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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 47 56
Rank change year-on-year +23 +9  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 31 27 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 9.14% 4.45% 3.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.40% 5.26% 4.24%
Number of salaries quoted 29 24 16
Median salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +2.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,250 £50,000 £42,375
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 298 513 448
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 87.91% 84.51% 84.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1083 1780 1586
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £26,625
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £54,343 £65,000
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

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 +17 26 £38,250 +9.28% 10
Gateshead +13 3 £38,500 +6.94%
Test Automation
North East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 46 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (55.77%) Selenium
3 20 (38.46%) Java
4 19 (36.54%) TDD
5 17 (32.69%) JavaScript
5 17 (32.69%) WebDriver
6 15 (28.85%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (26.92%) BDD
7 14 (26.92%) Web Services
7 14 (26.92%) Scrum
8 12 (23.08%) HTML
8 12 (23.08%) CSS
8 12 (23.08%) QA
8 12 (23.08%) Cucumber
8 12 (23.08%) Test Scripting
9 11 (21.15%) Git (software)
9 11 (21.15%) C#
10 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
10 10 (19.23%) AngularJS
10 10 (19.23%) Jenkins
10 10 (19.23%) SDLC
11 9 (17.31%) REST
11 9 (17.31%) SQL
11 9 (17.31%) .NET
11 9 (17.31%) SOAP
12 8 (15.38%) Oracle
12 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
12 8 (15.38%) Ajax
12 8 (15.38%) Software Testing
12 8 (15.38%) Mobile App

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 5 (9.62%) CMS
1 5 (9.62%) Documentum
1 5 (9.62%) Tomcat
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (7.69%) Umbraco
2 4 (7.69%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.85%) Confluence
4 1 (1.92%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (7.69%) GitHub
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.92%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) MySQL
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (5.77%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (55.77%) Selenium
2 17 (32.69%) WebDriver
3 12 (23.08%) Cucumber
4 11 (21.15%) Git (software)
5 10 (19.23%) Jenkins
6 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (5.77%) Grunt
7 3 (5.77%) gulp
7 3 (5.77%) Maven
7 3 (5.77%) SonarQube
8 2 (3.85%) CircleCI
8 2 (3.85%) Gatling
8 2 (3.85%) Gradle
8 2 (3.85%) JUnit
8 2 (3.85%) Ranorex
8 2 (3.85%) RSpec
8 2 (3.85%) Subversion
9 1 (1.92%) PHPUnit
9 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (13.46%) Advertising
2 3 (5.77%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Analyst
1 14 (26.92%) Test Analyst
2 13 (25.00%) Developer
3 8 (15.38%) Tester
4 7 (13.46%) Automation Test Analyst
4 7 (13.46%) QA Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Test Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Automation Tester
5 6 (11.54%) Java Developer
5 6 (11.54%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Architect
6 5 (9.62%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (7.69%) QA Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Software Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.92%) Web Services
2 12 (23.08%) CSS
2 12 (23.08%) HTML
3 10 (19.23%) AngularJS
4 9 (17.31%) .NET
4 9 (17.31%) REST
4 9 (17.31%) SOAP
5 8 (15.38%) Ajax
6 7 (13.46%) HTML5
7 6 (11.54%) jQuery
7 6 (11.54%) JSON
7 6 (11.54%) Middleware
8 5 (9.62%) .NET Framework
8 5 (9.62%) ASP.NET
8 5 (9.62%) Entity Framework
8 5 (9.62%) Node.js
9 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (7.69%) React
10 3 (5.77%) Backbone.js
10 3 (5.77%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.77%) NHS
3 2 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.92%) iPad
4 1 (1.92%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Linux
2 2 (3.85%) Unix
2 2 (3.85%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (36.54%) TDD
3 15 (28.85%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (26.92%) BDD
4 14 (26.92%) Scrum
5 12 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 10 (19.23%) SDLC
7 8 (15.38%) Software Testing
8 7 (13.46%) DevOps
8 7 (13.46%) Front End Development
8 7 (13.46%) Regression Testing
8 7 (13.46%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (11.54%) Data Protection
9 6 (11.54%) Functional Testing
9 6 (11.54%) SOA
9 6 (11.54%) Test Strategy
9 6 (11.54%) Validation
10 5 (9.62%) MVC
10 5 (9.62%) Quality Management
10 5 (9.62%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (38.46%) Java
2 17 (32.69%) JavaScript
3 11 (21.15%) C#
4 9 (17.31%) SQL
5 6 (11.54%) PHP
5 6 (11.54%) Python
6 5 (9.62%) Ruby
7 4 (7.69%) Scala
8 1 (1.92%) C++
8 1 (1.92%) Jython
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) Degree
2 4 (7.69%) ISEB
3 3 (5.77%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (23.08%) QA
2 5 (9.62%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (9.62%) SLA
3 2 (3.85%) WCAG
4 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) Puppet
2 4 (7.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.38%) Oracle
3 5 (9.62%) EMC
3 5 (9.62%) Pega
4 4 (7.69%) Sitecore
5 3 (5.77%) Cognizant
5 3 (5.77%) Perforce
6 1 (1.92%) ILOG
Newcastle upon Tyne
FRG Technology Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Remote Working, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £45,000 per annum Competitive salary plus benefits & b
Posted: 15 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Converted Media
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum (DOE)
Posted: 5 days ago
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
Condeco Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Services
Salary: £66500 - £71500
Posted: 25 days ago