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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 33 28 11
Rank change year-on-year -5 -17  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 4 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 1.78% 2.61% 11.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 3.00% 14.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 6
Median salary £33,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.25% +6.66%  
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 200 100 55
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 88.89% 86.96% 77.46%
Number of salaries quoted 163 58 39
Median salary £45,000 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -7.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 27 March 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%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 4 (57.14%) Python
2 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) C++
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
3 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
3 3 (42.86%) LabVIEW
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) Open Source
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Stress Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
3 3 (42.86%) User Stories
3 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby

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 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
2 3 (42.86%) LabVIEW
General
1 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Automation Tester
1 3 (42.86%) Software Tester
1 3 (42.86%) Test Automation Specialist
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripter
1 3 (42.86%) Test Specialist
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
2 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Open Source
3 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Stress Testing
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) User Stories
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