Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 21 59
Rank change year-on-year -10 +38 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 93 83 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 8.12% 9.18% 3.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.61% 10.17% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 110 78 33
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £48,500 £44,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.23% +25.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,250 £50,000
North East median annual salary £48,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +21.25% +14.29% +6.87%

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 1,080 816 987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 94.24% 90.27% 85.09%
Number of salaries quoted 904 721 826
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,500 £60,000
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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -3 83 £48,500 -3.00% 32
Whitley Bay - 2 £58,500 -
Sunderland -4 1 £45,000 +100.00% 1
Test Automation
North East

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 47 (50.54%) Java
1 47 (50.54%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (40.86%) Software Engineering
3 36 (38.71%) Git (software)
4 34 (36.56%) SQL
5 33 (35.48%) Selenium
6 29 (31.18%) Mentoring
7 28 (30.11%) Degree
8 27 (29.03%) OO
9 26 (27.96%) NoSQL
10 23 (24.73%) Configuration Management
11 22 (23.66%) Cucumber
11 22 (23.66%) DevOps
12 20 (21.51%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (21.51%) Python
12 20 (21.51%) Docker
13 19 (20.43%) Ansible
13 19 (20.43%) BDD
13 19 (20.43%) Puppet
13 19 (20.43%) Subversion
14 18 (19.35%) Gherkin
14 18 (19.35%) Opscode Chef
15 17 (18.28%) Decision-Making
15 17 (18.28%) TDD
16 16 (17.20%) Mercurial
16 16 (17.20%) C#
16 16 (17.20%) Problem-Solving
16 16 (17.20%) Data Structures
16 16 (17.20%) Algorithms
17 15 (16.13%) Scrum

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 2 (2.15%) CMS
1 2 (2.15%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.08%) Confluence
2 1 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.08%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.98%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.45%) Datadog
4 1 (1.08%) NuGet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (27.96%) NoSQL
2 6 (6.45%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (2.15%) MySQL
3 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.08%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 36 (38.71%) Git (software)
2 33 (35.48%) Selenium
3 22 (23.66%) Cucumber
4 19 (20.43%) Subversion
5 16 (17.20%) Mercurial
6 12 (12.90%) Gatling
6 12 (12.90%) JMeter
7 10 (10.75%) Jenkins
7 10 (10.75%) LoadRunner
8 6 (6.45%) JIRA
8 6 (6.45%) TeamCity
9 4 (4.30%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.23%) Jasmine
10 3 (3.23%) WebDriver
11 2 (2.15%) Protractor
12 1 (1.08%) Karma Test Runner
12 1 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (1.08%) SoapUI
12 1 (1.08%) SpecFlow
12 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (15.05%) Finance
2 7 (7.53%) Automotive
3 2 (2.15%) Advertising
3 2 (2.15%) Marketing
3 2 (2.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (33.33%) Developer
2 21 (22.58%) Java Developer
3 18 (19.35%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (16.13%) Analyst
4 15 (16.13%) Test Analyst
5 14 (15.05%) Software Engineer
6 13 (13.98%) Test Engineer
7 11 (11.83%) Test Automation Engineer
8 10 (10.75%) Automation Test Analyst
8 10 (10.75%) Tester
9 7 (7.53%) Developer in Test
10 6 (6.45%) Automation Tester
11 5 (5.38%) Technical Leader
11 5 (5.38%) Test Automation Developer
12 4 (4.30%) Python Engineer
12 4 (4.30%) Python Software Engineer
13 3 (3.23%) QA Tester
13 3 (3.23%) Software Developer
14 2 (2.15%) Senior Developer
14 2 (2.15%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.35%) Gherkin
2 14 (15.05%) AngularJS
2 14 (15.05%) Node.js
3 13 (13.98%) CSS
4 12 (12.90%) HTML
5 10 (10.75%) React
6 8 (8.60%) RESTful
7 6 (6.45%) JSON
7 6 (6.45%) Spring
7 6 (6.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 5 (5.38%) .NET
9 4 (4.30%) Web Services
10 3 (3.23%) Vue.js
11 2 (2.15%) .NET Framework
11 2 (2.15%) CSS3
11 2 (2.15%) HTML5
11 2 (2.15%) jQuery
11 2 (2.15%) XML
12 1 (1.08%) Ajax
12 1 (1.08%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.20%) Algorithms
1 16 (17.20%) Data Structures
2 6 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.38%) Private Cloud
4 4 (4.30%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.15%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.08%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.23%) Linux
2 2 (2.15%) Windows
3 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (50.54%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (40.86%) Software Engineering
3 29 (31.18%) Mentoring
4 27 (29.03%) OO
5 23 (24.73%) Configuration Management
6 22 (23.66%) DevOps
7 20 (21.51%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (20.43%) BDD
9 17 (18.28%) Decision-Making
9 17 (18.28%) TDD
10 16 (17.20%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (16.13%) Scrum
12 14 (15.05%) Analytics
13 13 (13.98%) Data Analytics
13 13 (13.98%) Non-Functional Testing
13 13 (13.98%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (12.90%) Exploratory Testing
15 10 (10.75%) MVC
16 9 (9.68%) Open Source
17 7 (7.53%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 47 (50.54%) Java
2 34 (36.56%) SQL
3 20 (21.51%) Python
4 16 (17.20%) C#
5 13 (13.98%) JavaScript
6 10 (10.75%) C++
7 8 (8.60%) C
8 7 (7.53%) PowerShell
9 6 (6.45%) Bash Shell
9 6 (6.45%) Perl
9 6 (6.45%) Ruby
10 3 (3.23%) Java 8
10 3 (3.23%) PHP
11 2 (2.15%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.08%) ES6
12 1 (1.08%) Groovy
12 1 (1.08%) Scala
12 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (30.11%) Degree
2 2 (2.15%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.98%) QA
System Software
1 20 (21.51%) Docker
2 2 (2.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (20.43%) Ansible
1 19 (20.43%) Puppet
2 18 (19.35%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (13.98%) Docker Swarm
3 13 (13.98%) Mesos
4 6 (6.45%) Kubernetes
4 6 (6.45%) Nagios
4 6 (6.45%) Packer
4 6 (6.45%) Terraform
5 1 (1.08%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 13 (13.98%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.45%) New Relic
2 6 (6.45%) Splunk
3 4 (4.30%) NVIDIA
4 1 (1.08%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.08%) HP
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle
4 1 (1.08%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.08%) Zend