Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North East
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 46 63
Rank change year-on-year +14 +17 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 120 58 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 6.97% 4.34% 3.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.87% 5.13% 4.19%
Number of salaries quoted 111 51 37
North East median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11% -12.78%
10th Percentile £26,000 £27,500 £25,400
90th Percentile £64,063 £42,500 £40,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 1,524 1,130 1,265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 88.55% 84.58% 89.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,324 961 1,110
North East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £56,250 £58,935
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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018. 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 +19 92 £42,000 +20.00% 10
Durham +9 21 £28,000 -20.00% 3
Teesside - 4 £50,000 -
Northumberland -3 2 £38,750 +19.23% 2
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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 96 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (52.50%) Selenium
3 47 (39.17%) SQL
4 44 (36.67%) Software Testing
5 41 (34.17%) C#
5 41 (34.17%) Java
6 38 (31.67%) Degree
6 38 (31.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (30.83%) Cucumber
8 34 (28.33%) Test Scripting
9 32 (26.67%) Waterfall
9 32 (26.67%) .NET
10 30 (25.00%) Test Strategy
11 29 (24.17%) Oracle
11 29 (24.17%) TDD
11 29 (24.17%) QA
12 27 (22.50%) Ruby
12 27 (22.50%) JavaScript
13 26 (21.67%) ISEB
13 26 (21.67%) Scrum
13 26 (21.67%) SDLC
14 25 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 25 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (20.83%) Test Management
15 21 (17.50%) Project Planning
15 21 (17.50%) Open Source
16 20 (16.67%) HTML
17 19 (15.83%) Git (software)
18 18 (15.00%) BDD
18 18 (15.00%) ISEB Practitioner

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 11 (9.17%) Documentum
2 7 (5.83%) Confluence
3 4 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.33%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.83%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.83%) CMS
4 1 (0.83%) SAS
4 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.33%) GitHub
2 4 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.50%) SaaS
4 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 6 (5.00%) Big Data
3 5 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.33%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.83%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.83%) MySQL
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.83%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.83%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.83%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 63 (52.50%) Selenium
2 38 (31.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 37 (30.83%) Cucumber
4 19 (15.83%) Git (software)
5 18 (15.00%) Jenkins
6 17 (14.17%) WebDriver
7 15 (12.50%) JUnit
8 14 (11.67%) TestNG
9 12 (10.00%) JIRA
10 11 (9.17%) SoapUI
11 9 (7.50%) Jasmine
11 9 (7.50%) JMeter
12 8 (6.67%) Protractor
13 7 (5.83%) SpecFlow
14 6 (5.00%) Maven
15 5 (4.17%) Appium
15 5 (4.17%) Subversion
16 4 (3.33%) Artifactory
16 4 (3.33%) Bitbucket
16 4 (3.33%) Ranorex
General
1 11 (9.17%) Finance
2 6 (5.00%) Retail
3 3 (2.50%) Advertising
3 3 (2.50%) Electronics
3 3 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.67%) Automotive
5 1 (0.83%) Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Games
Job Titles
1 40 (33.33%) Developer
2 29 (24.17%) Analyst
3 27 (22.50%) Test Analyst
4 22 (18.33%) Test Engineer
5 20 (16.67%) .NET Developer
6 19 (15.83%) QA Analyst
6 19 (15.83%) QA Test Analyst
7 14 (11.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 14 (11.67%) C# Developer
8 13 (10.83%) Architect
9 9 (7.50%) .NET Software Developer
9 9 (7.50%) C# Software Developer
9 9 (7.50%) Software Developer
9 9 (7.50%) Software Test Engineer
9 9 (7.50%) Test Leader
9 9 (7.50%) Tester
10 8 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 8 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (26.67%) .NET
2 20 (16.67%) HTML
3 15 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 15 (12.50%) SOAP
4 14 (11.67%) .NET Framework
4 14 (11.67%) Ajax
4 14 (11.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (11.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 14 (11.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 14 (11.67%) CSS
4 14 (11.67%) Entity Framework
5 11 (9.17%) Web Services
6 10 (8.33%) REST
7 9 (7.50%) AngularJS
8 8 (6.67%) HTML5
9 7 (5.83%) Middleware
10 6 (5.00%) Gherkin
10 6 (5.00%) RESTful
11 5 (4.17%) React
11 5 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.83%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.67%) User Experience
3 7 (5.83%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.50%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.50%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.83%) Animation
7 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.50%) Windows
2 7 (5.83%) Linux
3 1 (0.83%) Android
3 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.83%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (36.67%) Software Testing
3 34 (28.33%) Test Scripting
4 32 (26.67%) Waterfall
5 30 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 29 (24.17%) TDD
7 26 (21.67%) Scrum
7 26 (21.67%) SDLC
8 25 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (20.83%) Test Management
9 21 (17.50%) Open Source
9 21 (17.50%) Project Planning
10 18 (15.00%) BDD
11 17 (14.17%) DevOps
12 16 (13.33%) User Stories
13 15 (12.50%) Case Management
14 14 (11.67%) MVC
15 13 (10.83%) Software Engineering
16 12 (10.00%) Validation
17 11 (9.17%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 47 (39.17%) SQL
2 41 (34.17%) C#
2 41 (34.17%) Java
3 27 (22.50%) JavaScript
3 27 (22.50%) Ruby
4 10 (8.33%) C++
5 6 (5.00%) C
5 6 (5.00%) Python
6 5 (4.17%) PHP
7 3 (2.50%) VB
8 1 (0.83%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.83%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.83%) Scala
8 1 (0.83%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.83%) XPath
Qualifications
1 38 (31.67%) Degree
2 26 (21.67%) ISEB
3 25 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (15.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 17 (14.17%) ISTQB
6 9 (7.50%) Security Cleared
7 7 (5.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (2.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 2 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.83%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.83%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (24.17%) QA
2 4 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (3.33%) SLA
3 2 (1.67%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (1.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (10.00%) Puppet
2 7 (5.83%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (24.17%) Oracle
2 15 (12.50%) Pega
3 14 (11.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.33%) EMC
5 2 (1.67%) Progress
5 2 (1.67%) SAP
6 1 (0.83%) Apple
6 1 (0.83%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.83%) Capita
6 1 (0.83%) HP
6 1 (0.83%) OpenText
6 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com