The median annual salary for a Automation Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Tyne and Wear during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 51 61 72
Rank change year-on-year +10 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 5 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.11% 1.44% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.49% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 1
Median salary £40,000 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £35,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +19.71% -8.97%  

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

IT Job Roles
Tyne and Wear
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 429 470 553
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 95.55% 96.51% 97.53%
Number of salaries quoted 395 411 473
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

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
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 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 +6 5 £40,000 +33.33% 4
Automation Tester
North East

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Automation Tester job roles required the following IT 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 featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) TDD
1 6 (85.71%) Cucumber
1 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
2 5 (71.43%) Automation Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) Ruby
4 3 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 2 (28.57%) BDD
5 2 (28.57%) QA
5 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
5 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
6 1 (14.29%) User Stories
6 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
6 1 (14.29%) QARun
6 1 (14.29%) QADirector
6 1 (14.29%) Puppet
6 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
6 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
6 1 (14.29%) Test Automation

Automation Tester Skill Set
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:

Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Cucumber
1 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
4 1 (14.29%) JBehave
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) JUnit
4 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 1 (14.29%) QADirector
4 1 (14.29%) QARun
4 1 (14.29%) RSpec
General
1 1 (14.29%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 5 (71.43%) Automation Testing
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Ruby
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Tomorrow People
Posted: 6 days ago