Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 63 67
Rank change year-on-year +35 +4 -21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 103 54 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 7.64% 3.59% 3.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.77% 4.26% 4.18%
Number of salaries quoted 98 40 50
North East median annual salary £40,919 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.91% +7.69% -7.75%
10th Percentile £31,600 £30,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,250 £48,200 £40,000
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 1175 1269 1388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.10% 84.43% 88.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1012 1073 1190
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,475 £60,000 £57,500
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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +37 83 £44,000 +25.71% 4
Durham -10 18 £35,000 +16.67% 5
Northumberland - 1 £35,000 -
Teesside - 1 £50,000 - 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 81 (78.64%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (51.46%) Selenium
3 36 (34.95%) C#
4 32 (31.07%) TDD
5 29 (28.16%) Microsoft
6 28 (27.18%) Software Testing
7 27 (26.21%) Jenkins
8 26 (25.24%) .NET
8 26 (25.24%) Web Services
9 25 (24.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (24.27%) Cucumber
10 24 (23.30%) Java
11 23 (22.33%) Oracle
11 23 (22.33%) Case Management
12 22 (21.36%) SDLC
12 22 (21.36%) DevOps
12 22 (21.36%) SOAP
13 21 (20.39%) Validation
13 21 (20.39%) JavaScript
13 21 (20.39%) BDD
13 21 (20.39%) WebDriver
13 21 (20.39%) Git (software)
13 21 (20.39%) Pega
13 21 (20.39%) Test Scripting
14 20 (19.42%) SQL
15 19 (18.45%) Documentum
15 19 (18.45%) GitHub
16 18 (17.48%) Puppet
16 18 (17.48%) REST
16 18 (17.48%) SQL Server

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 19 (18.45%) Documentum
2 12 (11.65%) Tomcat
3 11 (10.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (10.68%) WebLogic
4 6 (5.83%) Confluence
5 5 (4.85%) CMS
6 4 (3.88%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (3.88%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (3.88%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.97%) Apache
7 1 (0.97%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.94%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.97%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (18.45%) GitHub
2 8 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.94%) Office 365
6 1 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) SMS
2 1 (0.97%) DNS
2 1 (0.97%) SAN
2 1 (0.97%) Skype
2 1 (0.97%) SSL
2 1 (0.97%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.48%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.65%) Oracle Database
3 11 (10.68%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (4.85%) Big Data
5 4 (3.88%) MySQL
6 3 (2.91%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.97%) Power BI
8 1 (0.97%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.97%) QlikView
8 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 53 (51.46%) Selenium
2 27 (26.21%) Jenkins
3 25 (24.27%) Cucumber
3 25 (24.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (20.39%) Git (software)
4 21 (20.39%) WebDriver
5 10 (9.71%) JIRA
5 10 (9.71%) SoapUI
6 8 (7.77%) JMeter
7 7 (6.80%) Ranorex
8 6 (5.83%) JUnit
8 6 (5.83%) SpecFlow
9 5 (4.85%) Maven
10 4 (3.88%) Appium
10 4 (3.88%) LoadRunner
10 4 (3.88%) Robot Framework
10 4 (3.88%) TestNG
11 2 (1.94%) Artifactory
11 2 (1.94%) Bitbucket
11 2 (1.94%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (7.77%) Finance
2 6 (5.83%) Advertising
3 2 (1.94%) Electronics
3 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.94%) Retail
4 1 (0.97%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (35.92%) Developer
2 22 (21.36%) Architect
3 20 (19.42%) .NET Developer
4 14 (13.59%) Analyst
5 13 (12.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (12.62%) C# Developer
5 13 (12.62%) Test Engineer
6 12 (11.65%) Test Analyst
7 11 (10.68%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (10.68%) Lead Developer
7 11 (10.68%) Tester
8 9 (8.74%) .NET Software Developer
8 9 (8.74%) Software Developer
9 8 (7.77%) C# Software Developer
10 7 (6.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (6.80%) Lead .NET Developer
10 7 (6.80%) Lead Architect
10 7 (6.80%) QA Analyst
10 7 (6.80%) QA Test Analyst
10 7 (6.80%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (25.24%) .NET
1 26 (25.24%) Web Services
2 22 (21.36%) SOAP
3 18 (17.48%) .NET Framework
3 18 (17.48%) ASP.NET
3 18 (17.48%) REST
4 17 (16.50%) Entity Framework
5 16 (15.53%) Ajax
5 16 (15.53%) HTML
6 15 (14.56%) ASP.NET Web API
6 15 (14.56%) Middleware
7 14 (13.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (11.65%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 11 (10.68%) AngularJS
9 11 (10.68%) HTML5
10 10 (9.71%) CSS
11 9 (8.74%) Gherkin
12 6 (5.83%) React
13 5 (4.85%) jQuery
13 5 (4.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.68%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.88%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.88%) User Experience
4 3 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.94%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.97%) Animation
6 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.77%) Linux
2 6 (5.83%) Windows
3 1 (0.97%) Android
3 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.97%) OpenVMS
3 1 (0.97%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (78.64%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (31.07%) TDD
3 28 (27.18%) Software Testing
4 23 (22.33%) Case Management
5 22 (21.36%) DevOps
5 22 (21.36%) SDLC
6 21 (20.39%) BDD
6 21 (20.39%) Test Scripting
6 21 (20.39%) Validation
7 18 (17.48%) MVC
7 18 (17.48%) Scrum
7 18 (17.48%) Waterfall
8 17 (16.50%) Business Analysis
8 17 (16.50%) Test Strategy
8 17 (16.50%) User Stories
9 16 (15.53%) Build Automation
9 16 (15.53%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (14.56%) TOGAF
11 14 (13.59%) SOA
12 13 (12.62%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (34.95%) C#
2 24 (23.30%) Java
3 21 (20.39%) JavaScript
4 20 (19.42%) SQL
5 11 (10.68%) Ruby
6 6 (5.83%) C++
7 4 (3.88%) PHP
8 3 (2.91%) Python
9 2 (1.94%) C
9 2 (1.94%) VB
10 1 (0.97%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.97%) Groovy
10 1 (0.97%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.97%) Pascal
10 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.97%) Scala
10 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.97%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.97%) XPath
10 1 (0.97%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 18 (17.48%) Degree
1 18 (17.48%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.65%) ISTQB
2 12 (11.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (10.68%) ISEB
4 7 (6.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (5.83%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.94%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.97%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.97%) CIMA
7 1 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.97%) MCP
7 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.53%) QA
2 12 (11.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (11.65%) SLA
3 2 (1.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.97%) Docker
1 1 (0.97%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (17.48%) Puppet
2 14 (13.59%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.97%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (28.16%) Microsoft
2 23 (22.33%) Oracle
3 21 (20.39%) Pega
4 12 (11.65%) EMC
5 4 (3.88%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.94%) Progress
7 1 (0.97%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.97%) Cisco
7 1 (0.97%) HP
7 1 (0.97%) OpenText
7 1 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.97%) VMware