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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 52 56
Rank change year-on-year +23 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 32 26 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 9.30% 4.43% 3.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.53% 5.22% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 29 24 17
Median salary £35,000 £40,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.58% +15.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,125 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,800 £48,000 £40,800
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation 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 304 498 460
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 88.37% 84.84% 84.56%
Number of salaries quoted 267 439 369
Median salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 +24 27 £35,000 -22.22% 10
Gateshead +10 3 £38,500 +6.94% 1
Test Automation
North East

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 46 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (53.85%) Selenium
3 21 (40.38%) Java
4 19 (36.54%) TDD
5 17 (32.69%) JavaScript
5 17 (32.69%) WebDriver
6 15 (28.85%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (28.85%) Scrum
7 14 (26.92%) BDD
8 13 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 13 (25.00%) Web Services
8 13 (25.00%) QA
9 12 (23.08%) C#
9 12 (23.08%) HTML
9 12 (23.08%) CSS
9 12 (23.08%) Cucumber
10 11 (21.15%) SDLC
11 10 (19.23%) AngularJS
11 10 (19.23%) Git (software)
11 10 (19.23%) SQL
11 10 (19.23%) .NET
12 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
12 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
12 9 (17.31%) Jenkins
13 8 (15.38%) Mobile App
13 8 (15.38%) REST
13 8 (15.38%) Ajax
13 8 (15.38%) SOAP
13 8 (15.38%) Oracle
14 7 (13.46%) SQL Server

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 5 (9.62%) CMS
2 4 (7.69%) Documentum
2 4 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 4 (7.69%) Umbraco
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (5.77%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.85%) Confluence
5 1 (1.92%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.77%) GitHub
3 2 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.92%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) MySQL
3 3 (5.77%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (53.85%) Selenium
2 17 (32.69%) WebDriver
3 12 (23.08%) Cucumber
4 10 (19.23%) Git (software)
5 9 (17.31%) Jenkins
6 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (5.77%) Grunt
7 3 (5.77%) gulp
7 3 (5.77%) Maven
7 3 (5.77%) SonarQube
8 2 (3.85%) CircleCI
8 2 (3.85%) Gatling
8 2 (3.85%) Gradle
8 2 (3.85%) JUnit
8 2 (3.85%) Ranorex
8 2 (3.85%) RSpec
8 2 (3.85%) Subversion
8 2 (3.85%) Xcode
9 1 (1.92%) PHPUnit
9 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (13.46%) Advertising
2 3 (5.77%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Analyst
1 15 (28.85%) Test Analyst
2 13 (25.00%) Developer
3 8 (15.38%) Tester
4 7 (13.46%) Automation Test Analyst
4 7 (13.46%) QA Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Test Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Automation Tester
5 6 (11.54%) Java Developer
5 6 (11.54%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Architect
7 4 (7.69%) QA Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Software Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (5.77%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.00%) Web Services
2 12 (23.08%) CSS
2 12 (23.08%) HTML
3 10 (19.23%) .NET
3 10 (19.23%) AngularJS
4 8 (15.38%) Ajax
4 8 (15.38%) REST
4 8 (15.38%) SOAP
5 7 (13.46%) HTML5
6 6 (11.54%) jQuery
6 6 (11.54%) JSON
7 5 (9.62%) .NET Framework
7 5 (9.62%) ASP.NET
7 5 (9.62%) Entity Framework
7 5 (9.62%) Middleware
7 5 (9.62%) Node.js
8 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (7.69%) React
9 3 (5.77%) Backbone.js
9 3 (5.77%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.77%) NHS
3 2 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.85%) iPad
3 2 (3.85%) iPhone
4 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Linux
2 2 (3.85%) Android
2 2 (3.85%) Unix
2 2 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (36.54%) TDD
3 15 (28.85%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (28.85%) Scrum
4 14 (26.92%) BDD
5 13 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 11 (21.15%) SDLC
7 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
8 7 (13.46%) Front End Development
8 7 (13.46%) Functional Testing
8 7 (13.46%) Regression Testing
9 6 (11.54%) Data Protection
9 6 (11.54%) DevOps
9 6 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (11.54%) Test Strategy
10 5 (9.62%) Microservices
10 5 (9.62%) MVC
10 5 (9.62%) SOA
10 5 (9.62%) User Stories
10 5 (9.62%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 21 (40.38%) Java
2 17 (32.69%) JavaScript
3 12 (23.08%) C#
4 10 (19.23%) SQL
5 7 (13.46%) PHP
6 6 (11.54%) Python
7 5 (9.62%) Ruby
8 4 (7.69%) Scala
9 1 (1.92%) C++
9 1 (1.92%) Jython
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) Degree
2 4 (7.69%) ISEB
3 3 (5.77%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (25.00%) QA
2 4 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (7.69%) SLA
3 2 (3.85%) WCAG
4 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Puppet
2 3 (5.77%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.38%) Oracle
3 4 (7.69%) EMC
3 4 (7.69%) Pega
3 4 (7.69%) Sitecore
4 3 (5.77%) Cognizant
4 3 (5.77%) Perforce
5 1 (1.92%) ILOG
Newcastle upon Tyne
FRG Technology Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Remote Working, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Converted Media
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum (DOE)
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £45,000 per annum Competitive salary plus benefits & b
Posted: 13 days ago
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
Condeco Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Services
Salary: £66500 - £71500
Posted: 23 days ago