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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 50 63 65
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 6 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.34% 1.03% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.14% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 4
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £33,866
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% -11.41%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,000 £38,570
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 383 439 496
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 85.30% 90.14% 87.48%
Number of salaries quoted 353 385 432
Median salary £37,062 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.34% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,158
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £61,215 £57,650
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 23 March 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 23 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 +9 6 £35,000 +16.66% 5
Test Automation
North East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Java
3 8 (50.00%) Selenium
4 6 (37.50%) TDD
4 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 6 (37.50%) NHS
4 6 (37.50%) User Stories
4 6 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (31.25%) QA
6 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 4 (25.00%) Process Improvement
6 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (25.00%) SQL
6 4 (25.00%) Scrum
6 4 (25.00%) C#
6 4 (25.00%) OO
6 4 (25.00%) .NET
6 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 4 (25.00%) ATDD
6 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (25.00%) SDLC
6 4 (25.00%) Functional Programming
6 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
7 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
7 2 (12.50%) JMeter
7 2 (12.50%) Law
7 2 (12.50%) Games
7 2 (12.50%) Xcode

Test Automation
Top Related 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:

Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (12.50%) Gatling
3 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (12.50%) JMeter
3 2 (12.50%) JUnit
3 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 2 (12.50%) RSpec
3 2 (12.50%) Xcode
4 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (12.50%) Games
1 2 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Analyst
1 12 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 10 (62.50%) Automation Test Analyst
2 10 (62.50%) Senior Analyst
2 10 (62.50%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
2 10 (62.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Software Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Project Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Java Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Software Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Java Automation Tester
6 1 (6.25%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) QA Automation Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) SOAP
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) WPF
2 2 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
1 6 (37.50%) NHS
2 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 2 (12.50%) iPad
2 2 (12.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Android
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) TDD
2 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 6 (37.50%) User Stories
3 4 (25.00%) ATDD
3 4 (25.00%) Functional Programming
3 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 4 (25.00%) OO
3 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 4 (25.00%) Scrum
3 4 (25.00%) SDLC
3 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Software Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 2 (12.50%) V-Model
4 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) C#
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) PHP
3 2 (12.50%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) Ruby
3 2 (12.50%) Scala
3 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) WCAG
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) HP
1 2 (12.50%) IBM
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
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Tomorrow People
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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