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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 30 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 22 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 4.71% 1.63% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.23% 2.05% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £105.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-64.28% +162.50%
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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
353 391 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 75.59% 79.47% 69.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 262 45
Average daily rate £354 £296 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.60% -8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 4 10
Average hourly rate £11.93 £19.75 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.60% +4.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015, 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 11 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (41.67%) Test Strategy
3 9 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 9 (37.50%) Risk Analysis
4 8 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
4 8 (33.33%) SQL
5 7 (29.17%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (25.00%) Project Management
6 6 (25.00%) Degree
6 6 (25.00%) QA
6 6 (25.00%) Scala
7 5 (20.83%) Open Source
7 5 (20.83%) BDD
7 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
7 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (20.83%) TDD
7 5 (20.83%) HP
7 5 (20.83%) Java
7 5 (20.83%) Web Services
7 5 (20.83%) XML
8 4 (16.67%) RESTful
8 4 (16.67%) MongoDB
8 4 (16.67%) NoSQL
9 3 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
9 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
9 3 (12.50%) Sahi
9 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
9 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
9 3 (12.50%) WATIR
9 3 (12.50%) Selenium

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) ATM
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 4 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 3 (12.50%) WATIR
2 3 (12.50%) Selenium
2 3 (12.50%) Sahi
2 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.17%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) General Ledger
2 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Advertising
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
1 8 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Scala Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Test Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Programme Manager
5 1 (4.17%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Web Services
1 5 (20.83%) XML
2 4 (16.67%) RESTful
3 2 (8.33%) .NET
4 1 (4.17%) Mustache
4 1 (4.17%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Open Source
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) UNIX
1 2 (8.33%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (41.67%) Test Strategy
3 9 (37.50%) Risk Analysis
3 9 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 8 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
5 6 (25.00%) Project Management
6 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.83%) TDD
6 5 (20.83%) BDD
6 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
8 2 (8.33%) Validation
8 2 (8.33%) Automation Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Black-Box Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Test Planning
9 1 (4.17%) CRM
9 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
9 1 (4.17%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) Scala
3 5 (20.83%) Java
4 2 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) HP
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) ICL
4 1 (4.17%) TSYS
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
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