Period
to 24 January 2022

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 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North East
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 44 25 26
Rank change year-on-year -19 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 65 70 96
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 4.89% 7.57% 7.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.49% 8.33% 8.17%
Number of salaries quoted 26 55 70
10th Percentile £36,875 £31,550 £29,825
25th Percentile £41,250 £34,000 £31,552
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £42,500 £39,837
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.68% -11.47%
75th Percentile £57,750 £53,125 £54,802
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +5.00%

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 1,185 840 1,175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 89.16% 90.81% 92.67%
Number of salaries quoted 852 702 854
10th Percentile £25,013 £29,525 £25,750
25th Percentile £32,500 £36,063 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +8.43% -2.35%
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £52,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,665
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in the North East over the 6 months to 24 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Tyne and Wear -3 61 £45,000 +5.88% 20
Durham -35 3 £60,000 +33.33% 3
Northumberland - 1 £37,500 -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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 43 (66.15%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (41.54%) Java
2 27 (41.54%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 26 (40.00%) Thought Leadership
4 24 (36.92%) DevOps
5 23 (35.38%) Social Skills
5 23 (35.38%) Linux
6 22 (33.85%) Git (software)
7 20 (30.77%) Oracle
8 19 (29.23%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (29.23%) Selenium
8 19 (29.23%) Public Sector
9 18 (27.69%) Postman
9 18 (27.69%) QA
9 18 (27.69%) Scrum
10 17 (26.15%) Maven
10 17 (26.15%) CI/CD
11 16 (24.62%) JIRA
12 15 (23.08%) BDD
12 15 (23.08%) OpenShift
13 14 (21.54%) Cucumber
13 14 (21.54%) Apigee
13 14 (21.54%) Mercurial
14 13 (20.00%) Azure
14 13 (20.00%) Performance Testing
14 13 (20.00%) Software Testing
14 13 (20.00%) TDD
15 12 (18.46%) JMeter
15 12 (18.46%) Configuration Management
15 12 (18.46%) Jenkins

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 7 (10.77%) Elasticsearch
1 7 (10.77%) JBoss
1 7 (10.77%) nginx
2 3 (4.62%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 15 (23.08%) OpenShift
2 14 (21.54%) Apigee
3 13 (20.00%) Azure
4 11 (16.92%) AWS
5 9 (13.85%) GitHub
6 4 (6.15%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (1.54%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.54%) IaaS
7 1 (1.54%) PaaS
7 1 (1.54%) SaaS
7 1 (1.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) HTTP
1 5 (7.69%) VoIP
2 1 (1.54%) Firewall
2 1 (1.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) Big Data
2 1 (1.54%) MySQL
2 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (33.85%) Git (software)
2 19 (29.23%) Selenium
3 18 (27.69%) Postman
4 17 (26.15%) Maven
5 16 (24.62%) JIRA
6 14 (21.54%) Cucumber
6 14 (21.54%) Mercurial
7 12 (18.46%) Jenkins
7 12 (18.46%) JMeter
7 12 (18.46%) REST Assured
8 11 (16.92%) Bugzilla
9 9 (13.85%) SoapUI
10 8 (12.31%) Subversion
11 7 (10.77%) Artifactory
11 7 (10.77%) SonarQube
11 7 (10.77%) Storybook
12 2 (3.08%) SpecFlow
13 1 (1.54%) Bitbucket
13 1 (1.54%) Gradle
13 1 (1.54%) TestNG
General
1 27 (41.54%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 23 (35.38%) Social Skills
3 19 (29.23%) Public Sector
4 8 (12.31%) Law
5 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
6 3 (4.62%) Banking
6 3 (4.62%) Documentation Skills
6 3 (4.62%) Finance
7 2 (3.08%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (29.23%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (26.15%) Tester
3 12 (18.46%) Developer
4 10 (15.38%) Automation Tester
5 7 (10.77%) Java Developer
5 7 (10.77%) Test Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Senior DevOps
6 6 (9.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Software Tester
7 5 (7.69%) Selenium Tester
7 5 (7.69%) Systems Tester
8 4 (6.15%) Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Functional Test Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Operations Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Senior Cloud Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Senior Operations Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Senior Test Engineer
10 2 (3.08%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.92%) Web Services
2 10 (15.38%) Spring
3 8 (12.31%) Node.js
3 8 (12.31%) SOAP
4 7 (10.77%) JWT
4 7 (10.77%) Kafka
4 7 (10.77%) OAuth
4 7 (10.77%) OAuth2
4 7 (10.77%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 7 (10.77%) React
4 7 (10.77%) Redux
4 7 (10.77%) Spring Boot
4 7 (10.77%) XML
5 4 (6.15%) CSS
5 4 (6.15%) WireMock
6 3 (4.62%) .NET
6 3 (4.62%) YAML
7 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.08%) HTML
7 2 (3.08%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Private Cloud
1 7 (10.77%) SWIFT
2 4 (6.15%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (6.15%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.62%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.08%) NHS
5 1 (1.54%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.54%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (35.38%) Linux
2 11 (16.92%) Windows
3 9 (13.85%) Unix
4 5 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.54%) Android
5 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.54%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (66.15%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (40.00%) Thought Leadership
3 24 (36.92%) DevOps
4 19 (29.23%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (27.69%) Scrum
6 17 (26.15%) CI/CD
7 15 (23.08%) BDD
8 13 (20.00%) Performance Testing
8 13 (20.00%) Software Testing
8 13 (20.00%) TDD
9 12 (18.46%) Configuration Management
9 12 (18.46%) Continuous Deployment
10 11 (16.92%) Defect Management
11 10 (15.38%) Infrastructure Automation
12 9 (13.85%) Computer Science
12 9 (13.85%) Integration Testing
12 9 (13.85%) Manual Testing
12 9 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (13.85%) Waterfall
13 8 (12.31%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (41.54%) Java
2 5 (7.69%) SQL
3 4 (6.15%) C#
4 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.08%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.54%) Kotlin
6 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Degree
2 6 (9.23%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.08%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (27.69%) QA
2 7 (10.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.62%) Accessibility
4 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (16.92%) Docker
2 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (16.92%) HP ALM
2 9 (13.85%) Ansible
2 9 (13.85%) Terraform
3 8 (12.31%) Kibana
3 8 (12.31%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (12.31%) Puppet
4 7 (10.77%) Fluentd
4 7 (10.77%) Prometheus
5 2 (3.08%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (30.77%) Oracle
2 11 (16.92%) HP
3 7 (10.77%) Splunk
4 5 (7.69%) BroadSoft
4 5 (7.69%) Cisco
4 5 (7.69%) IBM
5 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow