Period
to 15 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Unit Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Unit Testing over the 6 months to 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 48 48
Rank change year-on-year +26 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 50 13 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 9.24% 3.13% 4.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.29% 3.49% 5.07%
Number of salaries quoted 27 6 9
Northern Ireland median annual salary £60,000 £47,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.32% +35.71% -1.41%
10th Percentile £36,250 £38,750 £31,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,625 £42,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Unit Testing 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 486 372 434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 89.83% 89.42% 93.33%
Number of salaries quoted 331 277 275
Northern Ireland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% -8.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,150 £21,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Northern Ireland

Unit Testing
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Salary trend for Unit Testing in Northern Ireland

Unit Testing
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Unit Testing in Northern Ireland

Unit Testing
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 Unit Testing within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 15 October 2019. 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 +27 49 £60,000 +26.32% 2
County Down - 1 £30,000 -
Unit Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, IT jobs citing Unit Testing 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 Unit Testing.

1 45 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (68.00%) JavaScript
3 30 (60.00%) Scrum
4 26 (52.00%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (48.00%) Web Services
6 23 (46.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 20 (40.00%) Python
7 20 (40.00%) Software Engineering
8 19 (38.00%) TDD
8 19 (38.00%) Kanban
8 19 (38.00%) Fintech
9 18 (36.00%) Front End Development
9 18 (36.00%) Git (software)
10 17 (34.00%) Linux
10 17 (34.00%) TypeScript
11 16 (32.00%) React
11 16 (32.00%) Java
12 15 (30.00%) CSS
12 15 (30.00%) RESTful
12 15 (30.00%) Redux
12 15 (30.00%) webpack
13 14 (28.00%) Kubernetes
13 14 (28.00%) jQuery
14 13 (26.00%) Smartphone
14 13 (26.00%) Spring
14 13 (26.00%) JAX-WS
14 13 (26.00%) JUnit
14 13 (26.00%) JAXB
14 13 (26.00%) Asynchronous Programming
14 13 (26.00%) Deadline-Driven

Unit Testing
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 1 (2.00%) Apache
1 1 (2.00%) IIS
1 1 (2.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.00%) AWS
1 10 (20.00%) Azure
2 1 (2.00%) GitHub
2 1 (2.00%) npm
2 1 (2.00%) Yarn
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 13 (26.00%) Hazelcast
1 13 (26.00%) MongoDB
2 10 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 10 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (12.00%) Cosmos DB
3 6 (12.00%) GIS
3 6 (12.00%) NoSQL
4 5 (10.00%) MySQL
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (36.00%) Git (software)
2 15 (30.00%) webpack
3 13 (26.00%) Gradle
3 13 (26.00%) JUnit
3 13 (26.00%) Spock
4 10 (20.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (20.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.00%) gulp
5 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.00%) JIRA
5 1 (2.00%) JSUnit
5 1 (2.00%) Moq
5 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (12.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (90.00%) Developer
2 20 (40.00%) Senior Developer
3 14 (28.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 13 (26.00%) Java Developer
4 13 (26.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 10 (20.00%) .NET Developer
6 9 (18.00%) React Developer
7 6 (12.00%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 5 (10.00%) Python Developer
9 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Developer
10 2 (4.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 1 (2.00%) Android Engineer
11 1 (2.00%) Engineering Manager
11 1 (2.00%) Full Stack Developer
11 1 (2.00%) JavaScript Engineer
11 1 (2.00%) Senior .NET Developer
11 1 (2.00%) Software Developer
11 1 (2.00%) Software Engineering Manager
11 1 (2.00%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (48.00%) Web Services
2 16 (32.00%) React
3 15 (30.00%) CSS
3 15 (30.00%) Redux
3 15 (30.00%) RESTful
4 14 (28.00%) jQuery
5 13 (26.00%) JAXB
5 13 (26.00%) JAX-RS
5 13 (26.00%) JAX-WS
5 13 (26.00%) Spring
6 12 (24.00%) HTML
7 11 (22.00%) .NET
7 11 (22.00%) .NET Framework
7 11 (22.00%) ASP.NET
7 11 (22.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (22.00%) Entity Framework
7 11 (22.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (16.00%) AngularJS
9 6 (12.00%) Backbone.js
9 6 (12.00%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (26.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (60.00%) Scrum
3 26 (52.00%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (46.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 20 (40.00%) Software Engineering
6 19 (38.00%) Fintech
6 19 (38.00%) Kanban
6 19 (38.00%) TDD
7 18 (36.00%) Front End Development
8 13 (26.00%) Asynchronous Programming
8 13 (26.00%) Deadline-Driven
9 12 (24.00%) DevOps
10 11 (22.00%) MVC
11 10 (20.00%) CQRS
11 10 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
11 10 (20.00%) Integration Testing
11 10 (20.00%) System Testing
12 7 (14.00%) Microservices
13 6 (12.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 5 (10.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 34 (68.00%) JavaScript
2 20 (40.00%) Python
3 17 (34.00%) TypeScript
4 16 (32.00%) Java
5 12 (24.00%) C#
6 1 (2.00%) ES6
6 1 (2.00%) Go
6 1 (2.00%) Kotlin
6 1 (2.00%) Ruby
6 1 (2.00%) SQL
6 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 13 (26.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (28.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.00%) Oracle