The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North East region.

Location
3 months to
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 66 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 7 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.87% 1.23% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.51% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 0
Average salary £34,375 £27,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.31% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
578 531 558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 72.07% 81.57% 68.80%
Number of salaries quoted 432 456 451
Average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Test Automation
England

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 10 July 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 +1 7 £34,375 +27.31% 3
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 9 (90.00%) C#
1 9 (90.00%) Software Testing
2 8 (80.00%) Automation Testing
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (60.00%) .NET
5 5 (50.00%) VB
5 5 (50.00%) VB.NET
5 5 (50.00%) HP
5 5 (50.00%) QA
5 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (50.00%) Ranorex
5 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Web Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Scala
7 3 (30.00%) Selenium
7 3 (30.00%) Ruby
7 3 (30.00%) TDD
7 3 (30.00%) Java
7 3 (30.00%) JUnit
7 3 (30.00%) Python
7 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Finance
7 3 (30.00%) Games
7 3 (30.00%) Scrum
7 3 (30.00%) Jenkins

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

For the 6 months to 10 July 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.

Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Ranorex
2 3 (30.00%) JUnit
2 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) RSpec
2 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (30.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
1 3 (30.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Test Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Test Team Leader
3 3 (30.00%) Automation Team Leader
3 3 (30.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Software Testing
2 8 (80.00%) Automation Testing
3 7 (70.00%) Automated Testing
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (30.00%) User Stories
5 3 (30.00%) Web Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) TDD
5 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
6 1 (10.00%) V-Model
6 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) VB
2 5 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (30.00%) Python
3 3 (30.00%) Ruby
3 3 (30.00%) Scala
3 3 (30.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) HP
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Corporate Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Northumberland
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Corporate Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago