The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 14 17
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 14 16 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 9.21% 11.76% 17.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.93% 13.22% 17.83%
Number of salaries quoted 6 16 4
Median salary £34,000 £31,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.08% -15.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Belfast
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 141 121 129
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 92.76% 88.97% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 110 102 58
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation 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 in Belfast.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Belfast

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Belfast

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Belfast over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Belfast

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 20 (64.52%) Finance
2 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (61.29%) Test Scripting
3 18 (58.06%) QA
4 17 (54.84%) SDLC
5 16 (51.61%) JIRA
5 16 (51.61%) SQL
6 15 (48.39%) Java
6 15 (48.39%) Derivative
7 14 (45.16%) ISTQB
7 14 (45.16%) Cucumber
7 14 (45.16%) BDD
7 14 (45.16%) Manual Testing
7 14 (45.16%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (45.16%) Non-Functional Testing
7 14 (45.16%) ISEB
7 14 (45.16%) Credit Derivative
7 14 (45.16%) Defect Tracking
7 14 (45.16%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (38.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (25.81%) Selenium
10 7 (22.58%) TDD
11 5 (16.13%) Banking
11 5 (16.13%) Test Strategy
11 5 (16.13%) Functional Testing
12 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (12.90%) Stress Testing
12 4 (12.90%) Security Testing
12 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
12 4 (12.90%) JavaScript

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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:

Development Applications
1 16 (51.61%) JIRA
2 14 (45.16%) Cucumber
3 8 (25.81%) Selenium
4 3 (9.68%) HP UFT
5 2 (6.45%) LabVIEW
General
1 20 (64.52%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Front Office
4 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Tester
2 5 (16.13%) QA Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Test Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Automation Tester
3 4 (12.90%) Software Tester
4 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
4 3 (9.68%) .NET Software Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Software Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Test Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) QA Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Test Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
1 3 (9.68%) AngularJS
1 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (9.68%) React
2 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (48.39%) Derivative
2 14 (45.16%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (45.16%) Credit Derivative
2 14 (45.16%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.45%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Android
1 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (61.29%) Test Scripting
2 17 (54.84%) SDLC
3 14 (45.16%) BDD
3 14 (45.16%) Defect Tracking
3 14 (45.16%) Manual Testing
3 14 (45.16%) Non-Functional Testing
4 12 (38.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (22.58%) TDD
6 5 (16.13%) Functional Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Test Strategy
7 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Security Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Stress Testing
7 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (9.68%) ATDD
8 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (9.68%) Open Source
8 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
8 3 (9.68%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) SQL
2 15 (48.39%) Java
3 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.68%) TypeScript
5 1 (3.23%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) ISEB
1 14 (45.16%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (58.06%) QA
Belfast, County Antrim
Service Care Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast
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