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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 64 65 65
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 8 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.19% 0.35% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 0.46% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 6
Average salary £30,000 £36,250 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.24% -12.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £35,250 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,662 £37,250 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
559 437 512
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 83.06% 76.67% 78.17%
Number of salaries quoted 479 351 429
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,950 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £52,050
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
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the North East region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram 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 January 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 -12 8 £30,000 -17.24% 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) QA
2 6 (54.55%) Performance Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Automated Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Manual Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) Python
4 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (36.36%) System Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Ruby
5 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
5 3 (27.27%) BDD
5 3 (27.27%) TDD
6 2 (18.18%) TickIT
6 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (18.18%) Perforce
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) ISO 9001
6 2 (18.18%) UNIX
6 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
6 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
6 2 (18.18%) Image Processing
6 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (18.18%) Selenium
6 2 (18.18%) Security Testing

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (9.09%) TestNG
3 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) Hudson
3 1 (9.09%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Tester
2 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Test Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) QA Tester
3 4 (36.36%) QA Test Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) QA Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) QA Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Test Coordinator
4 2 (18.18%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Coordinator
5 1 (9.09%) Software Quality Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Development Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Ajax
1 1 (9.09%) REST
1 1 (9.09%) Flash
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Performance Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Automated Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Manual Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) System Testing
5 3 (27.27%) BDD
5 3 (27.27%) TDD
6 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 2 (18.18%) Image Processing
6 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Line Management
6 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
6 2 (18.18%) Coaching
7 1 (9.09%) Test Management
7 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Python
1 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) Ruby
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) Perl
4 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) QA
2 2 (18.18%) TickIT
2 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 12207
2 2 (18.18%) ISO 9001
2 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
2 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Perforce
2 1 (9.09%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
North East
Cognizant
Posted: 19 hours ago
North East
Cognizant
Posted: 19 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Gem Partnership
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago