The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 59 64 49
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 3 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.69% 0.76% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.80% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 1
Average salary £31,500 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +18.46%
Automation Tester
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
425 497 349
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 98.15% 94.67% 98.59%
Number of salaries quoted 372 429 288
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Tester in the job title across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the Tyne and Wear region.

Automation Tester Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

Automation Tester
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 9 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
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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
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 3 £31,500 +5.00%
Automation Tester
North East

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title.

1 4 (66.67%) QA
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) V-Model
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) QA Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) RESTful
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (16.67%) Node.js
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) JUnit
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) QA Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) V-Model
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA