Period
to 21 September 2021

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 21 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 19 22
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 90 37 53
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.48% 11.08% 9.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.99% 11.49% 10.52%
Number of salaries quoted 43 15 47
10th Percentile £26,500 £29,150 £24,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £33,313 £26,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +43.75% -11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £77,500 £43,875 £82,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £56,250 "
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

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 693 322 504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 96.12% 96.41% 90.32%
Number of salaries quoted 398 133 349
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,700 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,250 £32,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £60,938 £55,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £60,000 £72,600
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 21 September 2021.

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 21 September 2021. 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
County Antrim -6 80 £70,000 +75.00% 8
County Armagh - 3 £25,000 - 1
County Londonderry - 2 £70,000 - 1
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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 73 (81.11%) QA
2 51 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (45.56%) Java
4 33 (36.67%) Git (software)
5 31 (34.44%) Integration Testing
6 30 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 30 (33.33%) Python
6 30 (33.33%) Postman
7 28 (31.11%) Artificial Intelligence
8 26 (28.89%) Performance Testing
8 26 (28.89%) RESTful
8 26 (28.89%) BDD
8 26 (28.89%) DevOps
9 25 (27.78%) Jenkins
9 25 (27.78%) Newman
9 25 (27.78%) REST Assured
9 25 (27.78%) SC Cleared
9 25 (27.78%) Security Cleared
9 25 (27.78%) JMeter
10 20 (22.22%) AWS
11 19 (21.11%) SaaS
11 19 (21.11%) API Testing
12 18 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (20.00%) Microservices
12 18 (20.00%) Machine Learning
12 18 (20.00%) Big Data
12 18 (20.00%) Docker
13 17 (18.89%) Deep Learning
13 17 (18.89%) Amazon RDS
13 17 (18.89%) Cloud Computing

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 1 (1.11%) CMS
1 1 (1.11%) Headless CMS
Business Applications
1 11 (12.22%) Oracle Applications
1 11 (12.22%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (12.22%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.22%) AWS
2 19 (21.11%) SaaS
3 17 (18.89%) Amazon ECS
3 17 (18.89%) Amazon S3
3 17 (18.89%) AWS CloudFormation
3 17 (18.89%) AWS Lambda
3 17 (18.89%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (18.89%) CloudFront
3 17 (18.89%) Serverless
4 10 (11.11%) Azure
5 4 (4.44%) PaaS
6 1 (1.11%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.11%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.89%) SSL
2 5 (5.56%) Internet
3 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.11%) Broadband
4 1 (1.11%) FTP
4 1 (1.11%) HTTP
4 1 (1.11%) RTP
4 1 (1.11%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.00%) Big Data
2 17 (18.89%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (7.78%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.33%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.22%) KDB
5 2 (2.22%) Kdb+
5 2 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.11%) DB2
6 1 (1.11%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (1.11%) HBase
6 1 (1.11%) HSQLDB
6 1 (1.11%) Impala
6 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (36.67%) Git (software)
2 30 (33.33%) Postman
3 25 (27.78%) Jenkins
3 25 (27.78%) JMeter
3 25 (27.78%) Newman
3 25 (27.78%) REST Assured
4 12 (13.33%) Selenium
5 9 (10.00%) JIRA
6 6 (6.67%) Cucumber
7 5 (5.56%) Appium
7 5 (5.56%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.33%) GitLab
8 3 (3.33%) JUnit
8 3 (3.33%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.22%) Clang
9 2 (2.22%) CMake
9 2 (2.22%) JBehave
9 2 (2.22%) Maven
9 2 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (15.56%) Social Skills
3 4 (4.44%) Banking
4 3 (3.33%) Electronics
4 3 (3.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.22%) Back Office
5 2 (2.22%) Finance
6 1 (1.11%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.11%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 37 (41.11%) Analyst
1 37 (41.11%) Test Analyst
2 25 (27.78%) Automation Test Analyst
3 17 (18.89%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (18.89%) Senior DevOps
3 17 (18.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 11 (12.22%) Developer
4 11 (12.22%) ERP Analyst
5 8 (8.89%) Test Engineer
6 7 (7.78%) Python Developer
6 7 (7.78%) QA Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (6.67%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (2.22%) C++ Software Engineer
9 2 (2.22%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (2.22%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 2 (2.22%) Java Developer
9 2 (2.22%) Software Tester
9 2 (2.22%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (28.89%) RESTful
2 8 (8.89%) AngularJS
2 8 (8.89%) React
3 5 (5.56%) REST
4 4 (4.44%) JSON
5 3 (3.33%) .NET
5 3 (3.33%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.33%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (3.33%) Web Services
6 2 (2.22%) Ajax
6 2 (2.22%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.22%) CSS
6 2 (2.22%) HTML
6 2 (2.22%) HTML5
6 2 (2.22%) Middleware
6 2 (2.22%) Node.js
6 2 (2.22%) Spring
6 2 (2.22%) WebSockets
6 2 (2.22%) XML
7 1 (1.11%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.89%) Tandem
2 12 (13.33%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (12.22%) Management Information System
4 7 (7.78%) Cloud Native
5 5 (5.56%) Internet of Things
5 5 (5.56%) Renewable Energy
6 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.11%) PlayStation
7 1 (1.11%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.11%) User Experience
7 1 (1.11%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.11%) Linux
2 4 (4.44%) Unix
3 3 (3.33%) Windows
4 1 (1.11%) Android
4 1 (1.11%) Android TV
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (34.44%) Integration Testing
3 30 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 28 (31.11%) Artificial Intelligence
5 26 (28.89%) BDD
5 26 (28.89%) DevOps
5 26 (28.89%) Performance Testing
6 19 (21.11%) API Testing
7 18 (20.00%) Machine Learning
7 18 (20.00%) Microservices
8 17 (18.89%) Computer Vision
8 17 (18.89%) Deep Learning
8 17 (18.89%) Edge Computing
8 17 (18.89%) Infrastructure as Code
8 17 (18.89%) Software Engineering
9 14 (15.56%) Computer Science
9 14 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (15.56%) Scrum
10 13 (14.44%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (14.44%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 41 (45.56%) Java
2 30 (33.33%) Python
3 14 (15.56%) SQL
4 12 (13.33%) C#
5 10 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.44%) C++
6 4 (4.44%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.22%) Groovy
7 2 (2.22%) Lua
8 1 (1.11%) Go
8 1 (1.11%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 25 (27.78%) SC Cleared
1 25 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 16 (17.78%) ISTQB
3 15 (16.67%) Degree
4 13 (14.44%) HNC
5 11 (12.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.22%) HND
8 1 (1.11%) OCP
8 1 (1.11%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (81.11%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) Accessibility
2 1 (1.11%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 18 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (12.22%) HP ALM
3 2 (2.22%) HP Fortify
3 2 (2.22%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (13.33%) Oracle
2 11 (12.22%) HP
2 11 (12.22%) JD Edwards
3 6 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.56%) Xamarin
5 3 (3.33%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.22%) Cisco
6 2 (2.22%) Informatica
6 2 (2.22%) Solace
6 2 (2.22%) Sun
7 1 (1.11%) BT
7 1 (1.11%) Google
7 1 (1.11%) Samsung