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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / North East
Rank 59 59 75
Rank change year-on-year
0 +16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 12 18 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.93% 2.92% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 3.25% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 5
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £35,232
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,900 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £30,000 £38,093
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
542 553 650
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 87.00% 89.77% 87.84%
Number of salaries quoted 486 475 555
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +1.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £61,215 £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
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 26 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the North East region over the 3 months to 26 February 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 +14 10 £35,000 +16.66% 5
Northumberland - 2 £32,500 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 22 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Java
2 13 (54.17%) Selenium
3 10 (41.67%) QA
4 9 (37.50%) TDD
4 9 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 7 (29.17%) OO
5 7 (29.17%) ATDD
5 7 (29.17%) Functional Programming
6 6 (25.00%) User Stories
6 6 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 6 (25.00%) NHS
6 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 4 (16.67%) SDLC
7 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
7 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Process Improvement
7 4 (16.67%) SQL
7 4 (16.67%) Scrum
7 4 (16.67%) C#
7 4 (16.67%) .NET
8 3 (12.50%) Project Management
8 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
9 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (8.33%) Coaching

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:

Development Applications
1 13 (54.17%) Selenium
2 6 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.33%) Gatling
4 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.33%) JIRA
4 2 (8.33%) JMeter
4 2 (8.33%) JUnit
4 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
4 2 (8.33%) RSpec
4 2 (8.33%) Xcode
5 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (8.33%) Games
1 2 (8.33%) Law
1 2 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Analyst
2 15 (62.50%) Test Analyst
3 13 (54.17%) Automation Test Analyst
4 12 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
4 12 (50.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
4 12 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (20.83%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 5 (20.83%) Software Analyst
5 5 (20.83%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Project Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Tester
7 2 (8.33%) Java Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) QA Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) SAP Manager
7 2 (8.33%) SAP Test Manager
7 2 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (8.33%) Software Tester
7 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
8 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Lead
8 1 (4.17%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) SOAP
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) WPF
2 2 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
1 6 (25.00%) NHS
2 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.33%) iPad
2 2 (8.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Android
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) TDD
2 9 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 7 (29.17%) ATDD
3 7 (29.17%) Functional Programming
3 7 (29.17%) OO
4 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (25.00%) User Stories
5 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Process Improvement
5 4 (16.67%) Scrum
5 4 (16.67%) SDLC
5 4 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
7 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
7 2 (8.33%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) Java
2 4 (16.67%) C#
2 4 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) PHP
3 2 (8.33%) Python
3 2 (8.33%) Ruby
3 2 (8.33%) Scala
3 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (41.67%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) WCAG
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) HP
1 2 (8.33%) IBM
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle
1 2 (8.33%) SAP
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