Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 26 28
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 39 27 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.16% 6.19% 8.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.99% 6.84% 9.45%
Number of salaries quoted 18 21 19
Northern Ireland median annual salary £31,000 £34,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.82% -15.00% +50.94%
10th Percentile £25,250 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £61,250 £43,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%

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 434 395 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 90.79% 90.60% 85.90%
Number of salaries quoted 293 322 151
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,900 £26,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

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 6 months to 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 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
County Antrim -7 35 £31,000 -8.82% 8
County Armagh - 1 £31,000 -
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (53.85%) Java
3 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 17 (43.59%) JavaScript
5 16 (41.03%) Oracle
5 16 (41.03%) Relational Database
6 14 (35.90%) CSS
6 14 (35.90%) SQL
6 14 (35.90%) .NET
6 14 (35.90%) HTML
7 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 13 (33.33%) Legal
7 13 (33.33%) Scrum
7 13 (33.33%) Degree
8 12 (30.77%) Test Strategy
8 12 (30.77%) TDD
8 12 (30.77%) Python
8 12 (30.77%) AngularJS
9 11 (28.21%) Front End Development
9 11 (28.21%) Finance
9 11 (28.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (28.21%) QA
10 10 (25.64%) Computer Science
10 10 (25.64%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (23.08%) .NET Framework
11 9 (23.08%) Android
11 9 (23.08%) HTML5
11 9 (23.08%) Workflow
12 8 (20.51%) Management Information System

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 3 (7.69%) Apache Airflow
1 3 (7.69%) IIS
1 3 (7.69%) Luigi
1 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (15.38%) npm
3 3 (7.69%) Amazon S3
3 3 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.69%) Office 365
3 3 (7.69%) PaaS
3 3 (7.69%) SaaS
4 2 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.69%) SSH
2 3 (7.69%) VPN
3 1 (2.56%) Firewall
3 1 (2.56%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (2.56%) Internet
3 1 (2.56%) LAN
3 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (41.03%) Relational Database
2 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 6 (15.38%) Ingres
3 6 (15.38%) MySQL
4 3 (7.69%) Azkaban
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.13%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (5.13%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (5.13%) Looker
6 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
3 6 (15.38%) Jasmine
3 6 (15.38%) JUnit
3 6 (15.38%) Karma Test Runner
3 6 (15.38%) Mockito
3 6 (15.38%) Protractor
3 6 (15.38%) Subversion
4 5 (12.82%) Robot Framework
5 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 3 (7.69%) Selenium
6 2 (5.13%) JIRA
7 1 (2.56%) Mocha
7 1 (2.56%) MSTest
7 1 (2.56%) NUnit
7 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (33.33%) Legal
2 11 (28.21%) Finance
3 6 (15.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Developer
2 8 (20.51%) Analyst
2 8 (20.51%) QA Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) .NET Developer
3 7 (17.95%) QA Test Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Test Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Angular Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Senior .NET Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Software Test Specialist
6 3 (7.69%) Test Automation Specialist
6 3 (7.69%) Test Scripter
6 3 (7.69%) Test Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) DBA
7 2 (5.13%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Tester
8 1 (2.56%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.90%) .NET
1 14 (35.90%) CSS
1 14 (35.90%) HTML
2 12 (30.77%) AngularJS
3 9 (23.08%) .NET Framework
3 9 (23.08%) HTML5
4 6 (15.38%) Ionic Framework
4 6 (15.38%) Java EE
4 6 (15.38%) JMS
4 6 (15.38%) LESS
4 6 (15.38%) React Native
4 6 (15.38%) RESTful
4 6 (15.38%) Sass
4 6 (15.38%) SOAP
5 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET Core
5 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (7.69%) CSS3
5 3 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Computer Science
2 8 (20.51%) Management Information System
3 7 (17.95%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.69%) Raspberry Pi
5 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.56%) Fintech
5 1 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.56%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Android
2 6 (15.38%) Apple iOS
3 4 (10.26%) Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (33.33%) Scrum
3 12 (30.77%) TDD
3 12 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 11 (28.21%) Front End Development
5 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (23.08%) Workflow
6 7 (17.95%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (17.95%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (17.95%) Software Delivery
6 7 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (17.95%) System Testing
6 7 (17.95%) Validation
7 6 (15.38%) Android Development
7 6 (15.38%) Customer-Centricity
7 6 (15.38%) iOS Development
7 6 (15.38%) Mentoring
7 6 (15.38%) Mobile Application Development
7 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 6 (15.38%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (53.85%) Java
2 17 (43.59%) JavaScript
3 14 (35.90%) SQL
4 12 (30.77%) Python
5 6 (15.38%) C#
5 6 (15.38%) Ruby
5 6 (15.38%) TypeScript
6 4 (10.26%) C++
6 4 (10.26%) Groovy
7 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
7 3 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) Degree
2 10 (25.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (20.51%) ISTQB
4 7 (17.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.21%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 16 (41.03%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) BT
3 1 (2.56%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) Radianz