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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 58 50 60
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 7 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.39% 0.56% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 0.69% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 4
Average salary £30,000 £36,250 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.24% +16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £35,250 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £35,232 £37,250 £48,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
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
420 290 398
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 83.17% 80.78% 79.28%
Number of salaries quoted 372 232 350
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,100 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 23 January 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
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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 -5 7 £30,000 -17.24% 1
Test Automation
North East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 8 (72.73%) QA
2 7 (63.64%) Performance Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Manual Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Automated Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) Scrum
3 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 5 (45.45%) Python
4 4 (36.36%) System Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Ruby
5 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
5 3 (27.27%) BDD
6 2 (18.18%) Hudson
6 2 (18.18%) REST
6 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
6 2 (18.18%) Line Management
6 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
6 2 (18.18%) Coaching
6 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
6 2 (18.18%) TestNG
6 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
6 2 (18.18%) Image Processing
6 2 (18.18%) Load Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) Hudson
2 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 2 (18.18%) JUnit
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (18.18%) TestNG
2 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Tester
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) QA Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) QA Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) QA Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Software Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) QA Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Test Coordinator
4 2 (18.18%) Development Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Software Development Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Coordinator
5 1 (9.09%) Software Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
1 2 (18.18%) CSS
1 2 (18.18%) SOAP
1 2 (18.18%) Flash
1 2 (18.18%) Ajax
1 2 (18.18%) REST
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) Automated Testing
1 7 (63.64%) Performance Testing
1 7 (63.64%) Manual Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) System Testing
4 3 (27.27%) BDD
4 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (18.18%) Load Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 2 (18.18%) Line Management
5 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 2 (18.18%) Coaching
5 2 (18.18%) Image Processing
5 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
1 5 (45.45%) Python
2 3 (27.27%) Ruby
3 2 (18.18%) Perl
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) QA
2 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
2 2 (18.18%) ISO 9001
2 2 (18.18%) TickIT
2 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 12207
2 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Perforce
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From entry-Level up to £45,000 per annum DOE + benefits
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