Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > North East
6 months to
22 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 50 24 23
Rank change year-on-year -26 -1 +17
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 57 48 108
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 4.70% 7.16% 9.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.08% 7.79% 9.76%
Number of salaries quoted 38 37 79
10th Percentile £31,025 £28,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,750 £45,000 £39,135
Median % change year-on-year -2.78% +14.99% -13.03%
75th Percentile £49,063 £52,500 £47,750
90th Percentile £53,625 £55,000 £57,820
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 1,121 616 1,106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 92.49% 91.94% 93.73%
Number of salaries quoted 851 538 804
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £26,325
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,373
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £41,625
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.10% +4.06%
75th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,125
England median annual salary £57,500 £56,757 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.31% +8.11% +2.94%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -12 52 £43,750 -2.78% 9
Durham -22 3 £44,500 +36.92% 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 36 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.09%) Social Skills
3 18 (31.58%) Selenium
3 18 (31.58%) Java
4 17 (29.82%) AWS
5 16 (28.07%) Git (software)
5 16 (28.07%) Postman
6 15 (26.32%) Functional Testing
6 15 (26.32%) Degree
6 15 (26.32%) Linux
7 14 (24.56%) DevOps
8 13 (22.81%) Cucumber
8 13 (22.81%) SQL
9 12 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (19.30%) Azure
10 11 (19.30%) Public Sector
10 11 (19.30%) JMeter
10 11 (19.30%) Scrum
10 11 (19.30%) Computer Science
10 11 (19.30%) Software Engineering
10 11 (19.30%) Manual Testing
11 10 (17.54%) Banking
11 10 (17.54%) Software Testing
11 10 (17.54%) JavaScript
11 10 (17.54%) IBM
12 9 (15.79%) Web Services
12 9 (15.79%) Games
12 9 (15.79%) JIRA
12 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared

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 17 (29.82%) AWS
2 11 (19.30%) Azure
3 6 (10.53%) Serverless
4 5 (8.77%) GitHub
4 5 (8.77%) IBM Cloud
5 4 (7.02%) AWS CodePipeline
6 3 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (5.26%) SaaS
7 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.75%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.75%) IaaS
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (1.75%) npm
7 1 (1.75%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.75%) PaaS
7 1 (1.75%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) HTTP
2 4 (7.02%) VoIP
3 1 (1.75%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.75%) Metadata
4 1 (1.75%) Power BI
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (31.58%) Selenium
2 16 (28.07%) Git (software)
2 16 (28.07%) Postman
3 13 (22.81%) Cucumber
4 11 (19.30%) JMeter
5 9 (15.79%) JIRA
6 6 (10.53%) Mercurial
6 6 (10.53%) REST Assured
7 5 (8.77%) Bugzilla
8 4 (7.02%) Cypress.io
8 4 (7.02%) NeoLoad
8 4 (7.02%) Travis CI
9 2 (3.51%) LoadRunner
9 2 (3.51%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.75%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.75%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.75%) Redmine
10 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.75%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (35.09%) Social Skills
2 12 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (19.30%) Public Sector
4 10 (17.54%) Banking
5 9 (15.79%) Games
6 7 (12.28%) Legal
7 6 (10.53%) Finance
8 5 (8.77%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 5 (8.77%) Influencing Skills
8 5 (8.77%) Organisational Skills
8 5 (8.77%) Retail
9 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
10 1 (1.75%) Thai Language
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) Test Engineer
2 10 (17.54%) Test Automation Engineer
2 10 (17.54%) Tester
3 9 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) Functional Test Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 6 (10.53%) Senior DevOps
5 6 (10.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Automation Tester
6 5 (8.77%) Senior Technical Specialist
6 5 (8.77%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
6 5 (8.77%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (7.02%) Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (7.02%) Software Tester
7 4 (7.02%) Systems Tester
8 3 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Cloud Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) Web Services
2 6 (10.53%) Node.js
2 6 (10.53%) REST
2 6 (10.53%) SOAP
3 5 (8.77%) AngularJS
3 5 (8.77%) Middleware
3 5 (8.77%) WireMock
4 4 (7.02%) Jest
4 4 (7.02%) React
4 4 (7.02%) Redux
5 3 (5.26%) CSS
5 3 (5.26%) GraphQL
5 3 (5.26%) TypeORM
6 2 (3.51%) .NET
6 2 (3.51%) Angular 2
6 2 (3.51%) HTML
6 2 (3.51%) NgRx
6 2 (3.51%) RxJS
7 1 (1.75%) Enzyme
7 1 (1.75%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (7.02%) Digital Signage
2 4 (7.02%) Video\Live Streaming
3 3 (5.26%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.32%) Linux
2 6 (10.53%) Unix
2 6 (10.53%) Windows
3 3 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.32%) Functional Testing
3 14 (24.56%) DevOps
4 11 (19.30%) Computer Science
4 11 (19.30%) Manual Testing
4 11 (19.30%) Scrum
4 11 (19.30%) Software Engineering
5 10 (17.54%) Software Testing
6 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (15.79%) Load Testing
7 8 (14.04%) Kanban
7 8 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (12.28%) BDD
8 7 (12.28%) Data Security
8 7 (12.28%) TDD
8 7 (12.28%) Test Scripting
8 7 (12.28%) Web Application Development
9 6 (10.53%) Acceptance Criteria
9 6 (10.53%) Integration Testing
9 6 (10.53%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.58%) Java
2 13 (22.81%) SQL
3 10 (17.54%) JavaScript
4 8 (14.04%) TypeScript
5 5 (8.77%) Java 8
6 4 (7.02%) C#
6 4 (7.02%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.26%) Jython
7 3 (5.26%) Python
8 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.75%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (26.32%) Degree
2 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.26%) ISTQB
6 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) QA
2 6 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (8.77%) Accessibility
4 1 (1.75%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Docker
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) Terraform
2 5 (8.77%) Ansible
2 5 (8.77%) HP ALM
2 5 (8.77%) Puppet
3 4 (7.02%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) IBM
2 5 (8.77%) Atlassian
2 5 (8.77%) HP
2 5 (8.77%) Pega
3 4 (7.02%) BroadSoft
3 4 (7.02%) Cisco
3 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle
4 3 (5.26%) Netlify
5 1 (1.75%) VMware