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 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
Test Automation
England / North East
Rank 63 59 72
Rank change year-on-year -4 +13  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 7 19 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.12% 2.94% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 3.28% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 4
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £33,866
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% -11.41%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,000 £38,570
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation 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%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

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 3 months to 26 March 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 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 +15 6 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Northumberland - 1 £32,500 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Java
2 10 (50.00%) Selenium
3 9 (45.00%) QA
4 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 6 (30.00%) TDD
5 6 (30.00%) NHS
5 6 (30.00%) Performance Testing
5 6 (30.00%) User Stories
5 6 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
6 4 (20.00%) SQL
6 4 (20.00%) Scrum
6 4 (20.00%) C#
6 4 (20.00%) OO
6 4 (20.00%) .NET
6 4 (20.00%) ATDD
6 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Process Improvement
6 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 4 (20.00%) SDLC
6 4 (20.00%) Functional Programming
6 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
7 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
7 2 (10.00%) WCAG
7 2 (10.00%) JIRA
7 2 (10.00%) Data Management

Test Automation
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:

Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (10.00%) Gatling
3 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (10.00%) JIRA
3 2 (10.00%) JMeter
3 2 (10.00%) JUnit
3 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (10.00%) RSpec
3 2 (10.00%) Xcode
4 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (10.00%) Games
1 2 (10.00%) Law
1 2 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Analyst
2 12 (60.00%) Test Analyst
3 10 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 10 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
3 10 (50.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
3 10 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (25.00%) Software Analyst
4 5 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Project Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Tester
6 2 (10.00%) Java Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) QA Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) SAP Manager
6 2 (10.00%) SAP Test Manager
6 2 (10.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (10.00%) Software Tester
6 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Java Automation Tester
7 1 (5.00%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) SOAP
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) WPF
2 2 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
1 6 (30.00%) NHS
2 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.00%) iPad
2 2 (10.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Android
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
1 2 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (30.00%) Performance Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (30.00%) TDD
3 6 (30.00%) User Stories
4 4 (20.00%) ATDD
4 4 (20.00%) Functional Programming
4 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (20.00%) OO
4 4 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 4 (20.00%) Scrum
4 4 (20.00%) SDLC
4 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (10.00%) Coaching
5 2 (10.00%) Data Management
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) C#
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) PHP
3 2 (10.00%) Python
3 2 (10.00%) Ruby
3 2 (10.00%) Scala
3 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) HP
1 2 (10.00%) IBM
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle
1 2 (10.00%) SAP
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago