Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North East
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 27 62
Rank change year-on-year -5 +35 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 98 104 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 6.96% 7.72% 3.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.45% 8.52% 4.22%
Number of salaries quoted 111 99 41
North East median annual salary £48,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,650 £30,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,250 £48,000
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 1,315 1,221 1,302
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 93.33% 90.58% 85.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,058 1,054 1,104
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,250 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £59,625
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 2018. 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 -11 92 £48,500 +10.23% 39
Durham +2 4 £32,750 -6.43% 3
Northumberland +9 1 £30,000 -14.29% 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 48 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (47.96%) Java
3 39 (39.80%) Software Engineering
4 37 (37.76%) Git (software)
5 34 (34.69%) Selenium
5 34 (34.69%) SQL
6 31 (31.63%) Degree
7 29 (29.59%) Mentoring
8 26 (26.53%) NoSQL
8 26 (26.53%) OO
9 24 (24.49%) DevOps
10 23 (23.47%) Cucumber
10 23 (23.47%) Configuration Management
10 23 (23.47%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (21.43%) Python
11 21 (21.43%) Docker
12 20 (20.41%) Ansible
12 20 (20.41%) Puppet
13 19 (19.39%) TDD
13 19 (19.39%) BDD
13 19 (19.39%) Opscode Chef
14 18 (18.37%) Gherkin
14 18 (18.37%) Subversion
14 18 (18.37%) C#
15 17 (17.35%) Scrum
16 16 (16.33%) QA
16 16 (16.33%) Amazon AWS
16 16 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
16 16 (16.33%) Decision-Making
17 15 (15.31%) Data Structures

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 2 (2.04%) CMS
1 2 (2.04%) NServiceBus
1 2 (2.04%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.02%) Confluence
2 1 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.02%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.33%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (11.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.12%) Datadog
4 1 (1.02%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.02%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (26.53%) NoSQL
2 6 (6.12%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (2.04%) MySQL
3 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.02%) RavenDB
4 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 37 (37.76%) Git (software)
2 34 (34.69%) Selenium
3 23 (23.47%) Cucumber
4 18 (18.37%) Subversion
5 15 (15.31%) Mercurial
6 12 (12.24%) Gatling
6 12 (12.24%) Jenkins
6 12 (12.24%) JMeter
7 10 (10.20%) LoadRunner
8 7 (7.14%) JIRA
9 6 (6.12%) TeamCity
10 4 (4.08%) Visual Studio
11 3 (3.06%) WebDriver
12 2 (2.04%) Jasmine
12 2 (2.04%) JUnit
12 2 (2.04%) TestNG
13 1 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
13 1 (1.02%) Protractor
13 1 (1.02%) Selenium IDE
13 1 (1.02%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (14.29%) Finance
2 7 (7.14%) Automotive
3 3 (3.06%) Retail
4 2 (2.04%) Advertising
4 2 (2.04%) Marketing
5 1 (1.02%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (31.63%) Developer
2 20 (20.41%) Java Developer
3 19 (19.39%) DevOps Engineer
4 16 (16.33%) Analyst
4 16 (16.33%) Software Engineer
4 16 (16.33%) Test Analyst
5 14 (14.29%) Test Engineer
6 12 (12.24%) Test Automation Engineer
6 12 (12.24%) Tester
7 11 (11.22%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (7.14%) Automation Tester
8 7 (7.14%) Developer in Test
9 5 (5.10%) Test Automation Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Python Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Python Software Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Software Developer
11 3 (3.06%) .NET Developer
11 3 (3.06%) Azure Engineer
11 3 (3.06%) QA Tester
11 3 (3.06%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.37%) Gherkin
2 15 (15.31%) Node.js
3 14 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 14 (14.29%) CSS
4 13 (13.27%) HTML
5 10 (10.20%) React
6 9 (9.18%) RESTful
7 7 (7.14%) .NET
8 6 (6.12%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 6 (6.12%) Web Services
9 5 (5.10%) JSON
9 5 (5.10%) Spring
10 4 (4.08%) .NET Framework
11 3 (3.06%) Angular 2
11 3 (3.06%) Vue.js
12 2 (2.04%) XML
13 1 (1.02%) Ajax
13 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
13 1 (1.02%) Hibernate
13 1 (1.02%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.31%) Algorithms
1 15 (15.31%) Data Structures
2 6 (6.12%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.10%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.04%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.04%) User Experience
6 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.02%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.12%) Windows
2 5 (5.10%) Linux
3 2 (2.04%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.02%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.02%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (39.80%) Software Engineering
3 29 (29.59%) Mentoring
4 26 (26.53%) OO
5 24 (24.49%) DevOps
6 23 (23.47%) Configuration Management
6 23 (23.47%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (19.39%) BDD
7 19 (19.39%) TDD
8 17 (17.35%) Scrum
9 16 (16.33%) Decision-Making
9 16 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (14.29%) Analytics
11 13 (13.27%) Data Analytics
11 13 (13.27%) Non-Functional Testing
11 13 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (12.24%) Exploratory Testing
13 10 (10.20%) MVC
14 9 (9.18%) Open Source
15 8 (8.16%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 47 (47.96%) Java
2 34 (34.69%) SQL
3 21 (21.43%) Python
4 18 (18.37%) C#
5 14 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 10 (10.20%) C++
7 8 (8.16%) C
7 8 (8.16%) PowerShell
8 7 (7.14%) Ruby
9 6 (6.12%) Bash Shell
9 6 (6.12%) Perl
10 3 (3.06%) Java 8
10 3 (3.06%) PHP
11 2 (2.04%) MATLAB
11 2 (2.04%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.02%) ES6
12 1 (1.02%) Groovy
12 1 (1.02%) Scala
12 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (31.63%) Degree
2 2 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.04%) DBS Check
2 2 (2.04%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.02%) ISEB
3 1 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.33%) QA
System Software
1 21 (21.43%) Docker
2 2 (2.04%) Firmware
3 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.02%) KVM
3 1 (1.02%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.02%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (20.41%) Ansible
1 20 (20.41%) Puppet
2 19 (19.39%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (13.27%) Docker Swarm
3 13 (13.27%) Mesos
4 6 (6.12%) Kubernetes
4 6 (6.12%) Nagios
4 6 (6.12%) Packer
4 6 (6.12%) Terraform
5 1 (1.02%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 14 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.12%) New Relic
2 6 (6.12%) Splunk
3 4 (4.08%) NVIDIA
4 1 (1.02%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.02%) HP
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle
4 1 (1.02%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.02%) VMware
4 1 (1.02%) Zend