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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 16 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 43 22 22
Rank change year-on-year -21 0 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 75 89 36
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.75% 12.92% 9.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.06% 13.44% 10.32%
Number of salaries quoted 5 46 16
10th Percentile £28,600 £26,250 £29,375
25th Percentile £30,250 £35,000 £31,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £36,000 £46,250 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -22.16% +15.63% -11.11%
75th Percentile £58,750 £77,500 £43,313
90th Percentile £61,000 £78,750 £51,875
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £54,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +6.48% +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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 828 662 349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 96.62% 96.08% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 385 362 131
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £31,313 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £58,750 £61,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £77,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year +7.62% +1.36% +4.76%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Northern Ireland

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Northern Ireland

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Northern Ireland

Test Automation
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 16 August 2022. 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
Jobs
County Antrim -8 72 £52,500 -8.70% 5
County Londonderry - 2 £34,750 -
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 65 (86.67%) Software Engineering
2 60 (80.00%) Agile
2 60 (80.00%) Computer Science
3 57 (76.00%) Finance
4 55 (73.33%) Derivative
4 55 (73.33%) Risk Management
4 55 (73.33%) Problem-Solving
5 47 (62.67%) Java
6 39 (52.00%) OO
6 39 (52.00%) SQL
6 39 (52.00%) Software Testing
6 39 (52.00%) Microservices
7 36 (48.00%) Self-Motivation
8 27 (36.00%) Python
9 25 (33.33%) Linux
10 23 (30.67%) Kubernetes
11 22 (29.33%) Cloud Native
12 21 (28.00%) .NET Core
12 21 (28.00%) .NET
12 21 (28.00%) Selenium
13 20 (26.67%) Performance Testing
13 20 (26.67%) Mathematics
13 20 (26.67%) Physics
13 20 (26.67%) Degree
13 20 (26.67%) DevOps
13 20 (26.67%) AWS
14 19 (25.33%) Refactoring
14 19 (25.33%) Electronic Trading
14 19 (25.33%) Functional Testing
14 19 (25.33%) Kafka

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 (2.67%) IIS
2 1 (1.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 20 (26.67%) AWS
2 19 (25.33%) GCP
3 2 (2.67%) SaaS
4 1 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) HTTP
2 1 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (28.00%) Selenium
2 18 (24.00%) Postman
3 4 (5.33%) Robot Framework
4 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.67%) JIRA
6 1 (1.33%) Android Studio
6 1 (1.33%) Gradle
6 1 (1.33%) JUnit
6 1 (1.33%) Mocha
6 1 (1.33%) Xcode
General
1 57 (76.00%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Social Skills
3 4 (5.33%) Banking
3 4 (5.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 4 (5.33%) Law
3 4 (5.33%) Retail
4 2 (2.67%) Agriculture
4 2 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.33%) Electronics
5 1 (1.33%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 40 (53.33%) Software Engineer
2 19 (25.33%) Graduate
2 19 (25.33%) Software Testing Engineer
2 19 (25.33%) Testing Engineer
3 8 (10.67%) Developer
4 4 (5.33%) Java Engineer
4 4 (5.33%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (2.67%) Java Developer
5 2 (2.67%) Principal Developer
5 2 (2.67%) Python Developer
5 2 (2.67%) Software Developer
5 2 (2.67%) Software Tester
5 2 (2.67%) Tester
6 1 (1.33%) AWS Developer
6 1 (1.33%) QA Engineer
6 1 (1.33%) React Developer
6 1 (1.33%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (1.33%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (1.33%) Systems Test Engineer
6 1 (1.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (28.00%) .NET
1 21 (28.00%) .NET Core
2 19 (25.33%) Kafka
2 19 (25.33%) Spring Boot
3 3 (4.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (4.00%) React
3 3 (4.00%) REST
4 2 (2.67%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.67%) Apache Cordova
4 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.67%) CSS
4 2 (2.67%) HTML
4 2 (2.67%) Spring
5 1 (1.33%) AWS Amplify
5 1 (1.33%) Ionic Framework
5 1 (1.33%) Jest
5 1 (1.33%) Node.js
5 1 (1.33%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 55 (73.33%) Derivative
2 36 (48.00%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (29.33%) Cloud Native
4 17 (22.67%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (5.33%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.00%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.67%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.33%) FPGA
8 1 (1.33%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 25 (33.33%) Linux
2 19 (25.33%) Windows
3 3 (4.00%) Android
3 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (86.67%) Software Engineering
2 60 (80.00%) Agile
2 60 (80.00%) Computer Science
3 55 (73.33%) Problem-Solving
3 55 (73.33%) Risk Management
4 39 (52.00%) Microservices
4 39 (52.00%) OO
4 39 (52.00%) Software Testing
5 20 (26.67%) DevOps
5 20 (26.67%) Mathematics
5 20 (26.67%) Performance Testing
5 20 (26.67%) Physics
6 19 (25.33%) Chaos Engineering
6 19 (25.33%) Critical Thinking
6 19 (25.33%) Electronic Trading
6 19 (25.33%) Functional Testing
6 19 (25.33%) Low Latency
6 19 (25.33%) Pair Programming
6 19 (25.33%) Refactoring
6 19 (25.33%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 47 (62.67%) Java
2 39 (52.00%) SQL
3 27 (36.00%) Python
4 10 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.33%) Go
6 2 (2.67%) C#
6 2 (2.67%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.33%) ES6
Qualifications
1 20 (26.67%) Degree
2 19 (25.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.33%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.33%) HNC
3 1 (1.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) Accessibility
2 2 (2.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (5.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (30.67%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.33%) Ansible
2 1 (1.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (5.33%) Juniper
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.33%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle