Period
to 14 December 2017

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

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +50
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 14 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.95% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.25% - -
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 0
Northern Ireland median annual salary £30,000 - -
UK median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -6.25%

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 431 296 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 90.74% 90.24% 88.10%
Number of salaries quoted 276 225 119
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - +16.62%
10th Percentile £21,750 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £61,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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
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 14 December 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 - 14 £30,000 -
Test Scripting
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT jobs citing Test Scripting 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 Scripting.

1 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (92.86%) Java
3 8 (57.14%) Performance Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 7 (50.00%) BDD
4 7 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Finance
4 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (42.86%) SQL
5 6 (42.86%) ISEB
5 6 (42.86%) JIRA
5 6 (42.86%) QA
5 6 (42.86%) Derivative
5 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
5 6 (42.86%) Manual Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Credit Derivative
5 6 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
5 6 (42.86%) SDLC
5 6 (42.86%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
8 2 (14.29%) C#
9 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
9 1 (7.14%) TDD
9 1 (7.14%) Retail
9 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
9 1 (7.14%) Android

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:

Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
1 6 (42.86%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) QA Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Java Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Test Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Credit Derivative
1 6 (42.86%) Derivative
1 6 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Android
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Performance Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) BDD
3 7 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (42.86%) Defect Tracking
4 6 (42.86%) Manual Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (42.86%) SDLC
5 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) ISEB
1 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA