Period
to 27 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 40 56
Rank change year-on-year 0 +16 +21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 83 55 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 6.07% 6.45% 5.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.65% 7.28% 5.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67 52 45
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -2.78% +10.77%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,500 £47,350 £50,000
North East median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -2.78% +10.77%

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,248 756 862
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 91.23% 88.63% 88.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,056 679 756
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £41,625 £36,750 £35,539
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.27% +3.41% -5.23%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £50,250 £56,875
North East median annual salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Tyne and Wear

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Tyne and Wear

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Tyne and Wear

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 27 May 2018. 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 +3 78 £42,000 +20.00% 19
Gateshead -19 4 £39,750 +3.25% 1
Sunderland -9 1 £45,000 +73.08% 2
Test Automation
North East

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 64 (77.11%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (54.22%) SQL
3 41 (49.40%) Selenium
4 40 (48.19%) Java
5 35 (42.17%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (37.35%) C#
7 27 (32.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (30.12%) Software Testing
8 25 (30.12%) Degree
9 24 (28.92%) QA
9 24 (28.92%) .NET
9 24 (28.92%) Cucumber
10 23 (27.71%) Test Strategy
10 23 (27.71%) Ruby
10 23 (27.71%) Scrum
11 22 (26.51%) Test Scripting
12 21 (25.30%) HTML
12 21 (25.30%) CSS
13 20 (24.10%) JavaScript
13 20 (24.10%) TDD
13 20 (24.10%) Test Management
13 20 (24.10%) Waterfall
14 18 (21.69%) OO
14 18 (21.69%) Microsoft
14 18 (21.69%) ISEB
14 18 (21.69%) SDLC
15 16 (19.28%) Oracle
15 16 (19.28%) Software Engineering
16 15 (18.07%) Subversion
17 14 (16.87%) ISEB Practitioner

Test Automation
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 6 (7.23%) CMS
1 6 (7.23%) Sitecore CMS
1 6 (7.23%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.20%) Confluence
2 1 (1.20%) SAS
2 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.64%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.41%) Tricentis Tosca
3 1 (1.20%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.46%) NoSQL
2 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.61%) Big Data
4 2 (2.41%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.20%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.20%) RavenDB
5 1 (1.20%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.20%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 41 (49.40%) Selenium
2 27 (32.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (28.92%) Cucumber
4 15 (18.07%) Subversion
5 14 (16.87%) Git (software)
6 13 (15.66%) JUnit
7 12 (14.46%) Jasmine
7 12 (14.46%) Mercurial
7 12 (14.46%) Protractor
8 11 (13.25%) TestNG
9 10 (12.05%) SoapUI
10 6 (7.23%) WebDriver
11 5 (6.02%) Jenkins
12 4 (4.82%) JMeter
12 4 (4.82%) LoadRunner
12 4 (4.82%) MSTest
12 4 (4.82%) Ranorex
12 4 (4.82%) Robot Framework
12 4 (4.82%) Visual Studio
13 3 (3.61%) JIRA
General
1 12 (14.46%) Advertising
2 6 (7.23%) Finance
3 2 (2.41%) Automotive
3 2 (2.41%) Games
4 1 (1.20%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (33.73%) Analyst
2 26 (31.33%) Developer
2 26 (31.33%) Test Analyst
3 21 (25.30%) QA Analyst
4 19 (22.89%) QA Test Analyst
5 13 (15.66%) Java Developer
6 11 (13.25%) Test Engineer
7 10 (12.05%) Tester
8 9 (10.84%) Test Leader
9 8 (9.64%) C# Developer
9 8 (9.64%) C# Software Developer
9 8 (9.64%) Software Developer
10 6 (7.23%) Software Analyst
10 6 (7.23%) Software Test Analyst
11 5 (6.02%) .NET Developer
11 5 (6.02%) .NET Software Developer
11 5 (6.02%) ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (6.02%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (6.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (6.02%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (28.92%) .NET
2 21 (25.30%) CSS
2 21 (25.30%) HTML
3 10 (12.05%) Web Services
4 9 (10.84%) AngularJS
4 9 (10.84%) jQuery
4 9 (10.84%) SOAP
5 8 (9.64%) ASP.NET
5 8 (9.64%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (8.43%) .NET Framework
7 6 (7.23%) Ajax
8 5 (6.02%) CSS3
8 5 (6.02%) Entity Framework
8 5 (6.02%) HTML5
9 4 (4.82%) JSON
9 4 (4.82%) React
9 4 (4.82%) WCF
10 3 (3.61%) REST
10 3 (3.61%) Spring
11 2 (2.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) Algorithms
1 12 (14.46%) Data Structures
2 4 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.20%) Fintech
5 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.20%) Online Gambling
5 1 (1.20%) Social Gaming
5 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.61%) Linux
2 2 (2.41%) Windows
3 1 (1.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (77.11%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (42.17%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (30.12%) Software Testing
4 23 (27.71%) Scrum
4 23 (27.71%) Test Strategy
5 22 (26.51%) Test Scripting
6 20 (24.10%) TDD
6 20 (24.10%) Test Management
6 20 (24.10%) Waterfall
7 18 (21.69%) OO
7 18 (21.69%) SDLC
8 16 (19.28%) Software Engineering
9 14 (16.87%) Decision-Making
9 14 (16.87%) Project Planning
10 13 (15.66%) MVC
11 11 (13.25%) BDD
11 11 (13.25%) Non-Functional Testing
11 11 (13.25%) Open Source
12 10 (12.05%) Context-Driven Testing
13 6 (7.23%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (54.22%) SQL
2 40 (48.19%) Java
3 31 (37.35%) C#
4 23 (27.71%) Ruby
5 20 (24.10%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.61%) PHP
6 3 (3.61%) Python
7 2 (2.41%) C
7 2 (2.41%) C++
7 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.20%) Java 8
8 1 (1.20%) Perl
8 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.20%) Scala
8 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (30.12%) Degree
2 18 (21.69%) ISEB
3 14 (16.87%) ISEB Practitioner
3 14 (16.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (9.64%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.20%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.20%) CITP
6 1 (1.20%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (28.92%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) Ansible
1 1 (1.20%) HP ALM
1 1 (1.20%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.20%) Nagios
1 1 (1.20%) Packer
1 1 (1.20%) Puppet
1 1 (1.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (21.69%) Microsoft
2 16 (19.28%) Oracle
3 6 (7.23%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.41%) Pega
4 2 (2.41%) SAP
5 1 (1.20%) Apple
5 1 (1.20%) Capita
5 1 (1.20%) Google
5 1 (1.20%) HP
5 1 (1.20%) New Relic
5 1 (1.20%) Splunk
5 1 (1.20%) Sybase