Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North East
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 38 50
Rank change year-on-year +4 +12 +26
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 96 67 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 6.16% 5.90% 5.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.70% 6.38% 6.20%
Number of salaries quoted 92 63 64
North East median annual salary £48,500 £37,500 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.33% +6.38% +0.71%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,875
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,250 £50,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 1,433 1,050 1,322
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 91.98% 92.51% 87.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,173 907 1,155
North East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% -5.00%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £60,250 £56,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -6 90 £48,500 +21.25% 8
Durham +4 5 £40,000 +14.29% 10
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 59 (61.46%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (40.63%) Java
3 35 (36.46%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (32.29%) Selenium
5 30 (31.25%) SQL
6 29 (30.21%) Software Engineering
7 28 (29.17%) Scrum
7 28 (29.17%) OO
8 27 (28.13%) C#
8 27 (28.13%) TDD
8 27 (28.13%) Degree
8 27 (28.13%) Git (software)
9 26 (27.08%) Microsoft
10 20 (20.83%) .NET
10 20 (20.83%) Mentoring
11 19 (19.79%) Non-Functional Testing
11 19 (19.79%) BDD
11 19 (19.79%) JavaScript
11 19 (19.79%) Subversion
12 18 (18.75%) CSS
12 18 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
13 17 (17.71%) HTML
13 17 (17.71%) Configuration Management
14 16 (16.67%) Mercurial
14 16 (16.67%) NoSQL
14 16 (16.67%) Cucumber
14 16 (16.67%) DevOps
14 16 (16.67%) Data Structures
14 16 (16.67%) Algorithms
14 16 (16.67%) Decision-Making

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 8 (8.33%) CMS
1 8 (8.33%) Umbraco
2 7 (7.29%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.08%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.04%) Confluence
4 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.04%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.21%) Datadog
4 2 (2.08%) NuGet
5 1 (1.04%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.04%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 8 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.25%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (2.08%) RavenDB
5 1 (1.04%) MySQL
5 1 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (32.29%) Selenium
2 27 (28.13%) Git (software)
3 19 (19.79%) Subversion
4 16 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 16 (16.67%) Mercurial
5 11 (11.46%) JMeter
5 11 (11.46%) LoadRunner
5 11 (11.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (10.42%) Jenkins
7 9 (9.38%) SoapUI
8 8 (8.33%) Visual Studio
9 7 (7.29%) Gatling
10 6 (6.25%) Jasmine
10 6 (6.25%) Protractor
10 6 (6.25%) TeamCity
10 6 (6.25%) WebDriver
11 5 (5.21%) JUnit
11 5 (5.21%) TestNG
12 4 (4.17%) MSTest
12 4 (4.17%) Robot Framework
General
1 13 (13.54%) Advertising
2 7 (7.29%) Finance
3 3 (3.13%) Automotive
3 3 (3.13%) Retail
4 2 (2.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 30 (31.25%) Developer
2 25 (26.04%) Analyst
3 23 (23.96%) Test Analyst
4 17 (17.71%) Java Developer
5 15 (15.63%) Test Engineer
6 12 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (10.42%) Test Automation Engineer
7 10 (10.42%) Tester
8 9 (9.38%) C# Developer
8 9 (9.38%) C# Software Developer
8 9 (9.38%) QA Analyst
8 9 (9.38%) Software Developer
9 8 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
9 8 (8.33%) Technical Leader
10 7 (7.29%) .NET Developer
10 7 (7.29%) QA Test Analyst
10 7 (7.29%) Test Leader
11 6 (6.25%) Lead Test Analyst
11 6 (6.25%) Software Analyst
11 6 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.83%) .NET
2 18 (18.75%) CSS
3 17 (17.71%) HTML
4 12 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 12 (12.50%) Web Services
5 10 (10.42%) .NET Framework
5 10 (10.42%) jQuery
6 9 (9.38%) Gherkin
6 9 (9.38%) React
7 8 (8.33%) ASP.NET
7 8 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (7.29%) SOAP
9 5 (5.21%) Ajax
9 5 (5.21%) CSS3
9 5 (5.21%) Entity Framework
9 5 (5.21%) HTML5
9 5 (5.21%) Spring
9 5 (5.21%) WCF
10 4 (4.17%) Angular 2
10 4 (4.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.67%) Algorithms
1 16 (16.67%) Data Structures
2 6 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.21%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (5.21%) Private Cloud
4 4 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.08%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.04%) Fintech
6 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.04%) Online Gambling
6 1 (1.04%) Robotics
6 1 (1.04%) Social Gaming
6 1 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.25%) Windows
2 4 (4.17%) Linux
3 2 (2.08%) Unix
3 2 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (61.46%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (36.46%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (30.21%) Software Engineering
4 28 (29.17%) OO
4 28 (29.17%) Scrum
5 27 (28.13%) TDD
6 20 (20.83%) Mentoring
7 19 (19.79%) BDD
7 19 (19.79%) Non-Functional Testing
8 17 (17.71%) Configuration Management
9 16 (16.67%) Decision-Making
9 16 (16.67%) DevOps
10 15 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (14.58%) SDLC
12 13 (13.54%) MVC
13 11 (11.46%) Coaching
13 11 (11.46%) Software Testing
14 10 (10.42%) Test Scripting
15 9 (9.38%) Open Source
16 8 (8.33%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (40.63%) Java
2 30 (31.25%) SQL
3 27 (28.13%) C#
4 19 (19.79%) JavaScript
5 12 (12.50%) Ruby
6 10 (10.42%) C++
6 10 (10.42%) Python
7 9 (9.38%) C
7 9 (9.38%) PowerShell
8 6 (6.25%) Bash Shell
8 6 (6.25%) Perl
9 3 (3.13%) PHP
9 3 (3.13%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.08%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.04%) ES6
11 1 (1.04%) Groovy
11 1 (1.04%) Java 8
11 1 (1.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (28.13%) Degree
2 6 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.21%) ISEB
4 2 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.08%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.04%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.04%) CITP
5 1 (1.04%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.42%) QA
System Software
1 13 (13.54%) Docker
2 2 (2.08%) Firmware
3 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.04%) KVM
3 1 (1.04%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (12.50%) Ansible
1 12 (12.50%) Puppet
2 11 (11.46%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (6.25%) Kubernetes
3 6 (6.25%) Nagios
3 6 (6.25%) Packer
3 6 (6.25%) Terraform
4 5 (5.21%) Docker Swarm
4 5 (5.21%) Mesos
5 1 (1.04%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 26 (27.08%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.29%) Sitecore
3 6 (6.25%) New Relic
3 6 (6.25%) Splunk
4 5 (5.21%) Oracle
5 3 (3.13%) NVIDIA
6 1 (1.04%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.04%) HP
6 1 (1.04%) Sybase
6 1 (1.04%) VMware
6 1 (1.04%) Zend