Period
to 15 February 2019

The median annual salary for an Automation Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Tyne and Wear during the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Tester
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 88 107 88
Rank change year-on-year +19 -19 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 14 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.28% 0.31% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 0.32% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 13 4 5
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £28,800
90th Percentile £51,500 £45,000 £43,250
North East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Tyne and Wear
Permanent vacancies in Tyne and Wear with a recognized job title 1,024 1,258 991
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.60% 97.67% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 821 1,095 841
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £53,750
North East median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% +6.94% -4.00%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Tyne and Wear

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Salary trend for Automation Tester in Tyne and Wear

Automation Tester
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Automation Tester in Tyne and Wear

Automation Tester
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 Automation Tester within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 15 February 2019. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 14 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Automation Tester
North East

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, Automation Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Tyne and Wear region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (92.86%) Selenium
3 10 (71.43%) Cucumber
3 10 (71.43%) Java
4 8 (57.14%) XML
4 8 (57.14%) Python
4 8 (57.14%) JSON
4 8 (57.14%) Jenkins
4 8 (57.14%) Git (software)
4 8 (57.14%) WebDriver
4 8 (57.14%) Performance Testing
4 8 (57.14%) Unit Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
5 5 (35.71%) C#
5 5 (35.71%) BDD
5 5 (35.71%) JMeter
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) TDD
5 5 (35.71%) OO
5 5 (35.71%) Web Services
5 5 (35.71%) SDET
5 5 (35.71%) DBS Check
5 5 (35.71%) Gatling
5 5 (35.71%) Gherkin
6 3 (21.43%) Travis CI
6 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
6 3 (21.43%) Docker
6 3 (21.43%) Django
6 3 (21.43%) TeamCity

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
Development Applications
1 13 (92.86%) Selenium
2 10 (71.43%) Cucumber
3 8 (57.14%) Git (software)
3 8 (57.14%) Jenkins
3 8 (57.14%) WebDriver
4 5 (35.71%) Gatling
4 5 (35.71%) JMeter
5 3 (21.43%) TeamCity
5 3 (21.43%) Travis CI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) JSON
1 8 (57.14%) XML
2 5 (35.71%) Gherkin
2 5 (35.71%) Web Services
3 3 (21.43%) Django
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Performance Testing
2 8 (57.14%) Unit Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) BDD
3 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
3 5 (35.71%) OO
3 5 (35.71%) SDET
3 5 (35.71%) TDD
3 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) Python
3 5 (35.71%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Docker