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

Automated Testing
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 25 23
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 54 52 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 9.06% 10.86% 6.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.06% 11.85% 6.89%
Number of salaries quoted 27 21 16
Northern Ireland median annual salary £45,000 £30,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £32,750 £27,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £72,750 £42,500 £55,000
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 537 439 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 90.10% 91.65% 91.87%
Number of salaries quoted 324 282 234
Northern Ireland median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -4.46% -1.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £60,875
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 15 December 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 December 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 +1 53 £45,000 +50.00% 9
Newry - 1 £27,500 -
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 31 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (29.63%) SQL
2 16 (29.63%) OO
3 15 (27.78%) Java
3 15 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 15 (27.78%) Selenium
4 14 (25.93%) TDD
4 14 (25.93%) C#
4 14 (25.93%) Python
4 14 (25.93%) Docker
5 13 (24.07%) REST
5 13 (24.07%) Software Testing
5 13 (24.07%) QA
5 13 (24.07%) Test Scripting
6 12 (22.22%) .NET
6 12 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
6 12 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
7 11 (20.37%) AngularJS
7 11 (20.37%) Analytics
7 11 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (20.37%) JUnit
7 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (20.37%) Degree
8 10 (18.52%) WFM
8 10 (18.52%) Refactoring
8 10 (18.52%) Software Engineering
8 10 (18.52%) Artificial Intelligence
8 10 (18.52%) BDD
8 10 (18.52%) Microservices
8 10 (18.52%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 (5.56%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.70%) npm
3 2 (3.70%) SaaS
3 2 (3.70%) Yarn
4 1 (1.85%) Azure Functions
4 1 (1.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) Firewall
1 3 (5.56%) SMPP
1 3 (5.56%) SMS
1 3 (5.56%) SSH
1 3 (5.56%) VPN
2 1 (1.85%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (7.41%) Blockchain
3 3 (5.56%) Hazelcast
3 3 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.56%) MySQL
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.85%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (27.78%) Selenium
2 11 (20.37%) JUnit
3 9 (16.67%) TestNG
3 9 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 7 (12.96%) Git (software)
5 6 (11.11%) JIRA
6 4 (7.41%) Appium
6 4 (7.41%) SoapUI
6 4 (7.41%) TestComplete
6 4 (7.41%) WATIR
7 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.70%) Maven
7 2 (3.70%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.85%) Gradle
8 1 (1.85%) Spock
8 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (16.67%) Electronics
2 4 (7.41%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Front Office
3 2 (3.70%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.85%) Automotive
4 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (37.04%) Developer
2 14 (25.93%) Software Developer
3 10 (18.52%) Test Engineer
4 9 (16.67%) System Verification Engineer
4 9 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
4 9 (16.67%) Verification Engineer
5 8 (14.81%) Test Automation Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) Automation Tester
6 6 (11.11%) Tester
7 5 (9.26%) Developer in Test
7 5 (9.26%) Java Developer
7 5 (9.26%) Senior Test Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) Analyst
8 4 (7.41%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) Test Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
10 2 (3.70%) Head of Engineering
10 2 (3.70%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.70%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) REST
2 12 (22.22%) .NET
3 11 (20.37%) AngularJS
4 10 (18.52%) .NET Core
4 10 (18.52%) Swagger
4 10 (18.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (7.41%) HTML
6 3 (5.56%) React
6 3 (5.56%) Spring
6 3 (5.56%) Web Services
7 2 (3.70%) Akka
7 2 (3.70%) CSS
7 2 (3.70%) Hibernate
7 2 (3.70%) HTML5
7 2 (3.70%) JSON
7 2 (3.70%) Kafka
7 2 (3.70%) Redux
7 2 (3.70%) Spring Boot
7 2 (3.70%) WPF
7 2 (3.70%) Zuul
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (18.52%) Cloud Native
3 7 (12.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (7.41%) Fintech
4 4 (7.41%) Tandem
5 3 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.56%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.85%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.85%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) Linux
1 4 (7.41%) Unix
2 2 (3.70%) CentOS
2 2 (3.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (29.63%) OO
3 14 (25.93%) TDD
4 13 (24.07%) Software Testing
4 13 (24.07%) Test Scripting
5 12 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
5 12 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
6 11 (20.37%) Analytics
7 10 (18.52%) Artificial Intelligence
7 10 (18.52%) BDD
7 10 (18.52%) Microservices
7 10 (18.52%) Refactoring
7 10 (18.52%) Software Engineering
7 10 (18.52%) WFM
8 9 (16.67%) Integration Testing
8 9 (16.67%) SDET
8 9 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (16.67%) System Testing
8 9 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 8 (14.81%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.63%) SQL
2 15 (27.78%) Java
2 15 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 14 (25.93%) C#
3 14 (25.93%) Python
4 3 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.56%) Java 8
5 2 (3.70%) C++
5 2 (3.70%) ES6
5 2 (3.70%) Ruby
5 2 (3.70%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.85%) C
6 1 (1.85%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.85%) Kotlin
6 1 (1.85%) R
6 1 (1.85%) Scala
6 1 (1.85%) VB
6 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) Degree
2 5 (9.26%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.07%) QA
System Software
1 14 (25.93%) Docker
2 3 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (5.56%) Xen
3 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) HP
2 1 (1.85%) FXall
2 1 (1.85%) Reuters
2 1 (1.85%) StreamBase
2 1 (1.85%) TIBCO