The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
England / North East
Rank 63 61 75
Rank change year-on-year -2 +14  
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 7 17 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.12% 2.63% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 2.93% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 7 16 5
Median salary £35,000 £39,375 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +19.31%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £32,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,400 £48,000 £39,400
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 544 580 615
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.32% 89.64% 87.23%
Number of salaries quoted 498 493 530
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £61,215 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in the North East

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing in the North East.

Salary trend for Automated Testing in the North East

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in the North East over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automated Testing in the North East

Automated Testing
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +5 7 £35,000 -19.54% 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Selenium
2 9 (75.00%) Data Protection
2 9 (75.00%) WebDriver
3 7 (58.33%) Mobile App
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) Games
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) Python
5 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) HTML
5 2 (16.67%) JUnit
5 2 (16.67%) CSS
5 2 (16.67%) Ruby
5 2 (16.67%) WCAG
5 2 (16.67%) RSpec
5 2 (16.67%) Scala
5 2 (16.67%) TeamCity
5 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Web Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 2 (16.67%) GitHub
5 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (16.67%) User Stories
5 2 (16.67%) Cucumber

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) GitHub
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Selenium
1 9 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (16.67%) JUnit
2 2 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (16.67%) RSpec
2 2 (16.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 7 (58.33%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Java Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Java Automation Tester
5 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Full Stack Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (8.33%) CSS3
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) J2EE
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) JSON
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) RESTful
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (16.67%) Front End Development
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) User Stories
4 2 (16.67%) Web Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Game Development
5 1 (8.33%) OO
5 1 (8.33%) OOD
5 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) Ruby
2 2 (16.67%) Scala
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) WCAG
2 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) New Relic