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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 68 67 69
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 6 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.71% 0.31% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.37% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 0
Average salary £27,500 £27,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.85% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
633 541 542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 75.27% 82.60% 70.21%
Number of salaries quoted 451 449 449
Average salary £37,050 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,950 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 +3 6 £27,500 +1.85% 7
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 9 (75.00%) C#
1 9 (75.00%) Automated Testing
1 9 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Automation Testing
3 7 (58.33%) QA
3 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (50.00%) .NET
4 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (41.67%) Selenium
5 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
5 5 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (41.67%) Ranorex
5 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
5 5 (41.67%) JUnit
5 5 (41.67%) Python
5 5 (41.67%) HP
5 5 (41.67%) VB
5 5 (41.67%) VB.NET
5 5 (41.67%) Java
5 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Functional Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
7 3 (25.00%) Web Testing
7 3 (25.00%) Scala
7 3 (25.00%) User Stories
7 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
7 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
7 3 (25.00%) RSpec
7 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
7 3 (25.00%) Open Source

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) JUnit
1 5 (41.67%) Selenium
1 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
1 5 (41.67%) Ranorex
2 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (25.00%) RSpec
2 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) Hudson
3 2 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (16.67%) TestNG
4 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
1 3 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Automation Team Leader
3 3 (25.00%) Team Leader
3 3 (25.00%) Test Team Leader
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Software Development Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Development Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) CSS
2 2 (16.67%) SOAP
2 2 (16.67%) Flash
2 2 (16.67%) Ajax
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Automated Testing
1 9 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Automation Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Functional Testing
7 3 (25.00%) Web Testing
7 3 (25.00%) User Stories
7 3 (25.00%) TDD
7 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (25.00%) Scrum
8 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
8 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
9 1 (8.33%) V-Model
9 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
9 1 (8.33%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) VB
2 5 (41.67%) VB.NET
2 5 (41.67%) Python
3 3 (25.00%) Ruby
3 3 (25.00%) Scala
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) Perl
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) HP
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £24,000 to £38,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Washington Newcastle Sunderland
Questor Resourcing
Salary: £22.5k + bonus + VG Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £24,000 to £38,000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago