Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 43 40
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 3 15 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.79% 3.05% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 3.26% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 5
Northern Ireland median annual salary £31,000 £33,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.46% -10.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,475 £31,750
90th Percentile £33,000 £52,250 £38,750
UK median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +2.56%

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 347 460 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 91.08% 93.50% 89.02%
Number of salaries quoted 256 386 162
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £23,375 £21,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £59,375 £60,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%

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 20 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 -5 2 - -
County Armagh - 1 £31,000 -
Test Scripting
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) FlexRay
2 1 (33.33%) MSTest
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Internet of Things
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Credit Risk
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Automotive
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing

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 (33.33%) FlexRay
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) MSTest
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (33.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Credit Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Credit Risk Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Quality Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) System Verification Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Verification Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Credit Risk
2 1 (33.33%) Internet of Things
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA