The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 15 29 43
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +14
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 10 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 9.52% 1.41% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.49% 1.92% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 1
Average salary £38,750 £28,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.96% +14.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Test Automation
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
87 104 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 82.86% 73.24% 60.52%
Number of salaries quoted 53 70 95
Average salary £38,000 £30,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% -26.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Belfast region.

Test Automation Salary Trend in Belfast

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 20 April 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Belfast

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation.

1 8 (80.00%) Computer Science
1 8 (80.00%) QA
2 7 (70.00%) Degree
2 7 (70.00%) SaaS
3 5 (50.00%) Workday HCM
4 4 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (40.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) CRM
4 4 (40.00%) ERP
4 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (40.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) TDD
6 2 (20.00%) C++
6 2 (20.00%) Python
6 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (20.00%) .NET
6 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Test Management
6 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (20.00%) Coaching
7 1 (10.00%) User Experience
7 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
7 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (70.00%) SaaS
2 4 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (10.00%) Force.com
3 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JUnit
1 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) Mockito
1 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Test Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Implementation Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior QA Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Product Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Automation Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) J2EE
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) CRM
1 4 (40.00%) ERP
1 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Scrum
1 4 (40.00%) Business Analysis
1 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) Coaching
3 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Management
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security
4 1 (10.00%) Data Security
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) OWASP
4 1 (10.00%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) C++
2 2 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) Apex Code
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) Google