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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 63 54 57
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 3 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.55% 1.61% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 2.16% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 1
Average salary £28,636 £31,250 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.36% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
406 464 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 74.50% 74.84% 71.99%
Number of salaries quoted 360 399 317
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 3 £28,636 -8.36%
Test Automation
North East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (83.33%) Scrum
1 5 (83.33%) Automated Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
1 5 (83.33%) QA
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) Games
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (50.00%) User Stories
3 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) JUnit
3 3 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 3 (50.00%) Web Testing
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (50.00%) Ruby
3 3 (50.00%) Scala
3 3 (50.00%) RSpec
3 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) V-Model
5 1 (16.67%) Security Testing

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) RSpec
2 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (50.00%) JUnit
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Games
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Scrum
1 5 (83.33%) Automated Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) Web Testing
3 3 (50.00%) User Stories
3 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
5 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) V-Model
5 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) Python
1 3 (50.00%) Ruby
1 3 (50.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA