Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 22 20
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 55 42 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 9.62% 10.74% 7.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.66% 11.86% 8.06%
Number of salaries quoted 26 17 15
County Antrim median annual salary £45,000 £30,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.00% +45.45%
10th Percentile £33,750 £27,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £42,400 £56,000
Northern Ireland median annual salary £45,000 £30,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +50.00% -25.00% +10.34%

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 516 354 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 90.21% 90.54% 91.51%
Number of salaries quoted 313 215 182
County Antrim median annual salary £42,500 £36,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.44% -8.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £64,400
Northern Ireland median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -

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 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 13 December 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 +1 55 £45,000 +50.00% 9
Test Automation
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 32 (58.18%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.91%) JavaScript
3 16 (29.09%) SQL
3 16 (29.09%) Java
3 16 (29.09%) OO
3 16 (29.09%) Selenium
4 14 (25.45%) TDD
4 14 (25.45%) Python
4 14 (25.45%) C#
4 14 (25.45%) Docker
5 13 (23.64%) REST
5 13 (23.64%) .NET
5 13 (23.64%) Software Testing
5 13 (23.64%) Test Scripting
6 12 (21.82%) QA
6 12 (21.82%) JUnit
6 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (21.82%) AngularJS
6 12 (21.82%) Continuous Deployment
6 12 (21.82%) Customer Requirements
7 11 (20.00%) Analytics
7 11 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (18.18%) Microservices
8 10 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 10 (18.18%) Azure SQL Database
8 10 (18.18%) .NET Core
8 10 (18.18%) Cloud Native
8 10 (18.18%) Swagger
8 10 (18.18%) Refactoring
8 10 (18.18%) Degree

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 4 (7.27%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.82%) Apache
2 1 (1.82%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.82%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.82%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.45%) SaaS
4 2 (3.64%) npm
4 2 (3.64%) Yarn
5 1 (1.82%) Azure Functions
5 1 (1.82%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) Firewall
1 3 (5.45%) SMPP
1 3 (5.45%) SMS
1 3 (5.45%) SSH
1 3 (5.45%) VPN
2 1 (1.82%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.18%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (7.27%) Blockchain
2 4 (7.27%) MySQL
3 3 (5.45%) Hazelcast
3 3 (5.45%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.82%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (29.09%) Selenium
2 12 (21.82%) JUnit
3 9 (16.36%) TestNG
3 9 (16.36%) WebDriver
4 8 (14.55%) Git (software)
5 7 (12.73%) JIRA
6 4 (7.27%) Appium
6 4 (7.27%) SoapUI
6 4 (7.27%) TestComplete
6 4 (7.27%) WATIR
7 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.64%) Maven
8 2 (3.64%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.82%) CA Release Automation
9 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.82%) Gradle
9 1 (1.82%) gulp
9 1 (1.82%) Spock
9 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (16.36%) Electronics
2 4 (7.27%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Finance
3 2 (3.64%) Front Office
3 2 (3.64%) Law
3 2 (3.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.82%) Automotive
4 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (36.36%) Developer
2 14 (25.45%) Software Developer
3 10 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 9 (16.36%) System Verification Engineer
4 9 (16.36%) Systems Engineer
4 9 (16.36%) Verification Engineer
5 8 (14.55%) Test Automation Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) Automation Tester
6 6 (10.91%) Tester
7 5 (9.09%) Developer in Test
7 5 (9.09%) Java Developer
7 5 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Test Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Cloud Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) Deployment Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) Head of Engineering
10 2 (3.64%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.64%) .NET
1 13 (23.64%) REST
2 12 (21.82%) AngularJS
3 10 (18.18%) .NET Core
3 10 (18.18%) Swagger
3 10 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (9.09%) HTML
5 3 (5.45%) CSS
5 3 (5.45%) React
5 3 (5.45%) Spring
5 3 (5.45%) Web Services
6 2 (3.64%) Akka
6 2 (3.64%) Hibernate
6 2 (3.64%) HTML5
6 2 (3.64%) JSON
6 2 (3.64%) Kafka
6 2 (3.64%) Redux
6 2 (3.64%) Spring Boot
6 2 (3.64%) WPF
6 2 (3.64%) Zuul
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (18.18%) Cloud Native
3 7 (12.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (7.27%) Fintech
4 4 (7.27%) Tandem
5 3 (5.45%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.45%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.82%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.82%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Linux
1 4 (7.27%) Unix
2 2 (3.64%) CentOS
2 2 (3.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (58.18%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (29.09%) OO
3 14 (25.45%) TDD
4 13 (23.64%) Software Testing
4 13 (23.64%) Test Scripting
5 12 (21.82%) Continuous Deployment
5 12 (21.82%) Customer Requirements
6 11 (20.00%) Analytics
7 10 (18.18%) Artificial Intelligence
7 10 (18.18%) Microservices
7 10 (18.18%) Refactoring
7 10 (18.18%) Software Engineering
7 10 (18.18%) WFM
8 9 (16.36%) BDD
8 9 (16.36%) Integration Testing
8 9 (16.36%) SDET
8 9 (16.36%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (16.36%) System Testing
8 9 (16.36%) Test Strategy
9 8 (14.55%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.91%) JavaScript
2 16 (29.09%) Java
2 16 (29.09%) SQL
3 14 (25.45%) C#
3 14 (25.45%) Python
4 4 (7.27%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.45%) Java 8
5 3 (5.45%) Ruby
6 2 (3.64%) C++
6 2 (3.64%) ES6
6 2 (3.64%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.82%) C
7 1 (1.82%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.82%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.82%) R
7 1 (1.82%) Scala
7 1 (1.82%) VB
7 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) Degree
2 5 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.82%) QA
System Software
1 14 (25.45%) Docker
2 3 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (5.45%) Xen
3 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.82%) Ansible
2 1 (1.82%) logstash
2 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.82%) Puppet
2 1 (1.82%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 5 (9.09%) HP
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle
3 1 (1.82%) Ab Initio
3 1 (1.82%) FXall
3 1 (1.82%) Reuters
3 1 (1.82%) StreamBase
3 1 (1.82%) TIBCO
3 1 (1.82%) VMware