The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North East region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 65 66 67
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 8 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.99% 0.76% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 0.92% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 4
Average salary £34,500 £27,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% -16.92%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
583 546 567
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 71.98% 82.85% 69.32%
Number of salaries quoted 424 462 462
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Automation Testing
England

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
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 23 July 2014. 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 +1 8 £34,500 +27.77%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 11 (91.67%) C#
2 8 (66.67%) VB
2 8 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (50.00%) QA
4 6 (50.00%) Selenium
4 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (50.00%) Java
4 6 (50.00%) .NET
5 5 (41.67%) VB.NET
5 5 (41.67%) HP
5 5 (41.67%) Ranorex
5 5 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (25.00%) Finance
7 3 (25.00%) Games
7 3 (25.00%) Scrum
7 3 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (25.00%) LoadRunner
7 3 (25.00%) SQL
7 3 (25.00%) JUnit
7 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (25.00%) UNIX
7 3 (25.00%) Windows
7 3 (25.00%) Linux
7 3 (25.00%) Python
7 3 (25.00%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

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