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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 38 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 29 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 4.31% 0.92% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.91% 1.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 0
Average daily rate £405 £341 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Test Automation
Tyne and Wear

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
591 247 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 87.82% 76.00% 79.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 162 144
Average daily rate £410 £400 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +44.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £506 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 18
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.82 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% -14.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.05 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £21.82 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016, 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 33 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 20 (41.67%) Cucumber
3 20 (41.67%) Selenium
3 20 (41.67%) C#
4 18 (37.50%) Scrum
5 17 (35.42%) Functional Testing
6 16 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 16 (33.33%) HP
6 16 (33.33%) HP UFT
6 16 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 16 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 15 (31.25%) Test Strategy
8 14 (29.17%) QA
8 14 (29.17%) .NET
9 13 (27.08%) JavaScript
10 12 (25.00%) XML
10 12 (25.00%) Automation Testing
11 11 (22.92%) Windows
11 11 (22.92%) Web Services
11 11 (22.92%) Visual Studio
11 11 (22.92%) ADO.NET
11 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET
11 11 (22.92%) CRM
11 11 (22.92%) Integration Testing
11 11 (22.92%) JIRA
11 11 (22.92%) Dynamics CRM
12 10 (20.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 10 (20.83%) PKI
12 10 (20.83%) Confluence

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 10 (20.83%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 11 (22.92%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) Relational Database
1 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.42%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 20 (41.67%) Cucumber
1 20 (41.67%) Selenium
2 16 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 16 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 11 (22.92%) JIRA
3 11 (22.92%) Visual Studio
4 10 (20.83%) JMeter
4 10 (20.83%) LoadRunner
5 7 (14.58%) WebDriver
6 6 (12.50%) JUnit
6 6 (12.50%) RSpec
7 3 (6.25%) eggPlant
8 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.08%) TestDirector
8 1 (2.08%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (10.42%) Games
2 1 (2.08%) Advertising
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Developer
2 9 (18.75%) CRM Developer
3 8 (16.67%) Analyst
3 8 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 8 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 8 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Automation Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Test Automation Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 6 (12.50%) Tester
6 5 (10.42%) Functional Tester
6 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Microsoft Developer
8 3 (6.25%) Programme Manager
8 3 (6.25%) Programme Test Manager
8 3 (6.25%) Test Programme Manager
9 2 (4.17%) Automation Specialist
9 2 (4.17%) Java Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.17%) .NET
2 12 (25.00%) XML
3 11 (22.92%) ADO.NET
3 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET
3 11 (22.92%) Web Services
4 1 (2.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) PKI
2 6 (12.50%) CESG
3 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.08%) Clustering
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Windows
2 10 (20.83%) Linux
2 10 (20.83%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.08%) AIX
3 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 18 (37.50%) Scrum
4 17 (35.42%) Functional Testing
5 16 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 15 (31.25%) Test Strategy
7 12 (25.00%) Automation Testing
8 11 (22.92%) CRM
8 11 (22.92%) Integration Testing
9 10 (20.83%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing
9 10 (20.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 9 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (18.75%) Project Management
10 9 (18.75%) Risk Analysis
11 8 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
11 8 (16.67%) Mentoring
12 7 (14.58%) TDD
12 7 (14.58%) User Stories
13 6 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (41.67%) C#
2 13 (27.08%) JavaScript
3 10 (20.83%) Java
4 9 (18.75%) Python
4 9 (18.75%) Ruby
5 6 (12.50%) Scala
6 3 (6.25%) C
6 3 (6.25%) Perl
6 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 8 (16.67%) Degree
4 6 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 4 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.08%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) ISEB
6 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.08%) MCITP
6 1 (2.08%) MCSA
6 1 (2.08%) MCSE
6 1 (2.08%) MCTS
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (29.17%) QA
2 9 (18.75%) WCAG
3 5 (10.42%) GPG13
3 5 (10.42%) WAI
4 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.08%) Netcool
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) HP
2 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) Citrix
3 1 (2.08%) Intel Security
3 1 (2.08%) Veritas
3 1 (2.08%) VMware