Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 20 21
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 39 43 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 10.18% 12.01% 8.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.27% 12.99% 8.98%
Number of salaries quoted 16 16 22
County Antrim median annual salary £46,250 £33,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.15% -4.35% -8.00%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,875 £47,625 £41,125
Northern Ireland median annual salary £46,250 £33,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year +38.06% -2.90% -8.00%

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 346 331 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 90.34% 92.46% 92.11%
Number of salaries quoted 245 206 199
County Antrim median annual salary £40,000 £36,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.34% -9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,125 £25,800
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £58,000
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £36,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.59% -8.75% +7.38%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +2 39 £46,250 +40.15% 13
Test Automation
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 17 (43.59%) Software Testing
2 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (35.90%) Degree
4 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
4 11 (28.21%) System Testing
4 11 (28.21%) Java
4 11 (28.21%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (25.64%) Customer Requirements
6 9 (23.08%) Electronics
6 9 (23.08%) JUnit
6 9 (23.08%) Integration Testing
6 9 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
7 8 (20.51%) Open Source
7 8 (20.51%) Test Strategy
7 8 (20.51%) Selenium
7 8 (20.51%) TDD
8 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
8 7 (17.95%) Python
8 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
8 7 (17.95%) SDLC
9 6 (15.38%) Scrum
10 5 (12.82%) QA
10 5 (12.82%) Unit Testing
10 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (12.82%) Software Engineering
10 5 (12.82%) HTML
10 5 (12.82%) TestNG
10 5 (12.82%) V-Model
10 5 (12.82%) WebDriver
11 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS

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 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.56%) Apache
2 1 (2.56%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.56%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.56%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.13%) npm
2 2 (5.13%) Yarn
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) FlexRay
2 1 (2.56%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) SMPP
2 1 (2.56%) SMS
2 1 (2.56%) SSH
2 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) MySQL
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.56%) Blockchain
3 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.56%) Hazelcast
3 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) JUnit
2 8 (20.51%) Selenium
3 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
4 5 (12.82%) TestNG
4 5 (12.82%) WebDriver
5 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 3 (7.69%) JIRA
5 3 (7.69%) Maven
5 3 (7.69%) TeamCity
6 2 (5.13%) Gradle
7 1 (2.56%) Ant
7 1 (2.56%) CA Release Automation
7 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.56%) gulp
7 1 (2.56%) JMeter
7 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.56%) Spock
7 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (23.08%) Electronics
2 4 (10.26%) Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Automotive
4 2 (5.13%) Finance
4 2 (5.13%) Front Office
4 2 (5.13%) Law
4 2 (5.13%) Legal
4 2 (5.13%) Retail
5 1 (2.56%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.56%) Marketing
5 1 (2.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Developer
1 10 (25.64%) System Verification Engineer
1 10 (25.64%) Systems Engineer
1 10 (25.64%) Verification Engineer
2 8 (20.51%) Java Developer
3 4 (10.26%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Senior Test Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Test Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking Java Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Java Scala Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Scala Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Software Tester
4 3 (7.69%) Tester
5 2 (5.13%) Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) HTML
2 4 (10.26%) Spring
3 3 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 3 (7.69%) CSS
3 3 (7.69%) React
4 2 (5.13%) .NET
4 2 (5.13%) Akka
4 2 (5.13%) Angular 2
4 2 (5.13%) Hibernate
4 2 (5.13%) HTML5
4 2 (5.13%) JSON
4 2 (5.13%) Kafka
4 2 (5.13%) Redux
4 2 (5.13%) REST
4 2 (5.13%) Spring Boot
4 2 (5.13%) WPF
4 2 (5.13%) Zuul
5 1 (2.56%) jQuery
5 1 (2.56%) Qt
5 1 (2.56%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (5.13%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.56%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.56%) Robotics
4 1 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.56%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) CentOS
2 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Software Testing
2 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (28.21%) System Testing
3 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
4 10 (25.64%) Customer Requirements
5 9 (23.08%) Integration Testing
5 9 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
6 8 (20.51%) Open Source
6 8 (20.51%) TDD
6 8 (20.51%) Test Strategy
7 7 (17.95%) SDLC
8 6 (15.38%) Scrum
9 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (12.82%) Software Engineering
9 5 (12.82%) Unit Testing
9 5 (12.82%) V-Model
10 4 (10.26%) Analytics
10 4 (10.26%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Test Management
10 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) Java
2 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
2 7 (17.95%) Python
3 4 (10.26%) SQL
4 3 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.69%) C#
4 3 (7.69%) Java 8
4 3 (7.69%) Kotlin
4 3 (7.69%) Scala
5 2 (5.13%) C++
5 2 (5.13%) ES6
5 2 (5.13%) Ruby
5 2 (5.13%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.56%) C
6 1 (2.56%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.56%) R
6 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) HNC
3 2 (5.13%) HND
3 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Docker
2 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.56%) Ansible
2 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.56%) logstash
2 1 (2.56%) Puppet
2 1 (2.56%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle
2 1 (2.56%) Ab Initio
2 1 (2.56%) FXall
2 1 (2.56%) HP
2 1 (2.56%) Reuters
2 1 (2.56%) StreamBase
2 1 (2.56%) TIBCO
2 1 (2.56%) VMware