The median annual salary for a Tester was £33,000 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 28 -
Rank change year-on-year -5 -  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.53% 1.94% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 2.01% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 0
Median salary £33,000 £26,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.92% -  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  

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

IT Job Roles
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 179 149 147
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 94.71% 96.13% 99.32%
Number of salaries quoted 151 126 72
Median salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.31% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £58,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland that featured Tester in the job title.

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
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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -5 1 £33,000 +26.92%
Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
1 7 (77.78%) SDLC
2 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 5 (55.56%) Selenium
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Stress Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Security Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Functional Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
5 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (33.33%) Derivative
5 3 (33.33%) JIRA
5 3 (33.33%) QA
5 3 (33.33%) Open Source
5 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 3 (33.33%) HP UFT
5 3 (33.33%) Java
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) BDD
6 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 2 (22.22%) ISEB
6 2 (22.22%) Credit Derivative
6 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (22.22%) User Stories
6 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (22.22%) Defect Tracking

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:

Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 3 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 3 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Front Office
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (33.33%) Derivative
2 2 (22.22%) Credit Derivative
2 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) SDLC
1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Functional Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Security Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Stress Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Open Source
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) User Stories
6 1 (11.11%) ATDD
6 1 (11.11%) Coaching
6 1 (11.11%) Feasibility Study
6 1 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle