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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 15 34 30
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 2.17% 1.40% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 1.63% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 3
Average salary - £35,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.25%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
42 123 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 91.30% 86.01% 78.91%
Number of salaries quoted 34 60 88
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (57.89%) Computer Science
1 11 (57.89%) QA
2 10 (52.63%) Degree
2 10 (52.63%) Java
3 9 (47.37%) Automated Testing
3 9 (47.37%) SaaS
4 8 (42.11%) Ruby
4 8 (42.11%) Risk Management
4 8 (42.11%) Scrum
5 7 (36.84%) Workday HCM
6 6 (31.58%) Rapid7
6 6 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (31.58%) XML
6 6 (31.58%) Python
6 6 (31.58%) CRM
6 6 (31.58%) ERP
6 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
6 6 (31.58%) Business Analysis
6 6 (31.58%) TDD
6 6 (31.58%) JSON
6 6 (31.58%) Metasploit
6 6 (31.58%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (26.32%) Product Management
8 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (21.05%) Open Source
8 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
8 4 (21.05%) Analytics
8 4 (21.05%) User Experience
8 4 (21.05%) SDLC

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (47.37%) SaaS
2 6 (31.58%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (15.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (5.26%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
1 3 (15.79%) Wireshark
1 3 (15.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Metasploit
2 4 (21.05%) Selenium
2 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
3 3 (15.79%) Capybara
3 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
3 3 (15.79%) Apache Ivy
3 3 (15.79%) Maven
3 3 (15.79%) Ant
3 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 3 (15.79%) Mercurial
4 1 (5.26%) Mockito
4 1 (5.26%) JUnit
4 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Software Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Team Leader
3 3 (15.79%) Software Development Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Development Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) QA Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Test Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Implementation Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Product Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) JSON
1 6 (31.58%) XML
2 4 (21.05%) SOAP
3 3 (15.79%) RESTful
3 3 (15.79%) Spring
4 2 (10.53%) .NET
5 1 (5.26%) J2EE
5 1 (5.26%) HTML
5 1 (5.26%) REST
5 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (57.89%) Computer Science
2 4 (21.05%) User Experience
3 3 (15.79%) Public Cloud
3 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Automated Testing
2 8 (42.11%) Risk Management
2 8 (42.11%) Scrum
3 6 (31.58%) CRM
3 6 (31.58%) ERP
3 6 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
3 6 (31.58%) Business Analysis
3 6 (31.58%) TDD
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) Product Management
5 4 (21.05%) Open Source
5 4 (21.05%) Analytics
5 4 (21.05%) SDLC
6 3 (15.79%) Coaching
6 3 (15.79%) DevOps
6 3 (15.79%) Database Security
6 3 (15.79%) BDD
6 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) Java
2 8 (42.11%) Ruby
3 6 (31.58%) Python
4 4 (21.05%) SQL
5 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.53%) Perl
5 2 (10.53%) C++
6 1 (5.26%) C#
6 1 (5.26%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (57.89%) QA
2 3 (15.79%) SLA
3 1 (5.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Xen
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (15.79%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Nmap
2 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Rapid7
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Google
3 1 (5.26%) HP