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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / North East
Rank 57 70 72
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 16 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 2.40% 0.17% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 0.19% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 13 1 7
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
565 522 579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 84.83% 88.78% 87.73%
Number of salaries quoted 468 462 491
Median salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of job ads across the North East region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the North East region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 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 12 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Durham - 2 - -
Northumberland - 2 £32,500 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 32 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (67.65%) Java
3 20 (58.82%) Selenium
4 15 (44.12%) QA
4 15 (44.12%) TDD
4 15 (44.12%) OO
5 12 (35.29%) ATDD
5 12 (35.29%) Functional Programming
6 9 (26.47%) WebDriver
7 8 (23.53%) Coaching
7 8 (23.53%) SQL
8 7 (20.59%) Scrum
8 7 (20.59%) Functional Testing
8 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
9 6 (17.65%) Manual Testing
9 6 (17.65%) Online Games
9 6 (17.65%) Refactoring
9 6 (17.65%) Performance Testing
9 6 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (17.65%) High Availability
9 6 (17.65%) Mobile Games
9 6 (17.65%) Games
9 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
9 6 (17.65%) NHS
9 6 (17.65%) Sun
9 6 (17.65%) HTML
10 5 (14.71%) ISTQB
10 5 (14.71%) Android
10 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
11 4 (11.76%) Process Improvement

Test Automation
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) MySQL
1 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.94%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 20 (58.82%) Selenium
2 9 (26.47%) WebDriver
3 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
4 3 (8.82%) Appium
4 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.82%) Grunt
5 2 (5.88%) Gatling
5 2 (5.88%) JIRA
5 2 (5.88%) JMeter
5 2 (5.88%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.88%) Xcode
6 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (17.65%) Games
2 2 (5.88%) Law
2 2 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (64.71%) Analyst
2 20 (58.82%) Test Analyst
3 18 (52.94%) Automation Test Analyst
4 17 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
4 17 (50.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
4 17 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 10 (29.41%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 7 (20.59%) Developer
7 5 (14.71%) Software Analyst
7 5 (14.71%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (8.82%) Developer in Test
8 3 (8.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (8.82%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (8.82%) Project Analyst
8 3 (8.82%) QA Automation Engineer
8 3 (8.82%) QA Engineer
8 3 (8.82%) QA Test Engineer
8 3 (8.82%) Test Automation Developer
8 3 (8.82%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (8.82%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) HTML
2 4 (11.76%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) CSS
3 3 (8.82%) AngularJS
3 3 (8.82%) Backbone.js
3 3 (8.82%) CSS3
3 3 (8.82%) HTML5
3 3 (8.82%) jQuery
3 3 (8.82%) Node.js
3 3 (8.82%) React
3 3 (8.82%) XML
4 2 (5.88%) SOAP
4 2 (5.88%) Web Services
4 2 (5.88%) WPF
5 1 (2.94%) Java EE
5 1 (2.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
1 6 (17.65%) Mobile Games
1 6 (17.65%) NHS
1 6 (17.65%) Online Games
2 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.88%) iPad
2 2 (5.88%) iPhone
3 1 (2.94%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Android
2 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.88%) Linux
3 2 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (44.12%) OO
2 15 (44.12%) TDD
3 12 (35.29%) ATDD
3 12 (35.29%) Functional Programming
4 8 (23.53%) Coaching
5 7 (20.59%) Functional Testing
5 7 (20.59%) Scrum
5 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
6 6 (17.65%) High Availability
6 6 (17.65%) Manual Testing
6 6 (17.65%) Performance Testing
6 6 (17.65%) Refactoring
6 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Process Improvement
7 4 (11.76%) SDLC
7 4 (11.76%) Test Planning
7 4 (11.76%) User Stories
7 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
8 3 (8.82%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (67.65%) Java
2 8 (23.53%) SQL
3 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.82%) Ruby
5 2 (5.88%) C#
5 2 (5.88%) PHP
5 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.82%) ISEB
3 2 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (44.12%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Sun
2 2 (5.88%) HP
2 2 (5.88%) IBM
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) SAP
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Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago