Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North East
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 42 50
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8 +33
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 99 68 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.71% 5.48% 5.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.27% 6.07% 6.18%
Number of salaries quoted 86 65 54
North East median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -2.78% +10.77%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £45,600 £50,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 1,578 1,120 1,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 91.06% 90.32% 88.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,330 1,005 1,014
North East median annual salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% -
10th Percentile £23,125 £22,500 £23,125
90th Percentile £62,500 £52,800 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +7 84 £43,750 +25.00% 20
Durham -2 9 £26,500 -24.29% 2
Teesside - 3 £50,000 -
Northumberland -2 1 £42,500 +30.77% 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 73 (73.74%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (50.51%) SQL
3 49 (49.49%) Java
4 48 (48.48%) Selenium
5 44 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (36.36%) Degree
6 36 (36.36%) C#
7 30 (30.30%) Scrum
8 29 (29.29%) JavaScript
9 27 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 26 (26.26%) Cucumber
10 26 (26.26%) HTML
10 26 (26.26%) .NET
10 26 (26.26%) CSS
10 26 (26.26%) Software Testing
11 25 (25.25%) Ruby
11 25 (25.25%) QA
12 24 (24.24%) Test Strategy
12 24 (24.24%) TDD
13 23 (23.23%) Test Scripting
14 21 (21.21%) ISEB
14 21 (21.21%) SDLC
15 20 (20.20%) Test Management
15 20 (20.20%) Waterfall
16 19 (19.19%) Microsoft
16 19 (19.19%) OO
16 19 (19.19%) Software Engineering
17 18 (18.18%) Oracle
17 18 (18.18%) JUnit
18 17 (17.17%) Open Source

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 6 (6.06%) CMS
1 6 (6.06%) Sitecore CMS
1 6 (6.06%) Umbraco
2 3 (3.03%) Confluence
3 1 (1.01%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.01%) SAS
3 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (2.02%) NuGet
3 2 (2.02%) SaaS
3 2 (2.02%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.12%) NoSQL
2 7 (7.07%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.03%) Big Data
4 2 (2.02%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.02%) RavenDB
4 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.01%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.01%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.01%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.01%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.01%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 48 (48.48%) Selenium
2 27 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (26.26%) Cucumber
4 18 (18.18%) JUnit
5 17 (17.17%) Git (software)
6 16 (16.16%) Subversion
6 16 (16.16%) TestNG
7 14 (14.14%) Jasmine
7 14 (14.14%) Protractor
8 12 (12.12%) Mercurial
9 10 (10.10%) SoapUI
10 8 (8.08%) Jenkins
11 7 (7.07%) WebDriver
12 6 (6.06%) JMeter
13 5 (5.05%) JIRA
13 5 (5.05%) Visual Studio
14 4 (4.04%) LoadRunner
14 4 (4.04%) MSTest
14 4 (4.04%) Ranorex
14 4 (4.04%) Robot Framework
General
1 13 (13.13%) Advertising
2 6 (6.06%) Finance
3 4 (4.04%) Retail
4 2 (2.02%) Automotive
4 2 (2.02%) Games
5 1 (1.01%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (32.32%) Analyst
2 30 (30.30%) Test Analyst
3 28 (28.28%) Developer
4 21 (21.21%) QA Analyst
5 19 (19.19%) QA Test Analyst
6 17 (17.17%) Test Engineer
7 13 (13.13%) Java Developer
8 10 (10.10%) Tester
9 9 (9.09%) Test Leader
10 8 (8.08%) C# Developer
10 8 (8.08%) C# Software Developer
10 8 (8.08%) Software Developer
11 7 (7.07%) Test Automation Engineer
12 6 (6.06%) Software Analyst
12 6 (6.06%) Software Test Analyst
13 5 (5.05%) .NET Developer
13 5 (5.05%) .NET Software Developer
13 5 (5.05%) C# .NET Developer
13 5 (5.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 5 (5.05%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (26.26%) .NET
1 26 (26.26%) CSS
1 26 (26.26%) HTML
2 14 (14.14%) AngularJS
3 11 (11.11%) SOAP
4 10 (10.10%) Web Services
5 9 (9.09%) jQuery
6 8 (8.08%) ASP.NET
6 8 (8.08%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (7.07%) .NET Framework
7 7 (7.07%) React
8 6 (6.06%) Ajax
9 5 (5.05%) CSS3
9 5 (5.05%) Entity Framework
9 5 (5.05%) HTML5
9 5 (5.05%) JSON
9 5 (5.05%) RESTful
10 4 (4.04%) WCF
11 3 (3.03%) REST
11 3 (3.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.12%) Algorithms
1 12 (12.12%) Data Structures
2 5 (5.05%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.04%) User Experience
4 3 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.01%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.01%) Fintech
5 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.01%) Online Gambling
5 1 (1.01%) Robotics
5 1 (1.01%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.06%) Linux
1 6 (6.06%) Windows
2 2 (2.02%) Unix
3 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (73.74%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (30.30%) Scrum
4 26 (26.26%) Software Testing
5 24 (24.24%) TDD
5 24 (24.24%) Test Strategy
6 23 (23.23%) Test Scripting
7 21 (21.21%) SDLC
8 20 (20.20%) Test Management
8 20 (20.20%) Waterfall
9 19 (19.19%) OO
9 19 (19.19%) Software Engineering
10 17 (17.17%) Open Source
11 14 (14.14%) Decision-Making
11 14 (14.14%) Project Planning
12 13 (13.13%) MVC
13 12 (12.12%) Context-Driven Testing
14 11 (11.11%) BDD
14 11 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
15 9 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 50 (50.51%) SQL
2 49 (49.49%) Java
3 36 (36.36%) C#
4 29 (29.29%) JavaScript
5 25 (25.25%) Ruby
6 6 (6.06%) C++
7 5 (5.05%) C
8 4 (4.04%) PHP
9 3 (3.03%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.03%) Python
10 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.01%) Java 8
11 1 (1.01%) Perl
11 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.01%) Scala
11 1 (1.01%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.01%) XPath
Qualifications
1 36 (36.36%) Degree
2 21 (21.21%) ISEB
3 16 (16.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (14.14%) ISEB Practitioner
5 12 (12.12%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.01%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (1.01%) CITP
7 1 (1.01%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (25.25%) QA
2 2 (2.02%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.04%) Puppet
2 1 (1.01%) Ansible
2 1 (1.01%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.01%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.01%) Nagios
2 1 (1.01%) Packer
2 1 (1.01%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (19.19%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.18%) Oracle
3 6 (6.06%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.02%) Pega
4 2 (2.02%) SAP
5 1 (1.01%) Apple
5 1 (1.01%) Capita
5 1 (1.01%) Google
5 1 (1.01%) HP
5 1 (1.01%) New Relic
5 1 (1.01%) Splunk
5 1 (1.01%) Sybase