Period
to 13 June 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 13 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North East
6 months to
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 53 25 23
Rank change year-on-year -28 -2 +21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 45 77 113
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 3.82% 7.76% 9.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.19% 8.39% 9.67%
Number of salaries quoted 42 49 89
10th Percentile £30,679 £28,750 £28,750
25th Percentile £32,875 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year - +8.43% -1.19%
75th Percentile £51,563 £60,000 £48,000
90th Percentile £58,500 £75,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

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 1,074 918 1,168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 91.25% 92.54% 93.14%
Number of salaries quoted 784 674 881
10th Percentile £28,500 £24,750 £25,750
25th Percentile £33,750 £31,813 £31,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £50,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,175 £62,500
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 13 June 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 13 June 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 -27 39 £45,000 -10.00% 9
Durham 0 4 £36,500 +12.31% 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 13 June 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 34 (75.56%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.11%) Java
2 14 (31.11%) SQL
3 12 (26.67%) Scrum
3 12 (26.67%) Selenium
3 12 (26.67%) Azure
3 12 (26.67%) DevOps
4 11 (24.44%) Linux
5 10 (22.22%) .NET
6 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 9 (20.00%) C#
6 9 (20.00%) TDD
6 9 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 9 (20.00%) QA
6 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (20.00%) Microservices
7 8 (17.78%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (17.78%) Public Sector
7 8 (17.78%) REST
7 8 (17.78%) AWS
8 7 (15.56%) JMeter
8 7 (15.56%) Finance
8 7 (15.56%) Web Services
8 7 (15.56%) Cucumber
8 7 (15.56%) Load Testing
8 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (15.56%) SDLC
9 6 (13.33%) Ansible
9 6 (13.33%) Task Automation
9 6 (13.33%) Social Skills

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:

Cloud Services
1 12 (26.67%) Azure
2 8 (17.78%) AWS
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.22%) BrowserStack
3 1 (2.22%) GitHub
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (2.22%) NuGet
3 1 (2.22%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.22%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.22%) Power BI
3 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (26.67%) Selenium
2 7 (15.56%) Cucumber
2 7 (15.56%) JMeter
3 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
4 5 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
5 4 (8.89%) NeoLoad
5 4 (8.89%) Postman
5 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio
6 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.44%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.22%) Appium
8 1 (2.22%) Chocolatey
8 1 (2.22%) GitLab
8 1 (2.22%) JIRA
8 1 (2.22%) Mercurial
8 1 (2.22%) SonarQube
8 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.22%) Travis CI
General
1 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.78%) Public Sector
3 7 (15.56%) Finance
4 6 (13.33%) Banking
4 6 (13.33%) Games
4 6 (13.33%) Social Skills
5 5 (11.11%) Influencing Skills
5 5 (11.11%) Legal
5 5 (11.11%) Organisational Skills
6 1 (2.22%) Thai Language
Job Titles
1 9 (20.00%) Developer
2 8 (17.78%) Test Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Tester
4 6 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Automation Tester
4 6 (13.33%) Test Automation Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 5 (11.11%) Senior Technical Specialist
5 5 (11.11%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
5 5 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (8.89%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Functional Test Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Azure Developer
7 3 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Platform Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Senior .NET Software Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Senior C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) .NET
2 8 (17.78%) REST
3 7 (15.56%) Web Services
4 5 (11.11%) Middleware
4 5 (11.11%) SOAP
5 4 (8.89%) .NET Framework
6 3 (6.67%) .NET Core
6 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 3 (6.67%) Gherkin
6 3 (6.67%) GraphQL
6 3 (6.67%) Node.js
7 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.22%) RESTful
7 1 (2.22%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (24.44%) Linux
2 6 (13.33%) Unix
3 1 (2.22%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (75.56%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.67%) DevOps
2 12 (26.67%) Scrum
3 9 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 9 (20.00%) Microservices
3 9 (20.00%) TDD
4 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (15.56%) Load Testing
4 7 (15.56%) SDLC
5 6 (13.33%) Task Automation
6 5 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
6 5 (11.11%) Kanban
6 5 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 5 (11.11%) Migration
6 5 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (11.11%) Refactoring
6 5 (11.11%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 5 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 5 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) Java
1 14 (31.11%) SQL
2 9 (20.00%) C#
2 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.33%) Python
4 5 (11.11%) Java 8
4 5 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 4 (8.89%) Jython
5 4 (8.89%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.22%) Groovy
6 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.44%) Degree
3 2 (4.44%) ISEB
4 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.22%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) Accessibility
3 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Ansible
1 6 (13.33%) Puppet
2 5 (11.11%) Terraform
3 4 (8.89%) Kubernetes
4 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.22%) HP Fortify
5 1 (2.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Atlassian
1 5 (11.11%) IBM
1 5 (11.11%) Pega
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) Databricks
3 1 (2.22%) SaltStack
3 1 (2.22%) Veracode
3 1 (2.22%) VMware