Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 20 23
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 -8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 33 42 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.35% 10.17% 7.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.17% 10.97% 8.12%
Number of salaries quoted 13 20 22
Northern Ireland median annual salary £47,500 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +39.71% -2.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,375 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,000 £50,625 £41,125
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 360 383 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 91.14% 92.74% 91.86%
Number of salaries quoted 244 299 213
Northern Ireland median annual salary £38,750 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,875 £60,250 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -5 32 £47,500 +39.71% 16
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) Software Testing
3 9 (27.27%) Degree
3 9 (27.27%) Selenium
3 9 (27.27%) Java
4 8 (24.24%) JUnit
4 8 (24.24%) Python
4 8 (24.24%) Open Source
4 8 (24.24%) Test Strategy
5 7 (21.21%) SDLC
6 6 (18.18%) Analytics
6 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
6 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 6 (18.18%) QA
6 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 6 (18.18%) System Testing
6 6 (18.18%) TDD
6 6 (18.18%) Scrum
7 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
7 5 (15.15%) Linux
7 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
7 5 (15.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (15.15%) Finance
7 5 (15.15%) TestNG
7 5 (15.15%) WebDriver
7 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (15.15%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (12.12%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (12.12%) System Integration Testing

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 (6.06%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.03%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) Apache Solr
2 1 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.03%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.03%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) G Suite
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) npm
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
2 1 (3.03%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Firewall
1 1 (3.03%) FlexRay
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
1 1 (3.03%) SMPP
1 1 (3.03%) SMS
1 1 (3.03%) SSH
1 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) KDB
2 2 (6.06%) Kdb+
2 2 (6.06%) MySQL
2 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.03%) Big Data
3 1 (3.03%) Blockchain
3 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.03%) Hazelcast
3 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Selenium
2 8 (24.24%) JUnit
3 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
4 5 (15.15%) TestNG
4 5 (15.15%) WebDriver
5 3 (9.09%) JIRA
5 3 (9.09%) TeamCity
6 2 (6.06%) Gradle
6 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.06%) JMeter
6 2 (6.06%) Maven
6 2 (6.06%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.03%) Ant
7 1 (3.03%) CA Release Automation
7 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.03%) gulp
7 1 (3.03%) Robot Framework
7 1 (3.03%) Spock
7 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Electronics
3 3 (9.09%) Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Front Office
4 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Legal
5 1 (3.03%) Automotive
5 1 (3.03%) Law
5 1 (3.03%) Marketing
5 1 (3.03%) Retail
5 1 (3.03%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Developer
2 6 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 5 (15.15%) System Verification Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Verification Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Test Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Software Tester
5 3 (9.09%) Tester
6 2 (6.06%) CRM Technical Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking Java Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Java Scala Developer
6 2 (6.06%) KDB Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Scala Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) HTML
2 3 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 3 (9.09%) CSS
2 3 (9.09%) Spring
3 2 (6.06%) .NET
3 2 (6.06%) Angular 2
3 2 (6.06%) React
4 1 (3.03%) Akka
4 1 (3.03%) boto
4 1 (3.03%) COM
4 1 (3.03%) Enzyme
4 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.03%) JMS
4 1 (3.03%) JSP
4 1 (3.03%) Middleware
4 1 (3.03%) Redux
4 1 (3.03%) Spring Boot
4 1 (3.03%) Web Services
4 1 (3.03%) XML
4 1 (3.03%) Zuul
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (15.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (6.06%) Algorithms
2 2 (6.06%) Fixed Income
2 2 (6.06%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.03%) Internet of Things
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.03%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Unix
3 1 (3.03%) CentOS
3 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) Software Testing
3 8 (24.24%) Open Source
3 8 (24.24%) Test Strategy
4 7 (21.21%) SDLC
5 6 (18.18%) Analytics
5 6 (18.18%) Scrum
5 6 (18.18%) System Testing
5 6 (18.18%) TDD
5 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (15.15%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
7 4 (12.12%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (12.12%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
7 4 (12.12%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Test Management
7 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) Java
2 8 (24.24%) Python
3 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.12%) SQL
5 3 (9.09%) Bash Shell
5 3 (9.09%) C++
6 2 (6.06%) C
6 2 (6.06%) C#
6 2 (6.06%) Java 8
6 2 (6.06%) Kotlin
6 2 (6.06%) MATLAB
6 2 (6.06%) R
6 2 (6.06%) Scala
7 1 (3.03%) ES6
7 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.03%) Ruby
7 1 (3.03%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) HNC
3 2 (6.06%) HND
3 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.03%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.06%) Rundeck
3 1 (3.03%) Ansible
3 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.03%) logstash
3 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Ab Initio
3 1 (3.03%) FXall
3 1 (3.03%) Google
3 1 (3.03%) HP
3 1 (3.03%) Reuters
3 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.03%) StreamBase
3 1 (3.03%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.03%) VMware