Period
to 26 January 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 26 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 72 50
Rank change year-on-year +10 -22 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 4 6 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.70% 0.95% 3.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 1.05% 3.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 4
Northern Ireland median annual salary £27,500 £65,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -57.69% +96.97% -26.67%
10th Percentile £23,750 £65,000 £17,600
90th Percentile £84,250 £65,000 £40,700
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 504 570 429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 88.58% 90.33% 91.28%
Number of salaries quoted 389 342 285
Northern Ireland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% +4.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £55,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Northern Ireland

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Northern Ireland

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 26 January 2020.

Salary histogram 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 26 January 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 +11 4 £27,500 -57.69% 2
Test Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (50.00%) V-Model
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Workday
4 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (25.00%) Deployment Automation
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Presales
4 1 (25.00%) SaaS
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) NUnit
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) ERP
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) NUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Software Tester
1 3 (75.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Head of QA
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) V-Model
3 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (25.00%) Deployment Automation
4 1 (25.00%) ERP
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Presales
4 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Workday