The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 68 50 61
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +11
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 2 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.34% 0.93% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 1.10% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 5
Average salary £38,750 £41,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.06% +26.92%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
Automation Testing
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
489 364 386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 83.02% 84.45% 78.62%
Number of salaries quoted 413 305 338
Average salary £39,250 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.64% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Automation Testing Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

Automation Testing
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 Testing within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 24 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 2 £38,750 -6.06%
Automation Testing
North East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing Automation Testing 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 Automation Testing.

1 9 (90.00%) Selenium
2 8 (80.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (80.00%) LoadRunner
3 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (60.00%) Java
5 5 (50.00%) C#
5 5 (50.00%) SQL
5 5 (50.00%) VB
5 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
5 5 (50.00%) UNIX
5 5 (50.00%) Windows
5 5 (50.00%) Linux
5 5 (50.00%) Facilita Forecast
6 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
8 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (20.00%) QA
8 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
9 1 (10.00%) OO
9 1 (10.00%) Python
9 1 (10.00%) CRM
9 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
9 1 (10.00%) HTTP
9 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
9 1 (10.00%) MVC
9 1 (10.00%) Finance
9 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
9 1 (10.00%) Ruby
9 1 (10.00%) LINQ

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing Automation Testing 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Selenium
2 8 (80.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (80.00%) LoadRunner
3 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (50.00%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
1 6 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Tester
3 4 (40.00%) Automation Tester
4 3 (30.00%) Performance Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) LINQ
1 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) UNIX
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft