Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 22 18
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 44 20 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 12.22% 6.73% 9.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.46% 7.49% 10.08%
Number of salaries quoted 15 17 2
Belfast median annual salary £31,000 £40,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.50% +45.45% -22.54%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £39,000 £44,000 £28,750
County Antrim median annual salary £31,000 £40,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year -22.50% +45.45% -22.54%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Belfast
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 327 267 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 90.83% 89.90% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 188 206 93
Belfast median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £19,750 £27,125 £25,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £63,000 £65,000
County Antrim median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +23.08%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Belfast

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 33 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (61.36%) Java
3 21 (47.73%) Finance
4 19 (43.18%) QA
4 19 (43.18%) Test Scripting
5 18 (40.91%) ISTQB
5 18 (40.91%) SQL
6 16 (36.36%) Oracle
6 16 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 16 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (29.55%) Scrum
7 13 (29.55%) Legal
7 13 (29.55%) JavaScript
7 13 (29.55%) BDD
7 13 (29.55%) Relational Database
8 12 (27.27%) AngularJS
9 11 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (25.00%) Android
9 11 (25.00%) ISEB
9 11 (25.00%) TDD
9 11 (25.00%) JIRA
10 10 (22.73%) Credit Derivative
10 10 (22.73%) Derivative
10 10 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (22.73%) Manual Testing
10 10 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
10 10 (22.73%) Cucumber
10 10 (22.73%) SDLC
10 10 (22.73%) Defect Tracking
11 9 (20.45%) Test Strategy

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.82%) IIS
1 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) npm
2 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.82%) Office 365
2 3 (6.82%) PaaS
2 3 (6.82%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (29.55%) Relational Database
2 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
3 6 (13.64%) Ingres
3 6 (13.64%) MySQL
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.27%) Big Data
5 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) JIRA
2 10 (22.73%) Cucumber
2 10 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
3 6 (13.64%) Jasmine
3 6 (13.64%) JUnit
3 6 (13.64%) Karma Test Runner
3 6 (13.64%) Mockito
3 6 (13.64%) Protractor
3 6 (13.64%) Subversion
4 3 (6.82%) Selenium
General
1 21 (47.73%) Finance
2 13 (29.55%) Legal
3 7 (15.91%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.55%) Banking
5 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) Analyst
1 9 (20.45%) Developer
1 9 (20.45%) Test Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) QA Analyst
2 8 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) QA Test Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Angular Developer
5 4 (9.09%) QA Leader
5 4 (9.09%) Tester
6 3 (6.82%) Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Senior .NET Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Java Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Performance Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Performance Test Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) AngularJS
2 9 (20.45%) CSS
2 9 (20.45%) HTML
2 9 (20.45%) HTML5
3 6 (13.64%) Ionic Framework
3 6 (13.64%) Java EE
3 6 (13.64%) JMS
3 6 (13.64%) LESS
3 6 (13.64%) React Native
3 6 (13.64%) RESTful
3 6 (13.64%) Sass
3 6 (13.64%) SOAP
4 5 (11.36%) .NET
4 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (6.82%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
5 3 (6.82%) CSS3
5 3 (6.82%) Entity Framework
5 3 (6.82%) jQuery
5 3 (6.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (22.73%) Credit Derivative
2 10 (22.73%) Derivative
3 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
5 7 (15.91%) Management Information System
6 6 (13.64%) Mobile App
7 3 (6.82%) Raspberry Pi
8 2 (4.55%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Android
2 8 (18.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (43.18%) Test Scripting
3 16 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (29.55%) BDD
4 13 (29.55%) Scrum
5 11 (25.00%) TDD
6 10 (22.73%) Defect Tracking
6 10 (22.73%) Manual Testing
6 10 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
6 10 (22.73%) SDLC
7 9 (20.45%) Performance Testing
7 9 (20.45%) Test Strategy
8 8 (18.18%) Front End Development
8 8 (18.18%) Software Engineering
9 7 (15.91%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (15.91%) Regression Testing
9 7 (15.91%) Requirements Analysis
9 7 (15.91%) Software Delivery
9 7 (15.91%) System Testing
9 7 (15.91%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 27 (61.36%) Java
2 18 (40.91%) SQL
3 13 (29.55%) JavaScript
4 8 (18.18%) TypeScript
5 5 (11.36%) C#
6 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.82%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (40.91%) ISTQB
2 11 (25.00%) ISEB
3 8 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (18.18%) Degree
4 7 (15.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (43.18%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 16 (36.36%) Oracle
2 1 (2.27%) HP