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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England / North East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 49 61
Rank change year-on-year +13 +12  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 39 36 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 6.91% 4.38% 3.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.62% 5.16% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 37 33 22
Median salary £35,000 £36,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.10% +7.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,250 £56,000 £41,125
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 512 698 652
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 90.78% 85.02% 84.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1724 2417 2239
Median salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,250 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +23 31 £37,500 +4.16% 11
Durham -6 8 £34,750 -8.55% 4
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 60 (89.55%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (50.75%) Selenium
3 33 (49.25%) Java
4 24 (35.82%) TDD
4 24 (35.82%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (29.85%) JavaScript
5 20 (29.85%) Web Services
6 19 (28.36%) QA
6 19 (28.36%) WebDriver
7 17 (25.37%) Test Strategy
8 16 (23.88%) BDD
9 15 (22.39%) Scrum
10 14 (20.90%) C#
10 14 (20.90%) HTML
10 14 (20.90%) CSS
10 14 (20.90%) Cucumber
11 13 (19.40%) Test Scripting
11 13 (19.40%) Git (software)
12 12 (17.91%) Functional Testing
12 12 (17.91%) Regression Testing
13 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
13 11 (16.42%) User Stories
13 11 (16.42%) SDLC
13 11 (16.42%) Manual Testing
14 10 (14.93%) Jenkins
14 10 (14.93%) AngularJS
14 10 (14.93%) .NET
14 10 (14.93%) Business Analysis
14 10 (14.93%) Ruby
15 9 (13.43%) SQL

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 5 (7.46%) CMS
1 5 (7.46%) Documentum
1 5 (7.46%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (5.97%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (5.97%) Umbraco
2 4 (5.97%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.99%) Confluence
4 1 (1.49%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.97%) GitHub
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) HTTP
1 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) MySQL
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.48%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (50.75%) Selenium
2 19 (28.36%) WebDriver
3 14 (20.90%) Cucumber
4 13 (19.40%) Git (software)
5 10 (14.93%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.97%) JUnit
6 4 (5.97%) RSpec
6 4 (5.97%) Subversion
6 4 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (4.48%) Grunt
7 3 (4.48%) gulp
7 3 (4.48%) Maven
7 3 (4.48%) SonarQube
8 2 (2.99%) CircleCI
8 2 (2.99%) Gatling
8 2 (2.99%) Gradle
8 2 (2.99%) PhantomJS
8 2 (2.99%) Ranorex
8 2 (2.99%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (1.49%) Appium
General
1 7 (10.45%) Advertising
2 4 (5.97%) Finance
3 2 (2.99%) Games
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (26.87%) Analyst
2 17 (25.37%) Test Analyst
3 16 (23.88%) Tester
4 15 (22.39%) Developer
5 8 (11.94%) Java Developer
6 7 (10.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 7 (10.45%) QA Engineer
6 7 (10.45%) QA Tester
6 7 (10.45%) Test Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) Automation Tester
7 6 (8.96%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 6 (8.96%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (8.96%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (8.96%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (7.46%) Architect
8 5 (7.46%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (5.97%) QA Automation Engineer
9 4 (5.97%) Software Analyst
9 4 (5.97%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (29.85%) Web Services
2 14 (20.90%) CSS
2 14 (20.90%) HTML
3 10 (14.93%) .NET
3 10 (14.93%) AngularJS
4 9 (13.43%) REST
4 9 (13.43%) SOAP
5 8 (11.94%) Ajax
6 7 (10.45%) HTML5
7 6 (8.96%) .NET Framework
7 6 (8.96%) jQuery
7 6 (8.96%) JSON
7 6 (8.96%) Middleware
8 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET
8 5 (7.46%) Entity Framework
8 5 (7.46%) Gherkin
8 5 (7.46%) Node.js
9 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (5.97%) React
10 3 (4.48%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.48%) NHS
3 2 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.49%) iPad
4 1 (1.49%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.96%) Linux
2 3 (4.48%) Windows
3 2 (2.99%) Unix
4 1 (1.49%) Android
4 1 (1.49%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (89.55%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (35.82%) Continuous Integration
2 24 (35.82%) TDD
3 17 (25.37%) Test Strategy
4 16 (23.88%) BDD
5 15 (22.39%) Scrum
6 13 (19.40%) Test Scripting
7 12 (17.91%) Functional Testing
7 12 (17.91%) Regression Testing
8 11 (16.42%) Manual Testing
8 11 (16.42%) SDLC
8 11 (16.42%) User Stories
9 10 (14.93%) Business Analysis
10 9 (13.43%) Validation
11 8 (11.94%) Software Testing
11 8 (11.94%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (10.45%) DevOps
12 7 (10.45%) Project Management
12 7 (10.45%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (10.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 33 (49.25%) Java
2 20 (29.85%) JavaScript
3 14 (20.90%) C#
4 10 (14.93%) Ruby
5 9 (13.43%) SQL
6 6 (8.96%) PHP
6 6 (8.96%) Python
7 4 (5.97%) Scala
8 2 (2.99%) C++
8 2 (2.99%) Clojure
9 1 (1.49%) Jython
9 1 (1.49%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.46%) Degree
3 4 (5.97%) ISEB
4 3 (4.48%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (28.36%) QA
2 5 (7.46%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (7.46%) SLA
3 2 (2.99%) WCAG
4 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) Puppet
2 4 (5.97%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.94%) Oracle
3 5 (7.46%) EMC
3 5 (7.46%) Pega
4 4 (5.97%) Sitecore
5 3 (4.48%) Cognizant
5 3 (4.48%) Perforce
6 1 (1.49%) Google
6 1 (1.49%) ILOG
Northumberland
Oscar
Salary: £24000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle upon Tyne
FRG Technology Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Remote Working, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £45,000 per annum Competitive salary plus benefits & b
Posted: 15 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Converted Media
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum (DOE)
Posted: 5 days ago
Darlington
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
Condeco Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Services
Salary: £66500 - £71500
Posted: 25 days ago