Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 56 55
Rank change year-on-year +35 -1 -19
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 83 49 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 8.65% 4.18% 4.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.10% 5.00% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 78 32 36
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £44,000 £35,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.71% -1.41% +0.76%
10th Percentile £32,350 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,250 £49,800 £40,000
North East median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -7.75%

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 822 980 883
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 85.71% 83.55% 88.92%
Number of salaries quoted 721 808 755
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £64,063 £60,000 £57,500
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +19 57 £51,250 +46.43% 8
Gateshead - 23 £40,000 - 2
Sunderland -5 2 £22,500 -
Test Automation
North East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 67 (80.72%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (56.63%) Selenium
3 33 (39.76%) C#
4 27 (32.53%) Software Testing
5 26 (31.33%) Microsoft
6 24 (28.92%) Jenkins
7 23 (27.71%) .NET
7 23 (27.71%) Oracle
7 23 (27.71%) TDD
7 23 (27.71%) Case Management
8 22 (26.51%) Cucumber
8 22 (26.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (25.30%) Pega
9 21 (25.30%) DevOps
10 19 (22.89%) GitHub
10 19 (22.89%) Documentum
10 19 (22.89%) Web Services
11 18 (21.69%) Validation
11 18 (21.69%) Test Scripting
12 17 (20.48%) Puppet
12 17 (20.48%) WebDriver
12 17 (20.48%) SDLC
13 16 (19.28%) BDD
13 16 (19.28%) REST
13 16 (19.28%) Build Automation
13 16 (19.28%) Git (software)
13 16 (19.28%) MVC
13 16 (19.28%) SOAP
13 16 (19.28%) SQL Server
13 16 (19.28%) ASP.NET

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 19 (22.89%) Documentum
2 12 (14.46%) Tomcat
3 11 (13.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (13.25%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.82%) Confluence
5 3 (3.61%) CMS
5 3 (3.61%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (3.61%) Umbraco
6 2 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.20%) Apache
7 1 (1.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.41%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.89%) GitHub
2 4 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) SMS
2 1 (1.20%) DNS
2 1 (1.20%) SAN
2 1 (1.20%) Skype
2 1 (1.20%) SSL
2 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.46%) Oracle Database
3 11 (13.25%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (6.02%) Big Data
5 4 (4.82%) MySQL
6 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.20%) Power BI
7 1 (1.20%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (1.20%) QlikView
7 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 47 (56.63%) Selenium
2 24 (28.92%) Jenkins
3 22 (26.51%) Cucumber
3 22 (26.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (20.48%) WebDriver
5 16 (19.28%) Git (software)
6 8 (9.64%) SoapUI
7 7 (8.43%) JIRA
8 6 (7.23%) SpecFlow
9 5 (6.02%) Ranorex
10 3 (3.61%) JMeter
10 3 (3.61%) Maven
11 2 (2.41%) JUnit
11 2 (2.41%) LoadRunner
11 2 (2.41%) NUnit
11 2 (2.41%) Robot Framework
11 2 (2.41%) Zephyr
12 1 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (1.20%) Protractor
12 1 (1.20%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (9.64%) Finance
2 4 (4.82%) Advertising
3 1 (1.20%) Games
3 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (37.35%) Developer
2 22 (26.51%) Architect
3 19 (22.89%) .NET Developer
4 13 (15.66%) C# .NET Developer
4 13 (15.66%) C# Developer
5 12 (14.46%) Analyst
6 11 (13.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 11 (13.25%) Test Analyst
7 10 (12.05%) Lead Developer
7 10 (12.05%) Tester
8 8 (9.64%) .NET Software Developer
8 8 (9.64%) C# Software Developer
8 8 (9.64%) Software Developer
9 7 (8.43%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (8.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (8.43%) Lead Architect
9 7 (8.43%) QA Analyst
9 7 (8.43%) QA Test Analyst
9 7 (8.43%) Technical Leader
10 6 (7.23%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (27.71%) .NET
2 19 (22.89%) Web Services
3 16 (19.28%) ASP.NET
3 16 (19.28%) REST
3 16 (19.28%) SOAP
4 15 (18.07%) .NET Framework
4 15 (18.07%) Ajax
4 15 (18.07%) Entity Framework
4 15 (18.07%) Middleware
5 14 (16.87%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (16.87%) ASP.NET Web API
5 14 (16.87%) HTML
6 12 (14.46%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 10 (12.05%) HTML5
8 8 (9.64%) CSS
8 8 (9.64%) Gherkin
9 6 (7.23%) AngularJS
10 3 (3.61%) Apache Cordova
10 3 (3.61%) HTML5 Canvas
10 3 (3.61%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.61%) User Experience
4 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.41%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.23%) Linux
2 4 (4.82%) Windows
3 1 (1.20%) Android
3 1 (1.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (80.72%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (32.53%) Software Testing
3 23 (27.71%) Case Management
3 23 (27.71%) TDD
4 21 (25.30%) DevOps
5 18 (21.69%) Test Scripting
5 18 (21.69%) Validation
6 17 (20.48%) SDLC
7 16 (19.28%) BDD
7 16 (19.28%) Build Automation
7 16 (19.28%) MVC
8 15 (18.07%) Business Analysis
8 15 (18.07%) TOGAF
9 13 (15.66%) Data Management
9 13 (15.66%) Root Cause Analysis
9 13 (15.66%) Scrum
9 13 (15.66%) SOA
9 13 (15.66%) Waterfall
10 12 (14.46%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 12 (14.46%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 33 (39.76%) C#
2 15 (18.07%) JavaScript
3 14 (16.87%) Java
3 14 (16.87%) SQL
4 8 (9.64%) Ruby
5 3 (3.61%) C++
6 2 (2.41%) PHP
6 2 (2.41%) Python
7 1 (1.20%) Groovy
7 1 (1.20%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (18.07%) Security Cleared
2 14 (16.87%) Degree
3 12 (14.46%) ISEB
4 10 (12.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (7.23%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (7.23%) ISTQB
6 5 (6.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.20%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.20%) CIMA
8 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.20%) MCP
8 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.66%) QA
2 12 (14.46%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (14.46%) SLA
3 2 (2.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) Docker
1 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (20.48%) Puppet
2 14 (16.87%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (31.33%) Microsoft
2 23 (27.71%) Oracle
3 21 (25.30%) Pega
4 12 (14.46%) EMC
5 3 (3.61%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.41%) Progress
7 1 (1.20%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.20%) Cisco
7 1 (1.20%) HP
7 1 (1.20%) OpenText
7 1 (1.20%) VMware