Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 6 months to 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 49 -
Rank change year-on-year -8 - -
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 12 19 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.48% 4.17% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 4.52% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 0
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £30,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% - -
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

Test Scripting 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 435 420 307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 90.06% 92.11% 91.37%
Number of salaries quoted 306 263 241
Northern Ireland median annual salary £42,500 £35,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.72% -11.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £25,875 £20,650 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £56,000 £61,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Northern Ireland

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Northern Ireland

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Northern Ireland

Test Scripting
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 Scripting within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 17 November 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 12 £40,000 +33.33% 4
Test Scripting
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, IT jobs citing Test Scripting 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 Scripting.

1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (83.33%) Software Testing
3 9 (75.00%) Degree
3 9 (75.00%) Integration Testing
3 9 (75.00%) System Testing
3 9 (75.00%) Electronics
3 9 (75.00%) System Integration Testing
3 9 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (75.00%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (16.67%) WATIR
5 2 (16.67%) Selenium
5 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 2 (16.67%) Kanban
5 2 (16.67%) TestNG
5 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (16.67%) JUnit
5 2 (16.67%) Python
5 2 (16.67%) ISEB
5 2 (16.67%) Appium
5 2 (16.67%) SDET
5 2 (16.67%) Fintech
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) SoapUI

Test Scripting
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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Appium
1 2 (16.67%) JUnit
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
1 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
1 2 (16.67%) TestNG
1 2 (16.67%) WATIR
1 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (75.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) System Verification Engineer
1 9 (75.00%) Systems Engineer
1 9 (75.00%) Verification Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Graduate
3 1 (8.33%) Graduate Software Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Graduate Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Fintech
3 1 (8.33%) Internet of Things
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (83.33%) Software Testing
3 9 (75.00%) Customer Requirements
3 9 (75.00%) Integration Testing
3 9 (75.00%) System Integration Testing
3 9 (75.00%) System Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) Kanban
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) SDET
5 2 (16.67%) TDD
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA