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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 60 69 63
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 10 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.68% 1.28% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 1.49% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 2
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -17.24%
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
509 603 453
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 85.55% 85.78% 78.65%
Number of salaries quoted 438 523 368
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,433 £28,100 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £61,215
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 13 February 2016. 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
Durham - 8 - - 2
Tyne and Wear -3 2 £30,000 - 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 9 (75.00%) C#
1 9 (75.00%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 8 (66.67%) MVC
2 8 (66.67%) Scrum
2 8 (66.67%) Degree
2 8 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 8 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 8 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (66.67%) Amazon S3
2 8 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (66.67%) Rapid Prototyping
2 8 (66.67%) Puppet
2 8 (66.67%) Node.js
2 8 (66.67%) Amazon EMR
2 8 (66.67%) Go
2 8 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (66.67%) Low Latency
2 8 (66.67%) Amazon Redshift
2 8 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 8 (66.67%) Ansible
2 8 (66.67%) Salt
2 8 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 8 (66.67%) Amazon Kinesis
2 8 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 8 (66.67%) AWS Lambda
2 8 (66.67%) Terraform
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) QA
4 4 (33.33%) Selenium

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (66.67%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 8 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
1 8 (66.67%) Amazon EMR
1 8 (66.67%) Amazon Kinesis
1 8 (66.67%) Amazon S3
1 8 (66.67%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) JUnit
3 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (8.33%) TestNG
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) QA Tester
1 4 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Software Team Leader
1 4 (33.33%) Team Leader
1 4 (33.33%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Automated Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Developer
3 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
1 8 (66.67%) Low Latency
1 8 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 8 (66.67%) MVC
1 8 (66.67%) Rapid Prototyping
1 8 (66.67%) Scrum
1 8 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) API Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 2 (16.67%) V-Model
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C#
2 8 (66.67%) Go
2 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) Ansible
1 8 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (66.67%) Puppet
1 8 (66.67%) Salt
1 8 (66.67%) Terraform
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