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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 32 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 2.20% 2.86% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 3.41% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 0
Median salary £33,500 £40,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.25% -
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
202 88 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 88.99% 83.81% 70.18%
Number of salaries quoted 178 58 37
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +18.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of job ads across the Belfast region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Belfast

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
2 4 (57.14%) Python
2 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
3 3 (42.86%) LabVIEW
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) C++
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) User Stories
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) Open Source
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Stress Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
5 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Ruby
5 1 (14.29%) JMeter

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) LabVIEW
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
3 1 (14.29%) JMeter
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) PyUnit
General
1 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Test Automation Specialist
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripter
1 3 (42.86%) Test Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Software Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
2 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) Open Source
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) User Stories
4 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Stress Testing
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Python
2 3 (42.86%) C++
2 3 (42.86%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA