Period
to 12 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Test Engineer was £40,500 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 73 55
Rank change year-on-year +35 -18 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 11 3 4
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.99% 0.49% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.06% 0.50% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 0
Median annual salary £40,500 £42,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.71% - -
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 360 601 395
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.83% 97.56% 98.75%
Number of salaries quoted 129 411 272
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Northern Ireland

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Engineer in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend 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 12 August 2020. 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 +34 11 £40,500 -4.71% 2
Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, Test Engineer job roles required the following IT 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 featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (90.91%) Manual Testing
2 10 (90.91%) C#
2 10 (90.91%) Java
2 10 (90.91%) Selenium
3 9 (81.82%) ISTQB
3 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (81.82%) Oracle
3 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 9 (81.82%) JMeter
3 9 (81.82%) Scrum
3 9 (81.82%) User Stories
3 9 (81.82%) Azure
3 9 (81.82%) AWS
3 9 (81.82%) Investment Management
4 5 (45.45%) Mocha
4 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
4 5 (45.45%) BDD
4 5 (45.45%) Spock
4 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
4 5 (45.45%) NUnit
5 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
5 4 (36.36%) API Testing
6 3 (27.27%) COM
7 2 (18.18%) Python
7 2 (18.18%) QA
7 2 (18.18%) Line Management
7 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
8 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration

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:

Cloud Services
1 9 (81.82%) AWS
1 9 (81.82%) Azure
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Selenium
2 9 (81.82%) JMeter
3 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
3 5 (45.45%) Mocha
3 5 (45.45%) NUnit
3 5 (45.45%) Spock
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) COM
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (90.91%) Manual Testing
3 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (81.82%) Investment Management
3 9 (81.82%) Scrum
3 9 (81.82%) User Stories
4 5 (45.45%) BDD
4 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
5 4 (36.36%) API Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Line Management
6 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
7 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (9.09%) Data Engineering
7 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
7 1 (9.09%) QA Automation
7 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 1 (9.09%) System Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C#
1 10 (90.91%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
1 9 (81.82%) Oracle