The first table below looks at the demand for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 30 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 Tyne and Wear region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 58 58 61
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 7 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.12% 0.95% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.16% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 0
Average salary £29,600 £27,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.62% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
455 432 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 72.57% 82.29% 72.77%
Number of salaries quoted 314 365 329
Average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Automation
North East

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 30 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
Gateshead - 6 £34,375 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 2 £27,250 +0.92% 5
North Shields - 1 £27,500 -
South Shields - 1 £27,500 -
Test Automation
North East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 (81.82%) C#
1 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Automated Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Automation Testing
3 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (54.55%) QA
4 6 (54.55%) .NET
5 5 (45.45%) HP
5 5 (45.45%) VB
5 5 (45.45%) VB.NET
5 5 (45.45%) Ranorex
5 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
5 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
6 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Python
6 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
6 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Java
6 4 (36.36%) JUnit
6 4 (36.36%) Selenium
7 3 (27.27%) Ruby
7 3 (27.27%) TDD
7 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Finance
7 3 (27.27%) Games
7 3 (27.27%) Scrum
7 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
7 3 (27.27%) User Stories

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Ranorex
2 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 4 (36.36%) JUnit
2 4 (36.36%) Selenium
3 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
3 3 (27.27%) RSpec
3 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
3 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
4 1 (9.09%) TestNG
4 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (9.09%) Hudson
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Test Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Team Leader
3 3 (27.27%) Test Team Leader
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Automation Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Development Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) Ajax
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) Flash
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Automated Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Automation Testing
3 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
5 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
6 3 (27.27%) TDD
6 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Scrum
6 3 (27.27%) User Stories
6 3 (27.27%) Web Testing
7 1 (9.09%) V-Model
7 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Stress Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) VB
2 5 (45.45%) VB.NET
3 4 (36.36%) Python
3 4 (36.36%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) Ruby
4 3 (27.27%) Scala
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) Perl
5 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) HP
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