The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 84 78 73
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 1 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.14% 0.27% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.34% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 6
Median salary £27,500 £33,750 £29,318
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.51% +15.11%
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £39,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +6.84%
Automation Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
620 597 640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 86.71% 81.67% 79.21%
Number of salaries quoted 547 478 530
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,232
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of job ads across the North East region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Automation Testing Salary Trend in the North East

Automation Testing
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +8 1 £27,500 -26.66%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT jobs citing Automation Testing 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 North East region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center