The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 48 52 69
Rank change year-on-year +4 +17  
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 8 16 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.78% 3.29% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 3.64% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 8 15 4
Median salary £35,000 £43,500 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.54% +32.82%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,400 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £41,800 £48,000 £36,850
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Automated Testing 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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 383 439 496
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 85.30% 90.14% 87.48%
Number of salaries quoted 353 385 432
Median salary £37,062 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.34% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,158
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £61,215 £57,650
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Tyne and Wear

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Tyne and Wear.

Salary trend for Automated Testing in Tyne and Wear

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automated Testing in Tyne and Wear

Automated Testing
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 7 £35,000 -20.90% 1
Automated Testing
North East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Selenium
2 9 (75.00%) Data Protection
2 9 (75.00%) WebDriver
3 7 (58.33%) Mobile App
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) Games
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) Python
5 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) HTML
5 2 (16.67%) JUnit
5 2 (16.67%) CSS
5 2 (16.67%) Ruby
5 2 (16.67%) WCAG
5 2 (16.67%) RSpec
5 2 (16.67%) Scala
5 2 (16.67%) TeamCity
5 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Web Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 2 (16.67%) GitHub
5 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (16.67%) User Stories
5 2 (16.67%) Cucumber

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 2 (16.67%) GitHub
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Selenium
1 9 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (16.67%) JUnit
2 2 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (16.67%) RSpec
2 2 (16.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 7 (58.33%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Java Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (8.33%) CSS3
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) J2EE
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) JSON
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) RESTful
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (16.67%) Front End Development
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) User Stories
4 2 (16.67%) Web Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Game Development
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) OO
5 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) Ruby
2 2 (16.67%) Scala
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) WCAG
2 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) New Relic