Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 25 34
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9 -16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 33 27 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 8.27% 7.12% 2.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.17% 7.89% 3.51%
Number of salaries quoted 17 21 6
County Antrim median annual salary £31,000 £34,000 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.82% +18.26% +8.49%
10th Percentile £24,500 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £61,250 £45,000
Northern Ireland median annual salary £31,000 £34,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -8.82% -15.00% +50.94%

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 County Antrim with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
County Antrim
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 360 342 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 90.23% 90.24% 84.65%
Number of salaries quoted 237 279 121
County Antrim median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20,300 £24,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £60,000 £65,000
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +5.26%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in County Antrim

Test Automation
Salary Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in County Antrim.

Salary trend for Test Automation in County Antrim

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in County Antrim

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in County Antrim over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in County Antrim

Test Automation
Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the County Antrim region over the 6 months to 25 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast -9 33 £31,000 -8.82% 8
Test Automation
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the County Antrim region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (51.52%) Java
3 16 (48.48%) JavaScript
3 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
4 14 (42.42%) Oracle
4 14 (42.42%) Relational Database
5 13 (39.39%) HTML
5 13 (39.39%) CSS
5 13 (39.39%) SQL
6 11 (33.33%) .NET
6 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 11 (33.33%) Legal
6 11 (33.33%) Scrum
6 11 (33.33%) AngularJS
7 10 (30.30%) Front End Development
8 9 (27.27%) QA
8 9 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (27.27%) Python
9 8 (24.24%) TDD
9 8 (24.24%) Workflow
9 8 (24.24%) Android
9 8 (24.24%) Degree
9 8 (24.24%) Test Strategy
9 8 (24.24%) HTML5
10 7 (21.21%) ISTQB
10 7 (21.21%) Finance
10 7 (21.21%) Management Information System
11 6 (18.18%) Ruby
11 6 (18.18%) Validation
11 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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 (9.09%) Apache Airflow
1 3 (9.09%) IIS
1 3 (9.09%) Luigi
1 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (15.15%) npm
2 3 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.09%) Office 365
2 3 (9.09%) PaaS
2 3 (9.09%) SaaS
3 2 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Firewall
1 1 (3.03%) FIX Connectivity
1 1 (3.03%) LAN
1 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (42.42%) Relational Database
2 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (15.15%) Ingres
3 5 (15.15%) MySQL
4 3 (9.09%) Azkaban
4 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (6.06%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (6.06%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (6.06%) Looker
6 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
6 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
2 5 (15.15%) Jasmine
2 5 (15.15%) JUnit
2 5 (15.15%) Karma Test Runner
2 5 (15.15%) Mockito
2 5 (15.15%) Protractor
2 5 (15.15%) Subversion
3 2 (6.06%) Robot Framework
3 2 (6.06%) Selenium
4 1 (3.03%) JIRA
4 1 (3.03%) Mocha
General
1 11 (33.33%) Legal
2 7 (21.21%) Finance
3 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Developer
2 7 (21.21%) .NET Developer
2 7 (21.21%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) QA Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) QA Test Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Angular Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Senior .NET Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) DBA
6 2 (6.06%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Tester
7 1 (3.03%) Data Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) DBA Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (3.03%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.03%) QA Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (39.39%) CSS
1 13 (39.39%) HTML
2 11 (33.33%) .NET
2 11 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 8 (24.24%) HTML5
4 6 (18.18%) .NET Framework
5 5 (15.15%) Ionic Framework
5 5 (15.15%) Java EE
5 5 (15.15%) JMS
5 5 (15.15%) LESS
5 5 (15.15%) React Native
5 5 (15.15%) RESTful
5 5 (15.15%) Sass
5 5 (15.15%) SOAP
6 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
6 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Core
6 3 (9.09%) CSS3
6 3 (9.09%) Entity Framework
6 3 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Management Information System
2 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 5 (15.15%) Mobile App
4 3 (9.09%) Raspberry Pi
5 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.03%) Fintech
5 1 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Android
2 5 (15.15%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.03%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) Scrum
3 10 (30.30%) Front End Development
4 8 (24.24%) TDD
4 8 (24.24%) Test Strategy
4 8 (24.24%) Workflow
5 6 (18.18%) BDD
5 6 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (18.18%) Software Delivery
5 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (18.18%) System Testing
5 6 (18.18%) Validation
6 5 (15.15%) Mobile Application Development
6 5 (15.15%) Multithreading
6 5 (15.15%) OWASP
6 5 (15.15%) SEO
6 5 (15.15%) SOLID
6 5 (15.15%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) Java
2 16 (48.48%) JavaScript
3 13 (39.39%) SQL
4 9 (27.27%) Python
5 6 (18.18%) Ruby
6 5 (15.15%) C#
6 5 (15.15%) TypeScript
7 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 3 (9.09%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.03%) C++
8 1 (3.03%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Degree
2 7 (21.21%) ISTQB
3 6 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
2 14 (42.42%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) BT
3 1 (3.03%) HP
3 1 (3.03%) Radianz