The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 62 63 57
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 10 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.68% 0.69% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 0.90% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 9
Average salary £32,500 £28,636 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.49% +4.13%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
Test Automation
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
451 446 446
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 75.67% 76.76% 76.63%
Number of salaries quoted 362 390 377
Average salary £37,500 £35,232 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.43% +0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,636 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,700 £46,983
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 6 May 2015. 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 +2 10 £32,500 +13.49% 4
Test Automation
North East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 9 (47.37%) Test Strategy
2 9 (47.37%) Relational Database
3 8 (42.11%) Test Management
3 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (36.84%) Retail Banking
4 7 (36.84%) Online Banking
4 7 (36.84%) Banking
4 7 (36.84%) Retail
4 7 (36.84%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (36.84%) ATM
4 7 (36.84%) RDBMS
4 7 (36.84%) Internet
4 7 (36.84%) Oracle
4 7 (36.84%) TSYS
4 7 (36.84%) Test Planning
5 6 (31.58%) Process Improvement
5 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (31.58%) IVR
5 6 (31.58%) Degree
5 6 (31.58%) Selenium
6 5 (26.32%) TDD
6 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Ruby
6 5 (26.32%) Scrum
6 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 5 (26.32%) Linux
6 5 (26.32%) BDD
7 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
7 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) CMS
1 2 (10.53%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) ATM
1 7 (36.84%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) Relational Database
2 7 (36.84%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (36.84%) RDBMS
3 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.26%) Redis
4 1 (5.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Selenium
2 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
3 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
3 2 (10.53%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (10.53%) JIRA
4 1 (5.26%) WATIR
4 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (5.26%) JMeter
4 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
4 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.26%) Sahi
4 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (36.84%) Banking
1 7 (36.84%) Retail
1 7 (36.84%) Retail Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Analyst
1 11 (57.89%) Test Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Tester
3 4 (21.05%) QA Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) QA Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) QA Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Coordinator
5 2 (10.53%) Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Test Coordinator
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
2 2 (10.53%) SOAP
2 2 (10.53%) WCF
2 2 (10.53%) XML
2 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
2 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (10.53%) HTML5
2 2 (10.53%) Entity Framework
2 2 (10.53%) REST
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.26%) Regular Expression
3 1 (5.26%) JSON
3 1 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Online Banking
2 6 (31.58%) IVR
3 2 (10.53%) Open Source
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Windows
3 2 (10.53%) UNIX
4 1 (5.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Test Strategy
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Test Management
3 7 (36.84%) Test Planning
4 6 (31.58%) Process Improvement
4 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (26.32%) Scrum
5 5 (26.32%) TDD
5 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
5 5 (26.32%) BDD
6 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Programme Management
7 3 (15.79%) System Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Security Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (10.53%) MVC
8 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) Ruby
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.79%) Python
4 2 (10.53%) C#
5 1 (5.26%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle
1 7 (36.84%) TSYS
2 4 (21.05%) Cognizant
3 2 (10.53%) RedDot
3 2 (10.53%) Sitecore
3 2 (10.53%) IBM
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago