Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £33,000 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 43 33
Rank change year-on-year -20 -10 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 5 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.10% 1.49% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.62% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 2
Northern Ireland median annual salary £33,000 £26,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.92% -5.45% -24.66%
10th Percentile £15,900 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £36,500 £26,000 £28,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +2.70%

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 440 309 157
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.49% 91.96% 97.52%
Number of salaries quoted 285 239 120
Northern Ireland median annual salary £36,000 £38,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% - +12.93%
10th Percentile £20,500 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £61,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -17 5 £33,000 +26.92%
Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Feasibility Study
3 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (40.00%) Coaching
3 2 (40.00%) Information Security
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) Stress Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
4 1 (20.00%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing

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 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (20.00%) Credit Derivative
2 1 (20.00%) Derivative
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Coaching
3 2 (40.00%) Feasibility Study
3 2 (40.00%) Information Security
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (20.00%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP