Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 47 63
Rank change year-on-year +20 +16 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 93 47 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 7.21% 4.64% 3.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.15% 5.58% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85 42 27
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +7.69% -7.75%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,575 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,125 £43,625 £44,000
North East median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11% -14.86%

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 1,141 842 883
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 88.52% 83.04% 91.03%
Number of salaries quoted 998 710 784
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £53,750 £58,880
North East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

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 17 February 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 17 February 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 +5 66 £46,361 +32.46% 9
Gateshead - 25 £40,000 - 1
Sunderland -7 2 £22,500 -13.46%
Test Automation
North East

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 82 (88.17%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (58.06%) Selenium
3 41 (44.09%) Software Testing
4 40 (43.01%) C#
5 38 (40.86%) SQL
6 36 (38.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 34 (36.56%) Cucumber
8 31 (33.33%) .NET
9 30 (32.26%) Test Scripting
10 29 (31.18%) Waterfall
11 28 (30.11%) Java
11 28 (30.11%) Oracle
12 27 (29.03%) QA
13 26 (27.96%) Test Strategy
14 25 (26.88%) Degree
15 24 (25.81%) Ruby
15 24 (25.81%) ISEB
16 23 (24.73%) Test Management
17 21 (22.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 21 (22.58%) SDLC
17 21 (22.58%) Project Planning
18 20 (21.51%) TDD
19 18 (19.35%) ISEB Practitioner
19 18 (19.35%) Scrum
19 18 (19.35%) JavaScript
20 15 (16.13%) HTML
20 15 (16.13%) ASP.NET
20 15 (16.13%) Microsoft
20 15 (16.13%) Oracle Database
20 15 (16.13%) Continuous Integration

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 11 (11.83%) Documentum
2 4 (4.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (4.30%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.30%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.23%) Confluence
4 2 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.08%) SAS
5 1 (1.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.75%) GitHub
2 3 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.13%) Oracle Database
2 6 (6.45%) Big Data
3 5 (5.38%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.30%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (3.23%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.08%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.08%) MySQL
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (1.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.08%) SAS Visual Analytics
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 54 (58.06%) Selenium
2 36 (38.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (36.56%) Cucumber
4 15 (16.13%) WebDriver
5 13 (13.98%) Jenkins
6 12 (12.90%) Git (software)
7 9 (9.68%) JUnit
7 9 (9.68%) SoapUI
8 8 (8.60%) TestNG
9 7 (7.53%) Jasmine
9 7 (7.53%) Protractor
9 7 (7.53%) SpecFlow
10 6 (6.45%) JIRA
11 4 (4.30%) Subversion
12 3 (3.23%) Mercurial
13 2 (2.15%) LoadRunner
13 2 (2.15%) Maven
13 2 (2.15%) Ranorex
13 2 (2.15%) Robot Framework
13 2 (2.15%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (11.83%) Finance
2 2 (2.15%) Advertising
2 2 (2.15%) Automotive
3 1 (1.08%) Banking
3 1 (1.08%) Games
3 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (35.48%) Developer
2 24 (25.81%) Analyst
3 23 (24.73%) Test Analyst
4 20 (21.51%) .NET Developer
5 19 (20.43%) QA Analyst
5 19 (20.43%) QA Test Analyst
6 14 (15.05%) C# .NET Developer
6 14 (15.05%) C# Developer
7 13 (13.98%) Architect
8 10 (10.75%) Test Engineer
9 9 (9.68%) .NET Software Developer
9 9 (9.68%) C# Software Developer
9 9 (9.68%) Software Developer
9 9 (9.68%) Test Leader
9 9 (9.68%) Tester
10 8 (8.60%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (8.60%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 8 (8.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (7.53%) Lead Developer
12 6 (6.45%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (33.33%) .NET
2 15 (16.13%) ASP.NET
2 15 (16.13%) HTML
3 14 (15.05%) .NET Framework
3 14 (15.05%) Ajax
3 14 (15.05%) ASP.NET MVC
3 14 (15.05%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 14 (15.05%) ASP.NET Web API
3 14 (15.05%) Entity Framework
4 10 (10.75%) CSS
5 8 (8.60%) REST
5 8 (8.60%) SOAP
6 7 (7.53%) HTML5
6 7 (7.53%) Middleware
6 7 (7.53%) Web Services
7 6 (6.45%) Gherkin
8 3 (3.23%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.15%) Velocity
10 1 (1.08%) LAMP
10 1 (1.08%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.53%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.30%) User Experience
3 3 (3.23%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.23%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.30%) Windows
2 2 (2.15%) Linux
3 1 (1.08%) Android
3 1 (1.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (88.17%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (44.09%) Software Testing
3 30 (32.26%) Test Scripting
4 29 (31.18%) Waterfall
5 26 (27.96%) Test Strategy
6 23 (24.73%) Test Management
7 21 (22.58%) Project Planning
7 21 (22.58%) SDLC
8 20 (21.51%) TDD
9 18 (19.35%) Scrum
10 15 (16.13%) BDD
10 15 (16.13%) Case Management
10 15 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (15.05%) DevOps
11 14 (15.05%) MVC
12 12 (12.90%) Open Source
13 11 (11.83%) User Stories
14 10 (10.75%) OO
14 10 (10.75%) Software Engineering
14 10 (10.75%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 40 (43.01%) C#
2 38 (40.86%) SQL
3 28 (30.11%) Java
4 24 (25.81%) Ruby
5 18 (19.35%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.30%) PHP
7 3 (3.23%) C++
7 3 (3.23%) Python
8 1 (1.08%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.08%) Scala
8 1 (1.08%) XPath
Qualifications
1 25 (26.88%) Degree
2 24 (25.81%) ISEB
3 21 (22.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (19.35%) ISEB Practitioner
5 7 (7.53%) ISTQB
5 7 (7.53%) Security Cleared
6 5 (5.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.08%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.08%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (29.03%) QA
2 4 (4.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (4.30%) SLA
3 1 (1.08%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (8.60%) Puppet
2 7 (7.53%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (30.11%) Oracle
2 15 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 15 (16.13%) Pega
3 4 (4.30%) EMC
4 2 (2.15%) Progress
4 2 (2.15%) SAP
5 1 (1.08%) Apple
5 1 (1.08%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.08%) Capita
5 1 (1.08%) HP
5 1 (1.08%) OpenText