Period
to 22 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 22 November 2018.

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

Tester
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
22 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 64 41
Rank change year-on-year -1 -23 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.37% 1.10% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.15% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 4
Northern Ireland median annual salary £27,500 £33,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +26.92% -5.45%
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%

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 496 436 312
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.06% 96.25% 91.76%
Number of salaries quoted 334 284 241
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £36,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.59% -3.95% -5.00%
10th Percentile £25,075 £20,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £54,625 £61,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,195 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.46% +5.56%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Northern Ireland

Tester
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Salary trend for Tester in Northern Ireland

Tester
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 22 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Tester in Northern Ireland

Tester
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 Tester within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 22 November 2018. 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 -3 7 £27,500 -16.67% 4
Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2018, Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Data Migration
3 3 (42.86%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) Python
3 3 (42.86%) ETL
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Unix
4 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 2 (28.57%) HP ALM
4 2 (28.57%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (28.57%) TestComplete
5 1 (14.29%) TestNG
5 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System

Tester 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 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) TestComplete
3 1 (14.29%) Appium
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (14.29%) TestNG
3 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (14.29%) WATIR
3 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (14.29%) Fintech
3 1 (14.29%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) Data Migration
3 3 (42.86%) ETL
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Kanban
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) SDET
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
1 3 (42.86%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) HP