Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 32 51
Rank change year-on-year -3 +19 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 88 53 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 6.93% 7.43% 5.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.54% 8.15% 6.35%
Number of salaries quoted 82 49 49
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £48,000 £40,000 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +13.48% +0.71%
10th Percentile £29,900 £27,500 £31,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £70,250 £50,000
North East median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £35,250
% change year-on-year +26.67% +6.38% +3.68%

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 1,167 650 992
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 91.89% 91.16% 87.02%
Number of salaries quoted 971 564 858
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.67% - -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £23,838
90th Percentile £61,750 £55,875 £60,000
North East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,900
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.06% -1.56%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -7 84 £48,000 +20.00% 10
Whitley Bay - 2 £58,500 -
Gateshead -2 1 £45,000 +16.88%
Sunderland -8 1 £45,000 +100.00%
Test Automation
North East

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 55 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (42.05%) Java
3 33 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (34.09%) Selenium
5 28 (31.82%) SQL
6 26 (29.55%) OO
6 26 (29.55%) Software Engineering
7 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
7 25 (28.41%) Scrum
7 25 (28.41%) Git (software)
8 24 (27.27%) C#
8 24 (27.27%) TDD
9 23 (26.14%) Degree
10 20 (22.73%) Subversion
11 19 (21.59%) Mentoring
12 18 (20.45%) Non-Functional Testing
12 18 (20.45%) BDD
13 16 (18.18%) JavaScript
13 16 (18.18%) .NET
13 16 (18.18%) CSS
13 16 (18.18%) NoSQL
13 16 (18.18%) Mercurial
13 16 (18.18%) Data Structures
13 16 (18.18%) Algorithms
13 16 (18.18%) Decision-Making
14 15 (17.05%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (17.05%) Cucumber
14 15 (17.05%) HTML
14 15 (17.05%) Configuration Management
15 14 (15.91%) MVC

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 7 (7.95%) CMS
1 7 (7.95%) Sitecore CMS
1 7 (7.95%) Umbraco
2 2 (2.27%) Confluence
3 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.68%) Datadog
4 2 (2.27%) NuGet
4 2 (2.27%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 8 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.82%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (2.27%) RavenDB
4 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.14%) MySQL
5 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (34.09%) Selenium
2 25 (28.41%) Git (software)
3 20 (22.73%) Subversion
4 16 (18.18%) Mercurial
5 15 (17.05%) Cucumber
6 12 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (11.36%) Jenkins
7 10 (11.36%) JMeter
7 10 (11.36%) LoadRunner
8 9 (10.23%) SoapUI
9 8 (9.09%) Visual Studio
10 6 (6.82%) Gatling
10 6 (6.82%) TeamCity
10 6 (6.82%) WebDriver
11 5 (5.68%) Jasmine
11 5 (5.68%) JUnit
11 5 (5.68%) Protractor
12 4 (4.55%) JIRA
12 4 (4.55%) Ranorex
12 4 (4.55%) Robot Framework
General
1 12 (13.64%) Advertising
2 6 (6.82%) Finance
3 3 (3.41%) Automotive
4 2 (2.27%) Retail
5 1 (1.14%) Games
5 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (32.95%) Developer
2 23 (26.14%) Analyst
3 21 (23.86%) Test Analyst
4 17 (19.32%) Java Developer
5 13 (14.77%) Test Engineer
6 10 (11.36%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (10.23%) QA Analyst
7 9 (10.23%) Tester
8 8 (9.09%) C# Developer
8 8 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
8 8 (9.09%) Software Developer
8 8 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
9 7 (7.95%) QA Test Analyst
9 7 (7.95%) Technical Leader
9 7 (7.95%) Test Leader
10 6 (6.82%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (6.82%) Lead Test Analyst
10 6 (6.82%) Software Analyst
10 6 (6.82%) Software Test Analyst
11 5 (5.68%) Junior ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.18%) .NET
1 16 (18.18%) CSS
2 15 (17.05%) HTML
3 12 (13.64%) AngularJS
3 12 (13.64%) Web Services
4 10 (11.36%) jQuery
5 9 (10.23%) React
6 8 (9.09%) .NET Framework
6 8 (9.09%) ASP.NET
6 8 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (9.09%) Gherkin
7 7 (7.95%) SOAP
8 6 (6.82%) Ajax
9 5 (5.68%) CSS3
9 5 (5.68%) Entity Framework
9 5 (5.68%) HTML5
9 5 (5.68%) JSON
9 5 (5.68%) Spring
9 5 (5.68%) WCF
10 3 (3.41%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.18%) Algorithms
1 16 (18.18%) Data Structures
2 6 (6.82%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.68%) Private Cloud
4 4 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.27%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.14%) Fintech
6 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.14%) Online Gambling
6 1 (1.14%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.55%) Linux
2 3 (3.41%) Windows
3 2 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (29.55%) OO
3 26 (29.55%) Software Engineering
4 25 (28.41%) Scrum
5 24 (27.27%) TDD
6 19 (21.59%) Mentoring
7 18 (20.45%) BDD
7 18 (20.45%) Non-Functional Testing
8 16 (18.18%) Decision-Making
9 15 (17.05%) Configuration Management
10 14 (15.91%) DevOps
10 14 (15.91%) MVC
10 14 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (14.77%) SDLC
12 11 (12.50%) Coaching
12 11 (12.50%) Software Testing
13 10 (11.36%) Test Scripting
14 9 (10.23%) Open Source
15 8 (9.09%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (42.05%) Java
2 28 (31.82%) SQL
3 24 (27.27%) C#
4 16 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 13 (14.77%) Ruby
6 10 (11.36%) Python
7 9 (10.23%) C
7 9 (10.23%) C++
8 8 (9.09%) PowerShell
9 6 (6.82%) Bash Shell
9 6 (6.82%) Perl
10 3 (3.41%) PHP
11 2 (2.27%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.14%) ES6
12 1 (1.14%) Groovy
12 1 (1.14%) Java 8
12 1 (1.14%) Scala
12 1 (1.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (26.14%) Degree
2 6 (6.82%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.55%) ISEB
4 2 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.14%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.14%) CITP
5 1 (1.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.23%) QA
System Software
1 11 (12.50%) Docker
2 2 (2.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (11.36%) Ansible
1 10 (11.36%) Puppet
2 9 (10.23%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (6.82%) Kubernetes
3 6 (6.82%) Nagios
3 6 (6.82%) Packer
3 6 (6.82%) Terraform
4 4 (4.55%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (4.55%) Mesos
5 1 (1.14%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.95%) Sitecore
3 6 (6.82%) New Relic
3 6 (6.82%) Splunk
4 5 (5.68%) Oracle
5 3 (3.41%) NVIDIA
6 1 (1.14%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.14%) Google
6 1 (1.14%) HP
6 1 (1.14%) Sybase
6 1 (1.14%) Zend