Period
to 19 January 2021

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 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North East
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 26 26
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 71 96 122
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 7.64% 7.62% 9.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.48% 8.23% 9.72%
Number of salaries quoted 65 75 132
Median annual salary £45,000 £39,500 £47,981
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.92% -17.68% +14.46%
10th Percentile £32,200 £28,950 £28,200
90th Percentile £62,500 £66,561 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%

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 837 1,167 1,255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 90.10% 92.62% 94.08%
Number of salaries quoted 699 842 1,007
Median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,843 £66,372
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 19 January 2021.

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 January 2021. 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 +2 45 £45,000 +14.99% 11
Durham +14 24 £51,250 +25.00% 6
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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 36 (50.70%) Java
2 34 (47.89%) Selenium
3 33 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (36.62%) Scrum
5 22 (30.99%) Collaborative Working
6 21 (29.58%) Jenkins
6 21 (29.58%) Test Management
7 20 (28.17%) C#
8 19 (26.76%) DevOps
9 18 (25.35%) Appium
9 18 (25.35%) Test Strategy
9 18 (25.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (25.35%) CFA
10 17 (23.94%) Validation
11 16 (22.54%) Migration
11 16 (22.54%) SQL
12 15 (21.13%) QA
12 15 (21.13%) JavaScript
12 15 (21.13%) System Integration Testing
13 14 (19.72%) SpecFlow
14 12 (16.90%) WebDriver
15 11 (15.49%) SDLC
15 11 (15.49%) .NET
15 11 (15.49%) Software Engineering
16 10 (14.08%) Azure
17 9 (12.68%) AWS
17 9 (12.68%) Git (software)
17 9 (12.68%) Test Scripting
17 9 (12.68%) Configuration Management
17 9 (12.68%) Microsoft

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 4 (5.63%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.08%) Azure
2 9 (12.68%) AWS
3 1 (1.41%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.41%) Office 365
3 1 (1.41%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) NoSQL
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.41%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 34 (47.89%) Selenium
2 21 (29.58%) Jenkins
3 18 (25.35%) Appium
4 14 (19.72%) SpecFlow
5 12 (16.90%) WebDriver
6 9 (12.68%) Git (software)
7 7 (9.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (8.45%) Cucumber
9 5 (7.04%) Cypress.io
9 5 (7.04%) JIRA
9 5 (7.04%) Mercurial
9 5 (7.04%) Subversion
10 4 (5.63%) Postman
10 4 (5.63%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (4.23%) JMeter
11 3 (4.23%) TeamCity
11 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio
12 2 (2.82%) Gatling
12 2 (2.82%) JBehave
12 2 (2.82%) JUnit
General
1 5 (7.04%) Finance
1 5 (7.04%) Public Sector
2 2 (2.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.41%) Back Office
3 1 (1.41%) Front Office
3 1 (1.41%) Games
3 1 (1.41%) Publishing
3 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Developer
2 16 (22.54%) Test Leader
3 14 (19.72%) Automation Test Lead
4 13 (18.31%) Tester
5 8 (11.27%) Analyst
5 8 (11.27%) Test Analyst
6 7 (9.86%) Automation Tester
7 6 (8.45%) Software Engineer
8 5 (7.04%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (7.04%) Software Developer
8 5 (7.04%) Test Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) .NET Developer
9 4 (5.63%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) Java Developer
10 3 (4.23%) C# Developer
10 3 (4.23%) C# Software Developer
10 3 (4.23%) Software Test Engineer
10 3 (4.23%) Software Tester
10 3 (4.23%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.49%) .NET
2 7 (9.86%) CSS
2 7 (9.86%) HTML
3 6 (8.45%) Node.js
4 5 (7.04%) .NET Framework
4 5 (7.04%) AngularJS
4 5 (7.04%) REST
5 4 (5.63%) Gherkin
5 4 (5.63%) RESTful
6 3 (4.23%) .NET Core
6 3 (4.23%) GraphQL
6 3 (4.23%) jQuery
7 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.82%) CSS3
7 2 (2.82%) Entity Framework
7 2 (2.82%) HTML5
7 2 (2.82%) Polymer
8 1 (1.41%) SOAP
8 1 (1.41%) Spring
8 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (7.04%) Algorithms
2 5 (7.04%) Data Structures
3 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.82%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.82%) Linux
2 1 (1.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (36.62%) Scrum
3 22 (30.99%) Collaborative Working
4 21 (29.58%) Test Management
5 19 (26.76%) DevOps
6 18 (25.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (25.35%) Test Strategy
7 17 (23.94%) Validation
8 16 (22.54%) Migration
9 15 (21.13%) System Integration Testing
10 11 (15.49%) SDLC
10 11 (15.49%) Software Engineering
11 9 (12.68%) Configuration Management
11 9 (12.68%) Test Scripting
12 8 (11.27%) BDD
12 8 (11.27%) Continuous Deployment
12 8 (11.27%) OO
12 8 (11.27%) TDD
13 7 (9.86%) API Testing
14 6 (8.45%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 36 (50.70%) Java
2 20 (28.17%) C#
3 16 (22.54%) SQL
4 15 (21.13%) JavaScript
5 7 (9.86%) Python
6 5 (7.04%) Shell Script
6 5 (7.04%) TypeScript
7 4 (5.63%) Jython
8 3 (4.23%) PHP
8 3 (4.23%) Scala
9 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (25.35%) CFA
2 7 (9.86%) Degree
3 4 (5.63%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.23%) ISEB
5 1 (1.41%) HND
5 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) Ansible
2 5 (7.04%) Kubernetes
2 5 (7.04%) Puppet
2 5 (7.04%) Terraform
3 1 (1.41%) Salt
Vendors
1 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.82%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.41%) Avaloq
3 1 (1.41%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.41%) SaltStack