Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 58 68
Rank change year-on-year +28 +10 -26
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 104 61 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 7.42% 4.03% 3.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.52% 4.77% 4.21%
Number of salaries quoted 99 42 50
North East median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -7.75%
10th Percentile £28,650 £30,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,250 £47,575 £40,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 1220 1278 1378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.08% 84.41% 88.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1051 1075 1186
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £57,500
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 24 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +37 83 £44,000 +25.71% 10
Durham -5 19 £35,000 +13.82% 2
Northumberland - 1 £35,000 -
Teesside - 1 £50,000 -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 81 (77.88%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (50.96%) Selenium
3 35 (33.65%) C#
4 32 (30.77%) Software Testing
5 29 (27.88%) TDD
6 27 (25.96%) Microsoft
6 27 (25.96%) Jenkins
7 25 (24.04%) Java
7 25 (24.04%) .NET
7 25 (24.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (24.04%) Cucumber
8 24 (23.08%) Oracle
8 24 (23.08%) Web Services
9 23 (22.12%) Test Scripting
9 23 (22.12%) Case Management
10 22 (21.15%) SDLC
10 22 (21.15%) DevOps
10 22 (21.15%) Degree
11 21 (20.19%) Validation
11 21 (20.19%) SOAP
11 21 (20.19%) Git (software)
11 21 (20.19%) Pega
12 20 (19.23%) BDD
12 20 (19.23%) WebDriver
13 19 (18.27%) SQL
13 19 (18.27%) Documentum
13 19 (18.27%) GitHub
14 18 (17.31%) JavaScript
14 18 (17.31%) Puppet
14 18 (17.31%) Waterfall

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 19 (18.27%) Documentum
2 12 (11.54%) Tomcat
3 11 (10.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (10.58%) WebLogic
4 6 (5.77%) Confluence
5 4 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.88%) CMS
7 2 (1.92%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.92%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.96%) Apache
8 1 (0.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.96%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (18.27%) GitHub
2 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.92%) Office 365
6 1 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.92%) SMS
2 1 (0.96%) DNS
2 1 (0.96%) SAN
2 1 (0.96%) Skype
2 1 (0.96%) SSL
2 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 11 (10.58%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (4.81%) Big Data
5 4 (3.85%) MySQL
6 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.96%) Power BI
7 1 (0.96%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.96%) QlikView
7 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 53 (50.96%) Selenium
2 27 (25.96%) Jenkins
3 25 (24.04%) Cucumber
3 25 (24.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (20.19%) Git (software)
5 20 (19.23%) WebDriver
6 12 (11.54%) JIRA
7 10 (9.62%) SoapUI
8 8 (7.69%) JMeter
9 7 (6.73%) Ranorex
10 6 (5.77%) JUnit
10 6 (5.77%) SpecFlow
11 5 (4.81%) Maven
12 4 (3.85%) LoadRunner
12 4 (3.85%) Robot Framework
12 4 (3.85%) TestNG
13 3 (2.88%) Appium
13 3 (2.88%) LabVIEW
14 2 (1.92%) NUnit
14 2 (1.92%) Subversion
General
1 8 (7.69%) Finance
2 4 (3.85%) Advertising
3 3 (2.88%) Electronics
3 3 (2.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.92%) Retail
5 1 (0.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (34.62%) Developer
2 22 (21.15%) Architect
3 20 (19.23%) .NET Developer
4 15 (14.42%) Analyst
5 14 (13.46%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (13.46%) C# Developer
6 13 (12.50%) Test Analyst
6 13 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 13 (12.50%) Tester
7 11 (10.58%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (8.65%) .NET Software Developer
8 9 (8.65%) C# Software Developer
8 9 (8.65%) Lead Developer
8 9 (8.65%) Software Developer
9 8 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (6.73%) Lead Architect
10 7 (6.73%) QA Analyst
10 7 (6.73%) Software Test Engineer
10 7 (6.73%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (24.04%) .NET
2 24 (23.08%) Web Services
3 21 (20.19%) SOAP
4 17 (16.35%) .NET Framework
4 17 (16.35%) ASP.NET
4 17 (16.35%) REST
5 16 (15.38%) Entity Framework
6 15 (14.42%) Ajax
6 15 (14.42%) Middleware
7 14 (13.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (13.46%) ASP.NET Web API
7 14 (13.46%) HTML
8 13 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 11 (10.58%) HTML5
10 9 (8.65%) Gherkin
11 8 (7.69%) AngularJS
11 8 (7.69%) CSS
12 5 (4.81%) XML
13 4 (3.85%) React
13 4 (3.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.58%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.77%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.85%) User Experience
5 3 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.96%) Animation
6 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.62%) Linux
2 8 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (0.96%) Android
3 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.96%) OpenVMS
3 1 (0.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (77.88%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (30.77%) Software Testing
3 29 (27.88%) TDD
4 23 (22.12%) Case Management
4 23 (22.12%) Test Scripting
5 22 (21.15%) DevOps
5 22 (21.15%) SDLC
6 21 (20.19%) Validation
7 20 (19.23%) BDD
8 18 (17.31%) Waterfall
9 17 (16.35%) Business Analysis
9 17 (16.35%) MVC
9 17 (16.35%) Scrum
9 17 (16.35%) Test Strategy
9 17 (16.35%) User Stories
10 16 (15.38%) Build Automation
11 15 (14.42%) TOGAF
12 14 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (13.46%) SOA
13 13 (12.50%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (33.65%) C#
2 25 (24.04%) Java
3 19 (18.27%) SQL
4 18 (17.31%) JavaScript
5 11 (10.58%) Ruby
6 9 (8.65%) C++
7 6 (5.77%) Python
8 3 (2.88%) C
8 3 (2.88%) PHP
8 3 (2.88%) VB
9 1 (0.96%) Groovy
9 1 (0.96%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.96%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.96%) Pascal
9 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.96%) Scala
9 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.96%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.96%) XPath
9 1 (0.96%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 22 (21.15%) Degree
2 18 (17.31%) Security Cleared
3 13 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (11.54%) ISEB
4 12 (11.54%) ISTQB
5 7 (6.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (5.77%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (2.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.96%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.96%) CIMA
9 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.96%) MCP
9 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.42%) QA
2 12 (11.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (11.54%) SLA
3 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) Docker
1 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (17.31%) Puppet
2 14 (13.46%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (25.96%) Microsoft
2 24 (23.08%) Oracle
3 21 (20.19%) Pega
4 12 (11.54%) EMC
5 2 (1.92%) Progress
5 2 (1.92%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.96%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.96%) Cisco
6 1 (0.96%) HP
6 1 (0.96%) OpenText
6 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.96%) VMware