Period
to 22 July 2019

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 22 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 30 20
Rank change year-on-year +3 -10 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 47 28 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.50% 6.86% 8.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.32% 7.41% 9.03%
Number of salaries quoted 39 16 18
Northern Ireland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +25.00% +4.62%
10th Percentile £25,400 £25,625 £29,275
90th Percentile £79,500 £66,875 £50,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 565 378 421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 90.11% 92.65% 93.76%
Number of salaries quoted 384 271 338
Northern Ireland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019. 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 -3 47 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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 32 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (51.06%) SQL
3 19 (40.43%) C#
3 19 (40.43%) Java
4 18 (38.30%) .NET
5 14 (29.79%) Test Scripting
6 13 (27.66%) QA
6 13 (27.66%) AngularJS
7 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
7 10 (21.28%) Microservices
8 9 (19.15%) Docker
8 9 (19.15%) REST
8 9 (19.15%) OO
8 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (17.02%) Waterfall
9 8 (17.02%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (17.02%) Analytics
9 8 (17.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (17.02%) Swagger
9 8 (17.02%) Cloud Native
9 8 (17.02%) .NET Core
9 8 (17.02%) Sprint Planning
9 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure as Code
10 7 (14.89%) Continuous Deployment
10 7 (14.89%) Test Strategy
10 7 (14.89%) ISTQB
10 7 (14.89%) ISEB
10 7 (14.89%) HTML
10 7 (14.89%) CSS

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 (2.13%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (8.51%) Azure Functions
3 4 (8.51%) SaaS
3 4 (8.51%) Serverless
4 3 (6.38%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (2.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (6.38%) Cosmos DB
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (6.38%) Selenium
3 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.26%) JIRA
3 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.13%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.13%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.13%) TestComplete
4 1 (2.13%) TestRail
4 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Advertising
3 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Developer
2 11 (23.40%) Test Leader
3 10 (21.28%) Software Developer
4 7 (14.89%) QA Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Software Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Tester
6 3 (6.38%) Automation Tester
6 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Software QA Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Technical Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) C++ Developer
7 2 (4.26%) C++ Software Developer
7 2 (4.26%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Java Software Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Principal Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (38.30%) .NET
2 13 (27.66%) AngularJS
3 9 (19.15%) REST
4 8 (17.02%) .NET Core
4 8 (17.02%) Swagger
4 8 (17.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 7 (14.89%) CSS
5 7 (14.89%) HTML
6 2 (4.26%) jQuery
6 2 (4.26%) Node.js
6 2 (4.26%) RequireJS
6 2 (4.26%) Spring
7 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.13%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.13%) OAuth
7 1 (2.13%) OpenID
7 1 (2.13%) React
7 1 (2.13%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Cloud Native
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.26%) Derivative
3 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.26%) Equities
3 2 (4.26%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.26%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Unix
3 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.79%) Test Scripting
3 10 (21.28%) Microservices
4 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (19.15%) OO
5 8 (17.02%) Analytics
5 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure as Code
5 8 (17.02%) Sprint Planning
5 8 (17.02%) Waterfall
6 7 (14.89%) Continuous Deployment
6 7 (14.89%) Test Strategy
7 6 (12.77%) Artificial Intelligence
7 6 (12.77%) DevOps
7 6 (12.77%) Mentoring
7 6 (12.77%) Performance Testing
7 6 (12.77%) Refactoring
7 6 (12.77%) Regression Testing
7 6 (12.77%) Software Engineering
7 6 (12.77%) WFM
8 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (51.06%) SQL
2 19 (40.43%) C#
2 19 (40.43%) Java
3 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
4 6 (12.77%) Python
5 3 (6.38%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.26%) C++
6 2 (4.26%) PHP
7 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.13%) Ruby
7 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) ISEB
1 7 (14.89%) ISTQB
2 4 (8.51%) Degree
3 3 (6.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.66%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (19.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.26%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) HP
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle
4 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.13%) Blue Prism
4 1 (2.13%) Sitecore