Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 20 22
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 40 55 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 9.57% 12.09% 6.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.70% 12.94% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 18 19 23
Northern Ireland median annual salary £52,500 £33,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +59.09% -12.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,125 £40,500 £48,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 374 425 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 89.47% 93.41% 90.61%
Number of salaries quoted 278 267 243
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +7.38%
10th Percentile £24,175 £21,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 0 39 £52,500 +59.09% 15
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 12 (30.00%) Degree
3 11 (27.50%) Java
3 11 (27.50%) Test Strategy
3 11 (27.50%) Customer Requirements
4 10 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (25.00%) System Testing
4 10 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 9 (22.50%) JUnit
5 9 (22.50%) Electronics
5 9 (22.50%) Integration Testing
5 9 (22.50%) Open Source
5 9 (22.50%) System Integration Testing
6 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 8 (20.00%) Selenium
6 8 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 7 (17.50%) TDD
7 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
7 7 (17.50%) Python
7 7 (17.50%) SDLC
8 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (12.50%) QA
9 5 (12.50%) OO
9 5 (12.50%) HTML
9 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 5 (12.50%) SDET
9 5 (12.50%) API Testing
9 5 (12.50%) Blockchain
9 5 (12.50%) Unit 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 3 (7.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.50%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.00%) npm
2 2 (5.00%) Yarn
3 1 (2.50%) G Suite
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Firewall
1 2 (5.00%) SMPP
1 2 (5.00%) SMS
1 2 (5.00%) SSH
1 2 (5.00%) VPN
2 1 (2.50%) FlexRay
2 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) Blockchain
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.50%) MySQL
4 2 (5.00%) Hazelcast
4 2 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.50%) Big Data
5 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) JUnit
2 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (20.00%) Selenium
3 5 (12.50%) TestNG
3 5 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.50%) JIRA
4 3 (7.50%) Maven
4 3 (7.50%) TeamCity
5 2 (5.00%) Gradle
6 1 (2.50%) Ant
6 1 (2.50%) CA Release Automation
6 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.50%) gulp
6 1 (2.50%) JMeter
6 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.50%) Spock
6 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (22.50%) Electronics
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Front Office
3 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Law
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.50%) Automotive
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Developer
2 9 (22.50%) System Verification Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Systems Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Verification Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Java Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Developer in Test
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) CRM Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) HTML
2 4 (10.00%) Spring
3 3 (7.50%) AngularJS
3 3 (7.50%) CSS
3 3 (7.50%) React
4 2 (5.00%) .NET
4 2 (5.00%) Akka
4 2 (5.00%) Angular 2
4 2 (5.00%) Hibernate
4 2 (5.00%) HTML5
4 2 (5.00%) JSON
4 2 (5.00%) Kafka
4 2 (5.00%) Redux
4 2 (5.00%) REST
4 2 (5.00%) Spring Boot
4 2 (5.00%) Web Services
4 2 (5.00%) WPF
4 2 (5.00%) Zuul
5 1 (2.50%) COM
5 1 (2.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Tandem
3 3 (7.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (5.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (5.00%) Smartcard
5 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.50%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.50%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.50%) Robotics
5 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) CentOS
2 2 (5.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 11 (27.50%) Customer Requirements
2 11 (27.50%) Test Strategy
3 10 (25.00%) System Testing
3 10 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 9 (22.50%) Integration Testing
4 9 (22.50%) Open Source
4 9 (22.50%) System Integration Testing
5 8 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 7 (17.50%) SDLC
6 7 (17.50%) TDD
7 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (12.50%) API Testing
8 5 (12.50%) OO
8 5 (12.50%) SDET
8 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 5 (12.50%) V-Model
9 4 (10.00%) Cryptocurrency
9 4 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) Java
2 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
2 7 (17.50%) Python
3 4 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.50%) C#
4 3 (7.50%) Java 8
4 3 (7.50%) SQL
5 2 (5.00%) C++
5 2 (5.00%) ES6
5 2 (5.00%) Kotlin
5 2 (5.00%) Ruby
5 2 (5.00%) Scala
5 2 (5.00%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.50%) C
6 1 (2.50%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.50%) R
6 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.50%) HNC
3 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.50%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Docker
2 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (5.00%) Xen
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.50%) Ansible
2 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.50%) logstash
2 1 (2.50%) Puppet
2 1 (2.50%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Ab Initio
3 1 (2.50%) FXall
3 1 (2.50%) Google
3 1 (2.50%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) Reuters
3 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.50%) StreamBase
3 1 (2.50%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.50%) VMware