Period
to 17 June 2021

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 17 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
17 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 18 42
Rank change year-on-year -3 +24 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 64 42 39
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 11.87% 9.86% 6.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.28% 10.77% 6.90%
Number of salaries quoted 30 28 32
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,513 £33,850
25th Percentile £27,813 £35,000 £34,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +13.33%
75th Percentile £74,375 £45,000 £51,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £55,375 £59,375
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -

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 521 390 565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 96.66% 91.55% 90.54%
Number of salaries quoted 245 190 418
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £24,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £29,096
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £74,050 £60,000 £68,266
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Northern Ireland

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Northern Ireland

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 17 June 2021.

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 17 June 2021. 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 +6 61 £45,000 +11.80% 8
County Armagh - 1 £30,000 - 1
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 17 June 2021, 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 50 (78.13%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (46.88%) Java
3 27 (42.19%) QA
4 22 (34.38%) Git (software)
5 21 (32.81%) Degree
6 19 (29.69%) Software Engineering
7 18 (28.13%) Computer Science
7 18 (28.13%) C++
8 17 (26.56%) C#
8 17 (26.56%) Linux
8 17 (26.56%) REST
9 16 (25.00%) Jenkins
9 16 (25.00%) Windows
10 15 (23.44%) Python
10 15 (23.44%) JavaScript
11 14 (21.88%) Integration Testing
11 14 (21.88%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (20.31%) REST Assured
12 13 (20.31%) Postman
12 13 (20.31%) Social Skills
12 13 (20.31%) BDD
12 13 (20.31%) Selenium
12 13 (20.31%) Software Testing
13 12 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (18.75%) SQL
13 12 (18.75%) Microservices
14 11 (17.19%) API Testing
14 11 (17.19%) DevOps
14 11 (17.19%) Newman
14 11 (17.19%) CGI

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 (3.13%) CMS
1 2 (3.13%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.06%) SaaS
2 7 (10.94%) Amazon ECS
2 7 (10.94%) Amazon S3
2 7 (10.94%) AWS
2 7 (10.94%) AWS CloudFormation
2 7 (10.94%) AWS Lambda
2 7 (10.94%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (10.94%) CloudFront
2 7 (10.94%) Serverless
3 4 (6.25%) Azure
4 1 (1.56%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (1.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.94%) HTTP
1 7 (10.94%) RTP
1 7 (10.94%) RTSP
1 7 (10.94%) SSL
2 2 (3.13%) Internet
3 1 (1.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) Big Data
2 7 (10.94%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (10.94%) NoSQL
3 6 (9.38%) DB2
4 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.56%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (1.56%) HBase
5 1 (1.56%) HSQLDB
5 1 (1.56%) Impala
5 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (34.38%) Git (software)
2 16 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 13 (20.31%) Postman
3 13 (20.31%) REST Assured
3 13 (20.31%) Selenium
4 11 (17.19%) JMeter
4 11 (17.19%) Newman
5 7 (10.94%) GoogleTest
5 7 (10.94%) JUnit
6 5 (7.81%) Cucumber
6 5 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (6.25%) JIRA
8 2 (3.13%) Appium
8 2 (3.13%) Maven
8 2 (3.13%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.13%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.13%) TestNG
8 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.13%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (20.31%) Social Skills
2 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.69%) Electronics
4 2 (3.13%) Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.13%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.56%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 15 (23.44%) Developer
2 14 (21.88%) Software Engineer
3 11 (17.19%) Analyst
3 11 (17.19%) Automation Test Analyst
3 11 (17.19%) Java Developer
3 11 (17.19%) Test Analyst
4 7 (10.94%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (10.94%) Senior DevOps
4 7 (10.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 7 (10.94%) Senior Software Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Java Software Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Software Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Software Tester
7 3 (4.69%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Tester
8 2 (3.13%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.56%) REST
2 11 (17.19%) CGI
2 11 (17.19%) RESTful
3 8 (12.50%) .NET
4 7 (10.94%) .NET Framework
4 7 (10.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 7 (10.94%) JSON
5 6 (9.38%) AngularJS
6 5 (7.81%) Ajax
6 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET
6 5 (7.81%) Node.js
6 5 (7.81%) React
7 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (3.13%) Entity Framework
7 2 (3.13%) Gherkin
7 2 (3.13%) Jest
7 2 (3.13%) Redux
7 2 (3.13%) Spring
7 2 (3.13%) Web Services
7 2 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Tandem
2 4 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.69%) Smart City
4 2 (3.13%) Internet of Things
4 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.13%) Renewable Energy
4 2 (3.13%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (1.56%) Photography
5 1 (1.56%) Robotics
5 1 (1.56%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.56%) Linux
2 16 (25.00%) Windows
3 6 (9.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (78.13%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (29.69%) Software Engineering
3 18 (28.13%) Computer Science
4 14 (21.88%) Integration Testing
5 13 (20.31%) BDD
5 13 (20.31%) Software Testing
6 12 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (18.75%) Microservices
7 11 (17.19%) API Testing
7 11 (17.19%) DevOps
7 11 (17.19%) Performance Testing
8 10 (15.63%) Artificial Intelligence
9 9 (14.06%) Product Management
9 9 (14.06%) Regression Testing
9 9 (14.06%) Scrum
9 9 (14.06%) User Stories
10 8 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (10.94%) Computer Vision
11 7 (10.94%) Front End Development
11 7 (10.94%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.88%) Java
2 18 (28.13%) C++
3 17 (26.56%) C#
4 15 (23.44%) JavaScript
4 15 (23.44%) Python
5 12 (18.75%) SQL
6 8 (12.50%) TypeScript
7 7 (10.94%) Go
8 6 (9.38%) C
9 4 (6.25%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.56%) Groovy
10 1 (1.56%) Java 8
10 1 (1.56%) VB
10 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (32.81%) Degree
2 14 (21.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (17.19%) SC Cleared
3 11 (17.19%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.81%) HNC
4 5 (7.81%) HND
5 4 (6.25%) PhD
6 1 (1.56%) OCP
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (42.19%) QA
2 4 (6.25%) MISRA
3 2 (3.13%) Accessibility
System Software
1 8 (12.50%) Docker
2 1 (1.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.56%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 7 (10.94%) Google
2 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.38%) Oracle
3 5 (7.81%) IBM
4 2 (3.13%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.56%) Blue Prism
5 1 (1.56%) Sun
5 1 (1.56%) TIBCO