The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 56 - 16
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 7 0 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.24% - 7.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% - 10.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 15
Average daily rate
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£338 - £243
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 - £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 - £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.64% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.46% +4.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
481 109 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 85.28% 76.76% 67.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 62 94
Average daily rate £375 £350 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +37.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £233 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 8 6
Average hourly rate £21.80 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.23% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.16 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.90 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation.

1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 12 (75.00%) Selenium
2 12 (75.00%) JUnit
2 12 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 12 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 12 (75.00%) Jenkins
3 11 (68.75%) Automation Testing
3 11 (68.75%) RSpec
3 11 (68.75%) Web Testing
4 10 (62.50%) Java
5 8 (50.00%) Ruby
6 7 (43.75%) TDD
6 7 (43.75%) Scrum
7 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
7 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
8 5 (31.25%) C#
8 5 (31.25%) QA
9 4 (25.00%) Games
9 4 (25.00%) Python
9 4 (25.00%) Scala
10 3 (18.75%) User Stories
11 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
11 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
11 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
11 2 (12.50%) Aerospace
12 1 (6.25%) Finance
12 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
12 1 (6.25%) Microsoft

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 12 (75.00%) JUnit
1 12 (75.00%) Selenium
1 12 (75.00%) WebDriver
1 12 (75.00%) Cucumber
1 12 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 11 (68.75%) RSpec
General
1 4 (25.00%) Games
2 2 (12.50%) Aerospace
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Consultant
1 7 (43.75%) Test Consultant
2 5 (31.25%) Test Automation Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Coach
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) Automated Testing
3 11 (68.75%) Web Testing
3 11 (68.75%) Automation Testing
4 7 (43.75%) Scrum
4 7 (43.75%) TDD
5 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
6 3 (18.75%) User Stories
7 1 (6.25%) Refactoring
7 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (6.25%) System Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Java
2 8 (50.00%) Ruby
3 5 (31.25%) C#
4 4 (25.00%) Python
4 4 (25.00%) Scala
5 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) HP