Period
to 18 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 61 65
Rank change year-on-year +36 +4 -23
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 104 55 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 7.72% 3.63% 3.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.86% 4.29% 4.17%
Number of salaries quoted 99 41 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 £31,650 £30,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,250 £48,000 £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 1174 1281 1390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.16% 84.55% 88.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1010 1084 1192
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,725 £25,575 £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 18 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 18 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 +41 84 £44,000 +25.71% 4
Durham -7 18 £35,000 +16.67% 5
Northumberland - 1 £35,000 -
Teesside - 1 £50,000 - 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 82 (78.85%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (50.96%) Selenium
3 37 (35.58%) C#
4 32 (30.77%) TDD
5 29 (27.88%) Software Testing
5 29 (27.88%) Microsoft
6 27 (25.96%) .NET
6 27 (25.96%) Jenkins
7 26 (25.00%) Web Services
7 26 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (24.04%) Cucumber
9 24 (23.08%) Oracle
9 24 (23.08%) Java
10 23 (22.12%) Case Management
11 22 (21.15%) SDLC
11 22 (21.15%) DevOps
11 22 (21.15%) SOAP
12 21 (20.19%) Validation
12 21 (20.19%) JavaScript
12 21 (20.19%) BDD
12 21 (20.19%) WebDriver
12 21 (20.19%) Test Scripting
12 21 (20.19%) Pega
12 21 (20.19%) Git (software)
13 20 (19.23%) SQL
14 19 (18.27%) ASP.NET
14 19 (18.27%) Documentum
14 19 (18.27%) MVC
14 19 (18.27%) .NET Framework
14 19 (18.27%) Degree

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 5 (4.81%) CMS
6 4 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (3.85%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.96%) Apache
7 1 (0.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.96%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (18.27%) GitHub
2 8 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.73%) 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 18 (17.31%) 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 3 (2.88%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.96%) Power BI
8 1 (0.96%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.96%) QlikView
8 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 53 (50.96%) Selenium
2 27 (25.96%) Jenkins
3 26 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (24.04%) Cucumber
5 21 (20.19%) Git (software)
5 21 (20.19%) WebDriver
6 10 (9.62%) JIRA
6 10 (9.62%) SoapUI
7 8 (7.69%) JMeter
8 7 (6.73%) Ranorex
9 6 (5.77%) JUnit
9 6 (5.77%) SpecFlow
10 5 (4.81%) Maven
11 4 (3.85%) Appium
11 4 (3.85%) LoadRunner
11 4 (3.85%) Robot Framework
11 4 (3.85%) TestNG
12 2 (1.92%) Bitbucket
12 2 (1.92%) Jasmine
12 2 (1.92%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (8.65%) Finance
2 6 (5.77%) Advertising
3 2 (1.92%) Electronics
3 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.92%) Retail
4 1 (0.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (36.54%) Developer
2 22 (21.15%) Architect
3 21 (20.19%) .NET Developer
4 14 (13.46%) Analyst
4 14 (13.46%) C# .NET Developer
4 14 (13.46%) C# Developer
5 13 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 12 (11.54%) Test Analyst
7 11 (10.58%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (10.58%) Lead Developer
7 11 (10.58%) Tester
8 10 (9.62%) .NET Software Developer
8 10 (9.62%) Software Developer
9 9 (8.65%) C# Software Developer
10 8 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (6.73%) Lead .NET Developer
11 7 (6.73%) QA Test Analyst
11 7 (6.73%) Software Test Engineer
11 7 (6.73%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.96%) .NET
2 26 (25.00%) Web Services
3 22 (21.15%) SOAP
4 19 (18.27%) .NET Framework
4 19 (18.27%) ASP.NET
5 18 (17.31%) Entity Framework
5 18 (17.31%) REST
6 17 (16.35%) Ajax
7 16 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
7 16 (15.38%) HTML
8 15 (14.42%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (14.42%) Middleware
9 13 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 11 (10.58%) AngularJS
10 11 (10.58%) HTML5
11 10 (9.62%) CSS
12 9 (8.65%) Gherkin
13 6 (5.77%) React
14 5 (4.81%) jQuery
14 5 (4.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.58%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.85%) User Experience
4 3 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.92%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.96%) Animation
6 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.69%) Linux
2 6 (5.77%) 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 82 (78.85%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (30.77%) TDD
3 29 (27.88%) Software Testing
4 23 (22.12%) Case Management
5 22 (21.15%) DevOps
5 22 (21.15%) SDLC
6 21 (20.19%) BDD
6 21 (20.19%) Test Scripting
6 21 (20.19%) Validation
7 19 (18.27%) MVC
8 18 (17.31%) Scrum
8 18 (17.31%) Waterfall
9 17 (16.35%) Business Analysis
9 17 (16.35%) Test Strategy
9 17 (16.35%) User Stories
10 16 (15.38%) Build Automation
10 16 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (14.42%) TOGAF
12 14 (13.46%) SOA
13 13 (12.50%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (35.58%) C#
2 24 (23.08%) Java
3 21 (20.19%) JavaScript
4 20 (19.23%) SQL
5 11 (10.58%) Ruby
6 6 (5.77%) C++
7 4 (3.85%) PHP
8 3 (2.88%) Python
9 2 (1.92%) C
9 2 (1.92%) VB
10 1 (0.96%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.96%) Groovy
10 1 (0.96%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.96%) Pascal
10 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.96%) Scala
10 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.96%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.96%) XPath
10 1 (0.96%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 19 (18.27%) Degree
2 18 (17.31%) Security Cleared
3 12 (11.54%) ISTQB
3 12 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (10.58%) ISEB
5 7 (6.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (5.77%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.92%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.96%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.96%) CIMA
8 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.96%) MCP
8 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.38%) QA
2 12 (11.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (11.54%) SLA
3 2 (1.92%) 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 29 (27.88%) Microsoft
2 24 (23.08%) Oracle
3 21 (20.19%) Pega
4 12 (11.54%) EMC
5 4 (3.85%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.92%) Progress
7 1 (0.96%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.96%) Cisco
7 1 (0.96%) HP
7 1 (0.96%) OpenText
7 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.96%) VMware