Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 19 31
Rank change year-on-year -4 +12 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 42 20 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 10.69% 7.19% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.93% 7.97% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 17 15 2
County Antrim median annual salary £30,000 £40,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +45.45% -20.29%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £42,400 £56,000 £28,750
Northern Ireland median annual salary £30,000 £40,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year -25.00% +10.34% +2.11%

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 352 251 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 89.57% 90.29% 90.71%
Number of salaries quoted 213 186 99
County Antrim median annual salary £36,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.75% -11.11% +38.46%
10th Percentile £21,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,000 £63,000 £65,000
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +16.62%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 -4 42 £30,000 -25.00% 2
Test Automation
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 28 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (59.52%) Java
3 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 17 (40.48%) SQL
5 16 (38.10%) Oracle
5 16 (38.10%) Finance
5 16 (38.10%) Relational Database
6 15 (35.71%) QA
7 14 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 14 (33.33%) ISTQB
8 13 (30.95%) Legal
8 13 (30.95%) Scrum
9 12 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (28.57%) SQL Server
9 12 (28.57%) JavaScript
10 11 (26.19%) HTML
10 11 (26.19%) CSS
11 10 (23.81%) Android
11 10 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (23.81%) BDD
11 10 (23.81%) AngularJS
12 9 (21.43%) Test Strategy
12 9 (21.43%) HTML5
12 9 (21.43%) Degree
12 9 (21.43%) Workflow
13 8 (19.05%) Management Information System
13 8 (19.05%) TDD
13 8 (19.05%) Software Engineering
13 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
13 8 (19.05%) Performance Testing

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 (7.14%) Apache Airflow
1 3 (7.14%) IIS
1 3 (7.14%) Luigi
1 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) npm
2 5 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.14%) Office 365
3 3 (7.14%) PaaS
3 3 (7.14%) SaaS
4 2 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Firewall
1 1 (2.38%) FIX Connectivity
1 1 (2.38%) LAN
1 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (38.10%) Relational Database
2 12 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 6 (14.29%) Ingres
3 6 (14.29%) MySQL
4 3 (7.14%) Azkaban
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (4.76%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (4.76%) Looker
6 1 (2.38%) Big Data
6 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (16.67%) JIRA
3 6 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 6 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 6 (14.29%) Jasmine
3 6 (14.29%) JUnit
3 6 (14.29%) Karma Test Runner
3 6 (14.29%) Mockito
3 6 (14.29%) Protractor
3 6 (14.29%) Subversion
4 3 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 16 (38.10%) Finance
2 13 (30.95%) Legal
3 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (7.14%) Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Developer
2 9 (21.43%) Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) QA Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Test Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Test Engineer
4 7 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
5 6 (14.29%) Angular Developer
6 4 (9.52%) QA Leader
6 4 (9.52%) Tester
7 3 (7.14%) Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) Senior .NET Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Automation Tester
8 2 (4.76%) DBA
8 2 (4.76%) Java Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Software Tester
9 1 (2.38%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) CSS
1 11 (26.19%) HTML
2 10 (23.81%) AngularJS
3 9 (21.43%) HTML5
4 6 (14.29%) Ionic Framework
4 6 (14.29%) Java EE
4 6 (14.29%) JMS
4 6 (14.29%) LESS
4 6 (14.29%) React Native
4 6 (14.29%) RESTful
4 6 (14.29%) Sass
4 6 (14.29%) SOAP
5 5 (11.90%) .NET
6 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
6 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
6 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET Core
6 3 (7.14%) CSS3
6 3 (7.14%) Entity Framework
6 3 (7.14%) jQuery
6 3 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
1 8 (19.05%) Management Information System
2 7 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (14.29%) Credit Derivative
3 6 (14.29%) Derivative
3 6 (14.29%) Mobile App
4 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (7.14%) Raspberry Pi
6 2 (4.76%) Data Structures
7 1 (2.38%) Fintech
7 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Android
2 7 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 13 (30.95%) Scrum
4 12 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (23.81%) BDD
6 9 (21.43%) Test Strategy
6 9 (21.43%) Workflow
7 8 (19.05%) Front End Development
7 8 (19.05%) Performance Testing
7 8 (19.05%) Software Engineering
7 8 (19.05%) TDD
8 7 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 7 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (16.67%) Software Delivery
8 7 (16.67%) System Testing
8 7 (16.67%) Validation
9 6 (14.29%) Manual Testing
9 6 (14.29%) Multithreading
9 6 (14.29%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 25 (59.52%) Java
2 17 (40.48%) SQL
3 12 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 6 (14.29%) TypeScript
5 5 (11.90%) C#
5 5 (11.90%) Python
6 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 3 (7.14%) Ruby
6 3 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 9 (21.43%) Degree
3 8 (19.05%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (16.67%) ISEB
4 7 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (35.71%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 16 (38.10%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) BT
3 1 (2.38%) HP
3 1 (2.38%) Radianz