The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Testing
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 65 71
Rank change year-on-year +15 +6  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 10 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 2.20% 0.81% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 0.90% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 1
Median salary £38,750 £31,250 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.00% +17.92%  
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50%  

Automation 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 391 445 496
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 85.93% 89.72% 87.32%
Number of salaries quoted 356 390 432
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £61,215 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Tyne and Wear

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Salary trend for Automation Testing in Tyne and Wear

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Testing in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Testing in Tyne and Wear

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 30 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 +17 9 £37,500 +20.00% 1
Automation Testing
North East

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (83.33%) Selenium
3 8 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 8 (66.67%) Cucumber
4 7 (58.33%) TDD
4 7 (58.33%) Java
5 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (41.67%) C#
7 4 (33.33%) Ruby
7 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 4 (33.33%) BDD
8 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
8 3 (25.00%) Python
8 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 3 (25.00%) .NET
9 2 (16.67%) JUnit
9 2 (16.67%) Games
9 2 (16.67%) WCAG
9 2 (16.67%) QA
9 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
9 2 (16.67%) Microservices
9 2 (16.67%) User Stories
9 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
9 2 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
9 2 (16.67%) Front End Development
9 2 (16.67%) Web Testing
9 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
9 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
9 2 (16.67%) Test Automation

Automation Testing
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 1 (8.33%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) Selenium
2 8 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 8 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (16.67%) JUnit
4 2 (16.67%) RSpec
5 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (16.67%) Games
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 6 (50.00%) Tester
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Java Automation Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Java Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Web Applications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
3 1 (8.33%) J2EE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) TDD
3 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (33.33%) BDD
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
6 2 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (16.67%) Front End Development
6 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Microservices
6 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 2 (16.67%) User Stories
6 2 (16.67%) Web Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Scrum
7 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) Ruby
4 3 (25.00%) Python
5 2 (16.67%) Scala
6 1 (8.33%) Jython
6 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
1 2 (16.67%) WCAG
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago