Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 26 19
Rank change year-on-year -5 -7 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 21 36 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 5.53% 7.32% 10.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.09% 7.83% 11.45%
Number of salaries quoted 14 23 26
Northern Ireland median annual salary £36,250 £34,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.62% -9.33% -
10th Percentile £22,250 £28,900 £25,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £59,750 £45,625
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 345 460 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 90.79% 93.50% 89.02%
Number of salaries quoted 254 386 162
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £23,325 £21,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £59,625 £60,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -7 20 £37,500 +10.29% 15
County Armagh - 1 £31,000 -
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 10 (47.62%) Python
2 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 7 (33.33%) .NET
2 7 (33.33%) Degree
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) Java
4 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (23.81%) Analytics
5 4 (19.05%) QA
5 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
5 4 (19.05%) HTML
5 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
5 4 (19.05%) CSS
5 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 4 (19.05%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) Workflow
6 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (14.29%) HNC
6 3 (14.29%) Unix
6 3 (14.29%) Linux
6 3 (14.29%) C++
6 3 (14.29%) Workflow Management
6 3 (14.29%) Ruby
6 3 (14.29%) TDD
6 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 3 (14.29%) 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 (14.29%) Apache Airflow
1 3 (14.29%) Luigi
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.52%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
1 1 (4.76%) FIX Connectivity
1 1 (4.76%) FlexRay
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
1 1 (4.76%) LAN
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) Azkaban
2 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.52%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (9.52%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (9.52%) KDB
3 2 (9.52%) Kdb+
3 2 (9.52%) Looker
4 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Robot Framework
2 2 (9.52%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) JMeter
3 1 (4.76%) Mocha
3 1 (4.76%) MSTest
3 1 (4.76%) NUnit
3 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (9.52%) Banking
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Front Office
1 2 (9.52%) Legal
2 1 (4.76%) Automotive
2 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) .NET Developer
3 2 (9.52%) DBA
3 2 (9.52%) KDB Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Software Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Tester
4 1 (4.76%) CRM Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) CRM Technical Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Data Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking Java Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Java Scala Developer
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Scala Developer
4 1 (4.76%) System Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) CSS
2 4 (19.05%) HTML
3 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 2 (9.52%) Pandas
4 2 (9.52%) SQLAlchemy
5 1 (4.76%) Angular 2
5 1 (4.76%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (4.76%) Middleware
5 1 (4.76%) Node.js
5 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (9.52%) Fixed Income
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Fintech
3 1 (4.76%) Internet of Things
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
1 3 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Analytics
2 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
3 4 (19.05%) Scrum
3 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
4 3 (14.29%) BDD
4 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
4 3 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
4 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (14.29%) Front End Development
4 3 (14.29%) OWASP
4 3 (14.29%) SOLID
4 3 (14.29%) TDD
4 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 3 (14.29%) User Stories
4 3 (14.29%) Workflow
4 3 (14.29%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) Python
2 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (28.57%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) Java
5 3 (14.29%) C++
5 3 (14.29%) Ruby
6 2 (9.52%) C
6 2 (9.52%) MATLAB
6 2 (9.52%) R
7 1 (4.76%) C#
7 1 (4.76%) Groovy
7 1 (4.76%) Kotlin
7 1 (4.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) HNC
3 2 (9.52%) HND
4 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.76%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) BT
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Radianz