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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 78 67 67
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 5 11 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.65% 1.33% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.71% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 4
Average salary £30,000 £34,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% -15.85%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
657 645 546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 85.21% 77.71% 83.49%
Number of salaries quoted 549 456 455
Average salary £40,000 £37,050 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.96% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the North East region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -13 4 £31,250 -9.42% 1
Durham - 1 £30,000 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Ruby
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (28.57%) Visualisation
4 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 2 (28.57%) Clojure
4 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
4 2 (28.57%) Node.js
4 2 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (28.57%) Web Development
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Subversion
4 2 (28.57%) Web Design
4 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) PHP
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) MySQL
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) HTTP

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
1 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Subversion
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Visualisation
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Web Development
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (28.57%) Web Design
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) Ruby
3 3 (42.86%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Clojure
4 2 (28.57%) PHP
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft