The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 50 53 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 8 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.44% 0.91% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 1.15% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 0
Average salary £34,500 £41,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.85% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Automation Testing
Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
405 348 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 73.10% 78.91% 73.30%
Number of salaries quoted 261 283 271
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Automation Testing Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automation Testing.

1 11 (91.67%) Selenium
2 9 (75.00%) Java
3 8 (66.67%) C#
4 7 (58.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (58.33%) LoadRunner
5 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
6 5 (41.67%) Facilita Forecast
6 5 (41.67%) QA
6 5 (41.67%) SQL
6 5 (41.67%) VB
6 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
6 5 (41.67%) UNIX
6 5 (41.67%) Windows
6 5 (41.67%) Linux
7 4 (33.33%) Python
7 4 (33.33%) Ruby
7 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
8 3 (25.00%) Open Source
8 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
8 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 3 (25.00%) User Stories
8 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (25.00%) Scala
8 3 (25.00%) RSpec
8 3 (25.00%) TDD
8 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 11 (91.67%) Selenium
2 7 (58.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (58.33%) LoadRunner
3 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
3 5 (41.67%) Facilita Forecast
4 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (25.00%) RSpec
5 3 (25.00%) JUnit
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
1 3 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
1 7 (58.33%) Test Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Performance Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Performance Test Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Tester
4 3 (25.00%) Automation Tester
4 3 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (25.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Tester
6 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) UNIX
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (25.00%) User Stories
3 3 (25.00%) Web Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (8.33%) OO
5 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) C#
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) VB
4 4 (33.33%) Python
4 4 (33.33%) Ruby
5 3 (25.00%) Scala
6 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA