The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 76 68 60
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 8 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.02% 0.75% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.05% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 8
Average salary £32,500 £37,050 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.27% +37.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £31,700 £25,650
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,050 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Test Automation
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
630 573 531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 80.46% 71.89% 81.07%
Number of salaries quoted 526 438 451
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Test Automation
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in the North East

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the North East region over the 3 months to 3 July 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 -9 8 £32,500 -12.27% 5
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the North East region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 15 (88.24%) SQL
2 10 (58.82%) Relational Database
3 8 (47.06%) Selenium
3 8 (47.06%) Test Management
3 8 (47.06%) Test Strategy
4 7 (41.18%) TSYS
4 7 (41.18%) Test Planning
4 7 (41.18%) Retail Banking
4 7 (41.18%) Online Banking
4 7 (41.18%) Banking
4 7 (41.18%) Retail
4 7 (41.18%) Internet
4 7 (41.18%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (41.18%) ATM
4 7 (41.18%) RDBMS
4 7 (41.18%) Oracle
5 6 (35.29%) IVR
5 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (35.29%) Degree
5 6 (35.29%) Process Improvement
6 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
7 4 (23.53%) .NET
7 4 (23.53%) Cognizant
7 4 (23.53%) Web Services
7 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
7 4 (23.53%) Programme Management
8 3 (17.65%) CMS
8 3 (17.65%) RedDot
8 3 (17.65%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the North East region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) CMS
1 3 (17.65%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (5.88%) nginx
2 1 (5.88%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) ATM
1 7 (41.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) Relational Database
2 7 (41.18%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (41.18%) RDBMS
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
4 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
4 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
5 1 (5.88%) Redis
5 1 (5.88%) Big Data
5 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Selenium
2 3 (17.65%) SpecFlow
3 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
3 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.76%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (11.76%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) WATIR
4 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.88%) JMeter
4 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) Sahi
General
1 7 (41.18%) Banking
1 7 (41.18%) Retail
1 7 (41.18%) Retail Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Marketing
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
1 9 (52.94%) Test Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.76%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
1 4 (23.53%) Web Services
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
2 3 (17.65%) SOAP
2 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
2 3 (17.65%) WCF
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (17.65%) HTML5
2 3 (17.65%) Entity Framework
2 3 (17.65%) REST
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (11.76%) XML
4 1 (5.88%) RESTful
4 1 (5.88%) JSON
4 1 (5.88%) Regular Expression
4 1 (5.88%) Gearman
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Online Banking
2 6 (35.29%) IVR
3 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) UNIX
3 1 (5.88%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Test Management
1 8 (47.06%) Test Strategy
2 7 (41.18%) Test Planning
3 6 (35.29%) Process Improvement
3 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Programme Management
6 3 (17.65%) MVC
6 3 (17.65%) TDD
6 3 (17.65%) BDD
6 3 (17.65%) API Development
7 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
7 2 (11.76%) V-Model
7 2 (11.76%) Open Source
7 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
7 2 (11.76%) Scrum
7 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) Ruby
4 2 (11.76%) Python
4 2 (11.76%) PHP
5 1 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.76%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
1 7 (41.18%) TSYS
2 4 (23.53%) Cognizant
3 3 (17.65%) RedDot
3 3 (17.65%) Sitecore
4 2 (11.76%) IBM
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £34,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago