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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 77 64 64
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.63% 0.48% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.59% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 4
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £35,500 £42,300
10% offered a salary of more than £33,139 £51,500 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +5.62%
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
653 509 500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 82.35% 81.31% 74.96%
Number of salaries quoted 538 431 424
Average salary £38,750 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,730 £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 18 December 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 -14 5 £30,000 -20.00% 3
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 8 (80.00%) QA
2 7 (70.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) Linux
3 6 (60.00%) Performance Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Python
4 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) System Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (30.00%) Scrum
6 2 (20.00%) ISO 9001
6 2 (20.00%) TickIT
6 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 2 (20.00%) Perl
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) JUnit
6 2 (20.00%) CSS
6 2 (20.00%) SOAP
6 2 (20.00%) UNIX
6 2 (20.00%) Flash
6 2 (20.00%) HTML
6 2 (20.00%) Java
6 2 (20.00%) Perforce
6 2 (20.00%) TDD
6 2 (20.00%) Subversion
6 2 (20.00%) Ruby
6 2 (20.00%) Ajax
6 2 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (20.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JUnit
1 2 (20.00%) Subversion
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
1 2 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (20.00%) TestNG
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (20.00%) Hudson
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Tester
2 4 (40.00%) QA Tester
2 4 (40.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) QA Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) QA Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Development Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Software Quality Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
5 1 (10.00%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
1 2 (20.00%) Flash
1 2 (20.00%) Ajax
1 2 (20.00%) REST
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (40.00%) System Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
5 2 (20.00%) BDD
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) Image Processing
6 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (10.00%) Line Management
6 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (10.00%) Coaching
6 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (10.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby
2 2 (20.00%) Perl
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) QA
2 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (20.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (20.00%) TickIT
2 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 12207
2 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Perforce
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago