Period
to 21 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 21 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North East
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 48 66
Rank change year-on-year +11 +18 -10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 70 73 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 6.09% 4.81% 3.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.97% 5.60% 4.23%
Number of salaries quoted 66 60 45
North East median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% - +1.45%
10th Percentile £27,875 £30,000 £25,100
90th Percentile £70,250 £50,000 £40,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1005 1303 1324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.39% 85.84% 86.71%
Number of salaries quoted 851 1147 1106
North East median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £23,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £62,500 £55,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in the North East

Test Automation
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in the North East

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in the North East over the 6 months to 21 September 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in the North East

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the North East region over the 6 months to 21 September 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +20 57 £40,000 +14.29% 8
Durham -9 13 £35,000 -2.10% 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 56 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (58.57%) Selenium
3 26 (37.14%) Java
4 24 (34.29%) Web Services
5 23 (32.86%) Microsoft
5 23 (32.86%) TDD
6 20 (28.57%) BDD
6 20 (28.57%) Jenkins
7 19 (27.14%) Git (software)
7 19 (27.14%) JavaScript
8 18 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (24.29%) Cucumber
9 17 (24.29%) SQL Server
10 16 (22.86%) SOAP
10 16 (22.86%) Test Scripting
10 16 (22.86%) QA
10 16 (22.86%) Business Analysis
11 15 (21.43%) REST
11 15 (21.43%) WebDriver
11 15 (21.43%) Validation
11 15 (21.43%) GitHub
11 15 (21.43%) DevOps
11 15 (21.43%) Case Management
12 14 (20.00%) Oracle
12 14 (20.00%) Documentum
12 14 (20.00%) Security Cleared
12 14 (20.00%) Pega
12 14 (20.00%) Puppet
12 14 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
13 13 (18.57%) Middleware

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 14 (20.00%) Documentum
2 12 (17.14%) Tomcat
3 11 (15.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (15.71%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.71%) CMS
4 4 (5.71%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (5.71%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.86%) Confluence
6 1 (1.43%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.86%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 15 (21.43%) GitHub
2 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.86%) npm
4 2 (2.86%) SaaS
5 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) SMS
1 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.43%) DNS
2 1 (1.43%) HTTP
2 1 (1.43%) SAN
2 1 (1.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (24.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.71%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (5.71%) MySQL
4 3 (4.29%) Big Data
4 3 (4.29%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.43%) Power BI
6 1 (1.43%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (1.43%) QlikView
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 41 (58.57%) Selenium
2 20 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 19 (27.14%) Git (software)
4 17 (24.29%) Cucumber
5 15 (21.43%) WebDriver
6 5 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (5.71%) JUnit
7 4 (5.71%) Ranorex
8 3 (4.29%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.86%) CircleCI
9 2 (2.86%) Gatling
9 2 (2.86%) Grunt
9 2 (2.86%) gulp
9 2 (2.86%) HP UFT
9 2 (2.86%) JIRA
9 2 (2.86%) Maven
9 2 (2.86%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (2.86%) SonarQube
9 2 (2.86%) Subversion
10 1 (1.43%) Protractor
General
1 7 (10.00%) Advertising
2 4 (5.71%) Finance
3 1 (1.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (21.43%) Analyst
2 14 (20.00%) Architect
2 14 (20.00%) Developer
2 14 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 14 (20.00%) Tester
3 11 (15.71%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (8.57%) QA Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Automation Tester
5 5 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 5 (7.14%) Lead Developer
5 5 (7.14%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) QA Tester
6 4 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Software Tester
7 3 (4.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (34.29%) Web Services
2 16 (22.86%) SOAP
3 15 (21.43%) REST
4 13 (18.57%) Middleware
5 11 (15.71%) CSS
5 11 (15.71%) HTML
6 10 (14.29%) AngularJS
7 8 (11.43%) .NET
7 8 (11.43%) Gherkin
8 7 (10.00%) .NET Framework
8 7 (10.00%) Ajax
9 6 (8.57%) ASP.NET
9 6 (8.57%) Entity Framework
9 6 (8.57%) HTML5
9 6 (8.57%) jQuery
10 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (5.71%) JSON
10 4 (5.71%) React
11 3 (4.29%) Apache Cordova
11 3 (4.29%) HTML5 Canvas
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.86%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.86%) Linux
2 4 (5.71%) Windows
3 2 (2.86%) Unix
4 1 (1.43%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (32.86%) TDD
3 20 (28.57%) BDD
4 18 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (22.86%) Business Analysis
5 16 (22.86%) Test Scripting
6 15 (21.43%) Case Management
6 15 (21.43%) DevOps
6 15 (21.43%) Validation
7 14 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 13 (18.57%) Build Automation
8 13 (18.57%) Scrum
8 13 (18.57%) SDLC
8 13 (18.57%) SOA
8 13 (18.57%) TOGAF
9 12 (17.14%) Data Management
9 12 (17.14%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 12 (17.14%) Quality Management
9 12 (17.14%) Risk Management
9 12 (17.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.14%) Java
2 19 (27.14%) JavaScript
3 13 (18.57%) C#
4 7 (10.00%) SQL
5 5 (7.14%) PHP
6 4 (5.71%) C++
6 4 (5.71%) Python
7 3 (4.29%) Ruby
8 2 (2.86%) Scala
9 1 (1.43%) Clojure
9 1 (1.43%) Groovy
9 1 (1.43%) Jython
9 1 (1.43%) Pascal
9 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.43%) XPath
9 1 (1.43%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 14 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.00%) Degree
2 7 (10.00%) ISEB
3 6 (8.57%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) CIMA
5 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.86%) QA
2 12 (17.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (17.14%) SLA
3 2 (2.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Docker
2 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (20.00%) Puppet
2 12 (17.14%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (32.86%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.00%) Oracle
2 14 (20.00%) Pega
3 12 (17.14%) EMC
4 4 (5.71%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.86%) Cognizant
5 2 (2.86%) Perforce
6 1 (1.43%) Cisco
6 1 (1.43%) Google
6 1 (1.43%) ILOG
6 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.43%) VMware