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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 72 - 66
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 8 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.07% - 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% - 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 6
Average salary £35,232 - £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
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
611 413 542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 81.90% 74.15% 78.55%
Number of salaries quoted 529 320 461
Average salary £38,500 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 February 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 - 8 £35,232 - 4
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) QA
3 5 (38.46%) Scrum
3 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) Linux
3 5 (38.46%) Automated Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Performance Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Manual Testing
4 4 (30.77%) System Testing
4 4 (30.77%) TDD
4 4 (30.77%) Ruby
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
4 4 (30.77%) BDD
4 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
5 3 (23.08%) Test Management
5 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 3 (23.08%) Python
6 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (15.38%) ATM
6 2 (15.38%) ISO 9001
6 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle
6 2 (15.38%) IVR
6 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (15.38%) Perforce
6 2 (15.38%) TickIT
6 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) ATM
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
2 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (15.38%) Subversion
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) WATIR
3 1 (7.69%) Sahi
3 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
1 2 (15.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Test Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Tester
2 5 (38.46%) QA Test Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) QA Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Test Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) QA Tester
4 2 (15.38%) QA Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Test Coordinator
4 2 (15.38%) Coordinator
5 1 (7.69%) Software Quality Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) XML
1 1 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) IVR
1 2 (15.38%) Online Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Scrum
2 5 (38.46%) Automated Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Performance Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Manual Testing
3 4 (30.77%) System Testing
3 4 (30.77%) TDD
3 4 (30.77%) BDD
3 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 3 (23.08%) Test Management
5 2 (15.38%) Image Processing
5 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
5 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Line Management
5 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
1 4 (30.77%) Ruby
2 3 (23.08%) Python
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) VCP4
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) QA
2 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
2 2 (15.38%) ISO 9001
2 2 (15.38%) TickIT
2 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 12207
2 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
1 2 (15.38%) Cognizant
1 2 (15.38%) Perforce
1 2 (15.38%) TSYS
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Cognizant
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago