Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 25 23
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 54 20 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 11.92% 5.88% 5.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.04% 6.54% 6.21%
Number of salaries quoted 20 17 3
Northern Ireland median annual salary £32,000 £40,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +45.45% -24.66%
10th Percentile £27,375 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £43,000 £44,000 £31,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,193 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.24% +2.65% +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 414 306 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 91.39% 90.00% 94.77%
Number of salaries quoted 260 239 112
Northern Ireland median annual salary £36,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.75% - +21.21%
10th Percentile £21,175 £26,250 £24,325
90th Percentile £55,000 £61,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +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 22 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +2 44 £30,500 -23.75% 2
County Armagh - 1 £40,000 -
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 35 (64.81%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (62.96%) Java
3 26 (48.15%) Finance
4 21 (38.89%) SQL
5 20 (37.04%) QA
6 18 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 17 (31.48%) Software Engineering
7 17 (31.48%) ISTQB
7 17 (31.48%) Degree
7 17 (31.48%) JavaScript
8 16 (29.63%) Oracle
8 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
8 16 (29.63%) TDD
8 16 (29.63%) Computer Science
8 16 (29.63%) Computer Science Degree
9 15 (27.78%) Test Strategy
9 15 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (25.93%) HTML
10 14 (25.93%) BDD
10 14 (25.93%) Relational Database
11 13 (24.07%) AngularJS
11 13 (24.07%) CSS
11 13 (24.07%) Legal
11 13 (24.07%) Scrum
12 12 (22.22%) .NET
12 12 (22.22%) HTML5
13 11 (20.37%) Android
13 11 (20.37%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (20.37%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (20.37%) JIRA

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%) IIS
1 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.70%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (11.11%) Amazon S3
2 6 (11.11%) npm
3 3 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.56%) Office 365
3 3 (5.56%) PaaS
3 3 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) TCP/IP
2 6 (11.11%) SSH
2 6 (11.11%) VPN
3 2 (3.70%) HTTP
4 1 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.93%) Relational Database
2 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
3 8 (14.81%) MySQL
4 6 (11.11%) Ingres
5 3 (5.56%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.56%) SQLite
6 2 (3.70%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.70%) Redis
7 1 (1.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (20.37%) JIRA
1 11 (20.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 9 (16.67%) Robot Framework
3 8 (14.81%) Karma Test Runner
4 7 (12.96%) Git (software)
5 6 (11.11%) Jasmine
5 6 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 6 (11.11%) JUnit
5 6 (11.11%) Mockito
5 6 (11.11%) Protractor
5 6 (11.11%) Subversion
6 5 (9.26%) Selenium
7 3 (5.56%) Mocha
8 1 (1.85%) Grunt
8 1 (1.85%) gulp
8 1 (1.85%) MSTest
8 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.85%) webpack
General
1 26 (48.15%) Finance
2 13 (24.07%) Legal
3 7 (12.96%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.70%) Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Developer
2 9 (16.67%) Analyst
2 9 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 8 (14.81%) QA Analyst
3 8 (14.81%) Test Analyst
4 7 (12.96%) QA Test Analyst
5 6 (11.11%) Angular Developer
5 6 (11.11%) Test Automation Specialist
5 6 (11.11%) Test Scripter
5 6 (11.11%) Test Specialist
6 4 (7.41%) QA Leader
6 4 (7.41%) Tester
7 3 (5.56%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Senior .NET Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Automation Tester
8 2 (3.70%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.93%) HTML
2 13 (24.07%) AngularJS
2 13 (24.07%) CSS
3 12 (22.22%) .NET
3 12 (22.22%) HTML5
4 9 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 6 (11.11%) Ionic Framework
5 6 (11.11%) Java EE
5 6 (11.11%) JMS
5 6 (11.11%) LESS
5 6 (11.11%) React Native
5 6 (11.11%) RESTful
5 6 (11.11%) Sass
5 6 (11.11%) SOAP
6 5 (9.26%) CSS3
6 5 (9.26%) jQuery
7 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET Core
8 3 (5.56%) Express
8 3 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.63%) Computer Science
2 10 (18.52%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (16.67%) Credit Derivative
3 9 (16.67%) Derivative
4 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (12.96%) Management Information System
5 7 (12.96%) Mobile App
6 3 (5.56%) Raspberry Pi
7 2 (3.70%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.85%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.37%) Android
2 9 (16.67%) Linux
3 8 (14.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (64.81%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 17 (31.48%) Software Engineering
4 16 (29.63%) TDD
5 15 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (27.78%) Test Strategy
6 14 (25.93%) BDD
7 13 (24.07%) Scrum
8 11 (20.37%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (18.52%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
10 9 (16.67%) Front End Development
10 9 (16.67%) Manual Testing
10 9 (16.67%) Performance Testing
10 9 (16.67%) SDLC
11 7 (12.96%) Regression Testing
11 7 (12.96%) Requirements Analysis
11 7 (12.96%) Software Delivery
11 7 (12.96%) System Testing
11 7 (12.96%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 34 (62.96%) Java
2 21 (38.89%) SQL
3 17 (31.48%) JavaScript
4 10 (18.52%) Python
5 8 (14.81%) C++
6 7 (12.96%) TypeScript
7 6 (11.11%) C#
7 6 (11.11%) Groovy
8 3 (5.56%) PowerShell
8 3 (5.56%) Ruby
8 3 (5.56%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (31.48%) Degree
1 17 (31.48%) ISTQB
2 16 (29.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (18.52%) ISEB
4 7 (12.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (37.04%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
1 16 (29.63%) Oracle
2 1 (1.85%) HP