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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 12 19
Rank change year-on-year -8 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 14 16 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.37% 10.60% 16.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.91% 12.21% 17.56%
Number of salaries quoted 6 16 4
Median salary £34,000 £31,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.08% -15.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 177 131 131
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 93.16% 86.75% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 143 111 65
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Northern Ireland

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Northern Ireland

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Northern Ireland over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -6 14 £34,000 +7.08% 4
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 23 (67.65%) Finance
2 20 (58.82%) SDLC
3 19 (55.88%) SQL
3 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (55.88%) Test Scripting
4 18 (52.94%) QA
5 17 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (47.06%) JIRA
7 15 (44.12%) Derivative
7 15 (44.12%) Java
8 14 (41.18%) ISEB
8 14 (41.18%) ISTQB
8 14 (41.18%) Credit Derivative
8 14 (41.18%) Manual Testing
8 14 (41.18%) Cucumber
8 14 (41.18%) BDD
8 14 (41.18%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (41.18%) Non-Functional Testing
8 14 (41.18%) Defect Tracking
9 12 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (23.53%) Selenium
11 7 (20.59%) TDD
11 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
12 6 (17.65%) .NET
12 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering
12 6 (17.65%) Front End Development
12 6 (17.65%) AngularJS
13 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
13 5 (14.71%) Functional Testing
13 5 (14.71%) Banking

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (47.06%) JIRA
2 14 (41.18%) Cucumber
3 8 (23.53%) Selenium
4 3 (8.82%) CruiseControl
4 3 (8.82%) HP UFT
4 3 (8.82%) NUnit
5 2 (5.88%) LabVIEW
General
1 23 (67.65%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Front Office
4 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Tester
2 6 (17.65%) .NET Developer
2 6 (17.65%) Developer
3 5 (14.71%) QA Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Test Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Automation Tester
4 4 (11.76%) Software Tester
5 3 (8.82%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Software Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) QA Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Performance Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) QA Test Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) .NET
1 6 (17.65%) AngularJS
2 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
2 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (8.82%) CSS
2 3 (8.82%) HTML
2 3 (8.82%) React
2 3 (8.82%) WCF
2 3 (8.82%) Web Services
3 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (44.12%) Derivative
3 14 (41.18%) Credit Derivative
3 14 (41.18%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.88%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Android
1 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) SDLC
2 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (55.88%) Test Scripting
3 14 (41.18%) BDD
3 14 (41.18%) Defect Tracking
3 14 (41.18%) Manual Testing
3 14 (41.18%) Non-Functional Testing
4 12 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (20.59%) TDD
6 6 (17.65%) Front End Development
6 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering
7 5 (14.71%) Functional Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
8 4 (11.76%) Integration Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Security Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Stress Testing
8 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (8.82%) Scrum
9 3 (8.82%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) SQL
2 15 (44.12%) Java
3 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.82%) C#
4 3 (8.82%) T-SQL
4 3 (8.82%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.94%) Python
5 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) ISEB
1 14 (41.18%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.82%) Degree
2 3 (8.82%) HNC
2 3 (8.82%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (52.94%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
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