Period
to 19 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 6 months to 19 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 37 67 55
Rank change year-on-year +30 -12 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 11 4 9
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.36% 0.70% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.50% 0.78% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 4
Median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -23.81% +59.09%
10th Percentile £27,500 £35,500 £28,688
90th Percentile £41,500 £44,500 £71,625
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

Test Strategy 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 314 511 387
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 96.02% 89.65% 90.42%
Number of salaries quoted 131 348 271
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Northern Ireland

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Northern Ireland

Test Strategy
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 Strategy within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 19 September 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 +28 11 £37,500 -6.25%
Test Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 2020, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (72.73%) System Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Selenium
2 8 (72.73%) Performance Testing
2 8 (72.73%) ISTQB
2 8 (72.73%) JIRA
2 8 (72.73%) HP
2 8 (72.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (72.73%) System Integration Testing
3 6 (54.55%) HNC
3 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
3 6 (54.55%) Degree
4 5 (45.45%) QA
5 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (27.27%) Change Management
6 3 (27.27%) C#
6 3 (27.27%) Java
6 3 (27.27%) QA Automation
6 3 (27.27%) Data Engineering
6 3 (27.27%) Front End Development
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (27.27%) Software Delivery
7 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing

Test Strategy
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:

Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) JIRA
1 8 (72.73%) Selenium
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Automation Tester
1 8 (72.73%) Tester
2 6 (54.55%) Senior Automation Tester
2 6 (54.55%) Senior Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Junior
3 2 (18.18%) Junior Automation Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Junior Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Integration Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Software Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) Performance Testing
2 8 (72.73%) System Integration Testing
2 8 (72.73%) System Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
4 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Change Management
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (27.27%) Data Engineering
5 3 (27.27%) Front End Development
5 3 (27.27%) QA Automation
5 3 (27.27%) Software Delivery
5 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (9.09%) ERP
6 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C#
1 3 (27.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) ISTQB
1 8 (72.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (54.55%) Degree
2 6 (54.55%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (72.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle