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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 50 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 21 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.71% 2.46% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.22% 2.99% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 0
Average daily rate
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£308 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £39.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-19.38% +34.48%
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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
653 301 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 84.26% 82.24% 71.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 203 62
Average daily rate £440 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 6
Average hourly rate £25.50 £20.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% +19.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 35 (62.50%) Automated Testing
2 25 (44.64%) TDD
3 24 (42.86%) Java
3 24 (42.86%) QA
4 22 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (37.50%) Test Scripting
6 20 (35.71%) Test Strategy
7 19 (33.93%) Risk Analysis
8 18 (32.14%) SQL
8 18 (32.14%) Project Management
8 18 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (30.36%) Selenium
10 16 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
10 16 (28.57%) Scala
11 15 (26.79%) Degree
12 14 (25.00%) BDD
13 13 (23.21%) Cucumber
13 13 (23.21%) WebDriver
13 13 (23.21%) Web Services
13 13 (23.21%) XML
14 12 (21.43%) C#
14 12 (21.43%) Open Source
14 12 (21.43%) Automation Testing
14 12 (21.43%) Ruby
15 11 (19.64%) Web Testing
15 11 (19.64%) Jenkins
15 11 (19.64%) MongoDB
15 11 (19.64%) NoSQL
15 11 (19.64%) RESTful
15 11 (19.64%) RSpec

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (1.79%) IIS
1 1 (1.79%) CMS
1 1 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) ATM
1 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.64%) MongoDB
1 11 (19.64%) NoSQL
2 5 (8.93%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.79%) MySQL
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (30.36%) Selenium
2 13 (23.21%) WebDriver
2 13 (23.21%) Cucumber
3 11 (19.64%) RSpec
3 11 (19.64%) Jenkins
3 11 (19.64%) JUnit
4 7 (12.50%) HP UFT
5 4 (7.14%) LoadRunner
6 2 (3.57%) JIRA
6 2 (3.57%) WATIR
6 2 (3.57%) Sahi
7 1 (1.79%) JBehave
7 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.79%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (8.93%) Games
2 4 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (3.57%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Analyst
2 17 (30.36%) Test Analyst
3 11 (19.64%) Test Engineer
4 9 (16.07%) Automation Engineer
4 9 (16.07%) Test Automation Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) QA Analyst
6 7 (12.50%) Developer
7 6 (10.71%) Tester
7 6 (10.71%) QA Test Analyst
7 6 (10.71%) Scala Developer
8 5 (8.93%) Quality Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Automation Tester
10 2 (3.57%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) Test Manager
11 1 (1.79%) Senior Analyst
11 1 (1.79%) Junior
11 1 (1.79%) Architect
11 1 (1.79%) Functional Analyst
11 1 (1.79%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.21%) Web Services
1 13 (23.21%) XML
2 11 (19.64%) RESTful
3 3 (5.36%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.36%) .NET
4 2 (3.57%) SOAP
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.79%) REST
5 1 (1.79%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
1 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.79%) Online Banking
1 1 (1.79%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) VME
2 2 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (62.50%) Automated Testing
2 25 (44.64%) TDD
3 22 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 20 (35.71%) Test Strategy
6 19 (33.93%) Risk Analysis
7 18 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (32.14%) Project Management
8 16 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
9 14 (25.00%) BDD
10 12 (21.43%) Open Source
10 12 (21.43%) Automation Testing
11 11 (19.64%) Web Testing
12 8 (14.29%) Scrum
12 8 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
13 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
13 6 (10.71%) Software Testing
14 5 (8.93%) User Stories
15 2 (3.57%) Business Analysis
15 2 (3.57%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.86%) Java
2 18 (32.14%) SQL
3 16 (28.57%) Scala
4 12 (21.43%) Ruby
4 12 (21.43%) C#
5 10 (17.86%) Python
6 2 (3.57%) COBOL
7 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (26.79%) Degree
2 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) ISEB
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (19.64%) HP
2 5 (8.93%) ICL
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.79%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.79%) TSYS
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