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

Automated Testing
England > North East
6 months to
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 60 62 24
Rank change year-on-year +2 -38 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 60 42 75
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 3.59% 3.61% 8.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.03% 3.91% 8.84%
Number of salaries quoted 42 40 53
10th Percentile £29,650 £30,500 £29,250
25th Percentile £42,688 £37,063 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +19.44% - +12.50%
75th Percentile £62,500 £50,063 £60,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £56,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +7.84%

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 1,487 1,074 848
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 89.10% 92.35% 92.48%
Number of salaries quoted 997 797 655
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,250 £25,200
25th Percentile £33,786 £33,750 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £51,250
90th Percentile £81,750 £65,000 £62,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.64% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +9 55 £52,500 +16.67% 27
Durham -13 3 - - 3
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 33 (55.00%) Agile
2 28 (46.67%) Software Testing
3 19 (31.67%) Azure
4 17 (28.33%) AWS
4 17 (28.33%) C#
4 17 (28.33%) Finance
5 16 (26.67%) .NET
6 15 (25.00%) Fintech
7 14 (23.33%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (23.33%) Java
7 14 (23.33%) Selenium
7 14 (23.33%) Scrum
8 13 (21.67%) DevOps
8 13 (21.67%) SDET
9 12 (20.00%) Linux
10 11 (18.33%) JavaScript
10 11 (18.33%) Degree
10 11 (18.33%) JIRA
10 11 (18.33%) QA
10 11 (18.33%) Software Engineering
10 11 (18.33%) CI/CD
11 10 (16.67%) TDD
11 10 (16.67%) Git (software)
11 10 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (15.00%) GitHub
12 9 (15.00%) Performance Testing
12 9 (15.00%) Social Skills
13 8 (13.33%) Collaborative Working
13 8 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (13.33%) Computer Science

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 (10.00%) Confluence
2 2 (3.33%) Apache
2 2 (3.33%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 19 (31.67%) Azure
2 17 (28.33%) AWS
3 9 (15.00%) GitHub
4 7 (11.67%) Azure Synapse Analytics
5 6 (10.00%) Microsoft 365
6 5 (8.33%) AWS IoT
6 5 (8.33%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (8.33%) Serverless
7 3 (5.00%) Azure DevOps
8 2 (3.33%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (3.33%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 2 (3.33%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (3.33%) Azure Service Bus
8 2 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (3.33%) Power Platform
9 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.67%) GCP
9 1 (1.67%) IaaS
9 1 (1.67%) PaaS
9 1 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) Bluetooth
1 5 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
1 5 (8.33%) Wireless
1 5 (8.33%) ZigBee
2 2 (3.33%) VPN
3 1 (1.67%) HTTP
3 1 (1.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.33%) Apache Hive
4 2 (3.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.33%) Data Lake
4 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.33%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.33%) KNIME
4 2 (3.33%) Metadata
4 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.33%) MySQL
4 2 (3.33%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.33%) Power BI
4 2 (3.33%) Presto
4 2 (3.33%) Semantic Layer
4 2 (3.33%) Tableau
5 1 (1.67%) Big Data
5 1 (1.67%) Informix
Development Applications
1 14 (23.33%) Selenium
2 11 (18.33%) JIRA
3 10 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 7 (11.67%) Cucumber
4 7 (11.67%) Postman
5 6 (10.00%) GitLab
5 6 (10.00%) JMeter
5 6 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 6 (10.00%) SpecFlow
6 5 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 5 (8.33%) Zephyr
7 4 (6.67%) Bitbucket
8 3 (5.00%) Cypress.io
8 3 (5.00%) Gatling
8 3 (5.00%) Mercurial
8 3 (5.00%) TestNG
9 2 (3.33%) eggPlant
10 1 (1.67%) Android Studio
10 1 (1.67%) Gradle
10 1 (1.67%) NeoLoad
General
1 17 (28.33%) Finance
2 9 (15.00%) Social Skills
3 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.33%) Electronics
3 5 (8.33%) Law
3 5 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.00%) Public Sector
4 3 (5.00%) Retail
5 1 (1.67%) Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (1.67%) Games
5 1 (1.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 1 (1.67%) Social Housing
5 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (20.00%) Developer
2 9 (15.00%) Test Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) .NET Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Firmware Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Software Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Tester
7 4 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (6.67%) QA Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Quality Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) React Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (26.67%) .NET
2 6 (10.00%) GraphQL
2 6 (10.00%) Kafka
2 6 (10.00%) React
3 5 (8.33%) .NET Core
3 5 (8.33%) Qt
3 5 (8.33%) SwiftUI
3 5 (8.33%) Web Services
4 4 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 4 (6.67%) CSS
4 4 (6.67%) Gherkin
4 4 (6.67%) HTML
5 3 (5.00%) Jest
6 2 (3.33%) Apache Beam
6 2 (3.33%) Apache NiFi
6 2 (3.33%) JMS
6 2 (3.33%) Playwright
6 2 (3.33%) REST
6 2 (3.33%) Samza
6 2 (3.33%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.33%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (8.33%) ARM Cortex
2 5 (8.33%) IoT
2 5 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.33%) RISC-V
3 4 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (5.00%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.67%) Life Science
5 1 (1.67%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.67%) NHS
5 1 (1.67%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.67%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Linux
2 7 (11.67%) Android
2 7 (11.67%) Apple iOS
3 5 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (8.33%) FreeRTOS
4 4 (6.67%) Windows
5 3 (5.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (55.00%) Agile
2 28 (46.67%) Software Testing
3 15 (25.00%) Fintech
4 14 (23.33%) Scrum
5 13 (21.67%) DevOps
5 13 (21.67%) SDET
6 11 (18.33%) CI/CD
6 11 (18.33%) Software Engineering
7 10 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (16.67%) TDD
8 9 (15.00%) Performance Testing
9 8 (13.33%) Collaborative Working
9 8 (13.33%) Computer Science
9 8 (13.33%) Microservices
9 8 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (11.67%) Configuration Management
10 7 (11.67%) Open Source
10 7 (11.67%) Regression Testing
10 7 (11.67%) Release Management
11 6 (10.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.33%) C#
2 14 (23.33%) Java
3 11 (18.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (13.33%) Python
4 8 (13.33%) SQL
5 6 (10.00%) Kotlin
5 6 (10.00%) TypeScript
6 5 (8.33%) Apple Swift
6 5 (8.33%) C
6 5 (8.33%) Go
6 5 (8.33%) Lua
7 4 (6.67%) C++
8 3 (5.00%) Scala
9 2 (3.33%) R
9 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) Degree
2 5 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.00%) MCP
4 3 (5.00%) MCSA
4 3 (5.00%) MCSE
4 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.33%) QA
2 3 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.33%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Firmware
2 2 (3.33%) Docker
3 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) Ansible
2 2 (3.33%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.33%) Puppet
3 1 (1.67%) Grafana
3 1 (1.67%) Kibana
3 1 (1.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.67%) Atlassian
2 4 (6.67%) ServiceNow
3 3 (5.00%) FIS
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle
3 3 (5.00%) Wonderware
3 3 (5.00%) WorldPay
4 2 (3.33%) Alteryx
4 2 (3.33%) AVEVA
4 2 (3.33%) Databricks
5 1 (1.67%) BroadSoft
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco
5 1 (1.67%) IBM