer in Northern Ireland

Test Engineer
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 Test Engineer within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 16 December 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 -16 11 £30,000 -13.04%
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northern Ireland region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
2 7 (63.64%) Java
2 7 (63.64%) Performance Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
3 6 (54.55%) Regression Testing
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
5 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) Wireshark
5 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Law
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Nessus
5 2 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (18.18%) AppScan
5 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (18.18%) OWASP
5 2 (18.18%) Metasploit
5 2 (18.18%) BDD
5 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (18.18%) Trustwave
5 2 (18.18%) Burp Suite
5 2 (18.18%) Kali Linux
5 2 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (18.18%) C#

Test Engineer Skill Set
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 2 (18.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) AppScan
1 2 (18.18%) Burp Suite
1 2 (18.18%) Metasploit
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Kali Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Android
2 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 7 (63.64%) Performance Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
3 6 (54.55%) Regression Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (18.18%) OWASP
4 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Trustwave